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A Man's Take on Why Feelings Matter

We live in a culture that inoculates men against their feelings. They grow up learning to develop thick, protective skin over their emotions. They may have a father tell them to “Just be tough” or chide them because “Boys don’t cry.” In a moment of vulnerability in grade school, they may hear someone say, “He’s such a cry baby!” As...

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Stuck With Family Baggage: Freedom is a Choice
Stuck With Family Baggage: Freedom is a Choice

The more marriage conferences and counseling I do, the more convinced I become that there is one issue, more than any other, that is causing marriages to fall apart today. Communication? Money? Sex? For decades these issues have been said to be the top three reasons why marriages fail, and there's no doubt that many marriages have blown up over...

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Help! My Wife Doesn’t Want Sex part2
Help! My Wife Doesn’t Want Sex part2

Part1:  Help! My Wife Doesn't Want Sex There's a love that can fill the void of a sexless life. Making the connection Then there is the difference of what our minds are thinking about. She walks in the room looks at you a certain way and you are thinking, “All right, I know what is on her mind!” Actually you don’t. Guys, we can...

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How to Write a Love Letter
How to Write a Love Letter

What could be more romantic than receiving a love letter? A good old fashioned, hand-written love letter is still one of the best Valentines around, but don't just save it for February. A love letter is a powerful expression any day of the year. You don't have to be Shakespeare to write the perfect love letter. All you need to know is how you...

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10 Things Guys Wish Women Knew about Men
10 Things Guys Wish Women Knew about Men

Having a hard time relating to your partner? Our mentors are here for you. Request a mentor today. It is likely no surprise to you that God has wired women and men differently. We all recognize some of these differences, but others often hide in plain sight. Shaunti Feldhahn, a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, author and speaker recently...

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Are You Too Tired to Have Sex?
Are You Too Tired to Have Sex?

I think it's important to have a safe place where we can talk about sex in a Christian environment. If you are having issues, I really don't want you googling it and ending up at some porn site or some site that will tell you to watch porn! So I think it's best to be open and honest, since God created it, after all. Here is an interesting study...

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Give a Gift to Your Relationship
Give a Gift to Your Relationship

My early morning jog seemed colder than normal. I felt chilled to the bone, so I stayed in the hot shower a bit longer than usual.  I had almost exhausted the hot water supply when I finally turned off the taps. Through the curtains my husband handed me a towel.  As I wrapped the fresh white towel around my shivering shoulders, deep warmth wrapped...

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Facebook for Couples: 8 Things to Do Today
Facebook for Couples: 8 Things to Do Today

If you've been married for more than a couple of days you've probably already figured out that communication in marriage is really important.  Being intentional about the way you communicate with your spouse sets a firm foundation for a solid relationship. The same rules apply when it comes to using Facebook once you're married.  Facebook is...

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