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Living the Single Life

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lREZ6Bg_Y4E?feature=player_detailpage] Julian, the host of The Science of Love by SoulPancake, asks a handful of single people a few questions: If you could, would you wake up tomorrow single or in a relationship? What are you looking for in a partner? What do you think other people are looking for? Their...

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How To Have A Great Marriage
How To Have A Great Marriage

Haven’t we all fantasized about the great skills and qualities our “Mr.” or “Ms. Right” will have in their repertoire? Everyone wants a marriage that lasts a lifetime.  With divorce rates high, even among Christians, how do you build a relationship that goes the distance? Not surprisingly, it all starts with the person you choose to...

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9 Ways to Cheer Up Your Wife
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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Real Sex is Not Like the Movies
Real Sex is Not Like the Movies

Call me naive, but when I got married, I did not know much about sex. I grew up in a conservative church where we were taught that sex was reserved for marriage only. I believed that (and still believe the best sex is within marriage), so I tried not to think about it. Idecided I’d keep my virginity until I got married. Actually, I was pretty afraid...

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Is God a Prude?
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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Anger: Definitive vs Distorted
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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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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Surviving Valentine’s Day as a Single
Surviving Valentine's Day as a Single

It's Valentine's Day and you're single? That is awesome, because you can choose to celebrate it any way you want! In fact, you can even choose to ignore it completely. However, that last option is actually quite difficult to pull off. Sometimes loneliness seems especially acute on that day. So here are some ways to hold it at bay. Plan ahead....

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