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Marriage Is More Than a Fairytale

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4OK9DmLpCY] Video by: Jeff Bethke Disney movies and chick flicks have a lot to say about love, but what is marriage really like? Contrary to what you may have heard, it’s not love that sustains the promise, it’s the promise that sustains the love. Marriage is first and foremost a commitment,...

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Marriage Is More Than a Fairytale
Is God a Prude?

Does God smile on love but frown on sex?  Does God want us to love others, but have prudish rules for how we can show it sexually?  For example the Bible teaches: Run away from adolescent lust. Save sex for marriage. Don’t do it with your neighbor’s spouse. We might think that God forgot that he made us sexual creatures.  Doesn’t...

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Marriage Is More Than a Fairytale
Anger: Definitive vs Distorted

I will apologize for doing something I believe is wrong. It’s a great start however this is problematic if I didn’t see anything wrong with my action but my spouse does. Or vice versa. Has that happened to anyone? We learned a few principles to help sort this out at an anger workshop lead by Dr Gary Chapman. The purpose of anger First thing...

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Marriage Is More Than a Fairytale
Valentine, How Do I Love Thee?

Valentine's Day brings sweet expressions of romance. "I love you" fills telephone lines, mailboxes, airwaves, personal ads and cybertraffic. The price of flowers mysteriously rises in February. How do you say, "I love you"? Maybe a kind greeting in the morning or a phone call midday? A nice lunch or dinner can convey the feeling. So can a surprise...

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Marriage Is More Than a Fairytale
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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Marriage Is More Than a Fairytale
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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Marriage Is More Than a Fairytale
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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Marriage Is More Than a Fairytale
You Always Marry into a Family

They say that when you marry someone you marry their entire family. There’s a lot of truth in that. In reality, you don’t just have to deal with parent-in-laws, there are sibling-in-laws, their respective spouses and children, grandparents, step parents and ex-spouses too. For both my husband and I there were things that were normal and accepted...

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