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9 Ways to Cheer Up Your Wife

1. Give a small gift?- My wife loves flowers. Buying her flowers (as long as they are not fake) is a foolproof way of cheering her up. Other gifts like her favorite chocolate or a dessert also work. 2. Give a massage?- My wife enjoys foot massages, especially after a day when she’s been on her feet for a long time. She’s very happy whenever...

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God Removed My “Damaged Goods” Sticker
God Removed My “Damaged Goods” Sticker

“Sometimes I feel like you’re worthless!” said the voice on the phone. “Well then,” I replied.  “I suppose we shouldn’t be together.” I hung up. After months of trying to end things, of breaking up with him repeatedly, I finally had the courage to let my boyfriend go once and for all. In the aftermath of that final phone call...

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Drat! It’s Valentine’s Day
Drat! It's Valentine's Day

Let's face it… Valentine's Day sometimes makes us growl. Who came up with the crazy idea of dedicating a specific day of the year to the expression of our love for others? Who decided to lay this huge pressure upon us? Even as a child, I found this day horribly stressful. Who should I give a valentine to? Should I avoid giving one to somebody?...

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Bust a Rut, Lose Your Gut
Bust a Rut, Lose Your Gut

Do you go to the same vacation spot every year? Have pizza for dinner almost every Friday night? Always hit the stationary bike or treadmill at the gym? While it can be comforting to stick to the familiar, being more adventurous can improve your relationships, health and mental well-being, says Dr. Frank Farley, a psychologist at Temple University...

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Stop Trying To Make Her Happy
Stop Trying To Make Her Happy

Men, if you want to have a great relationship here is my advice to you: Stop trying to cheer up your girlfriend or wife.  I know this might not make sense to you right now, but trust me, it’ll be one of the best things you can do for your relationship. As a brand new husband, one rookie mistake I repeatedly made was always trying to fix my...

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How To Find A Mature Man
How To Find A Mature Man

“I can’t find any mature men to date.” All too often, this is what I hear from women – especially Christian women.  They bemoan the fact that every man they know is not mature enough (or the mature ones are all taken).  Well, here’s what I think: the mature man is difficult to find because the mature man is a myth.  He does not exist. Here’s...

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Forgiveness Is Not A Feeling
Forgiveness Is Not A Feeling

Learning to forgive is CRITICAL to building a healthy marriage. We’ve only had “little” offenses to forgive each other on this first year, but I’m not going to kid myself that “little” hurts are all that’ll ever touch our marriage.  Even so, in this first year I’ve had plenty of opportunities to practice forgiveness (and so has my...

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How to Live Single in a Marriage-Minded Society
How to Live Single in a Marriage-Minded Society

Being a single woman over thirty can often be summed up in two words: borderline insanity! You’re fearful that you’re running out of time to find The One. You’re angry that you are being denied something you feel entitled to. You’re envious of friends who are living out the life you so badly desire. You’re embarrassed by what you perceive...

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