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Controlling Behaviors in Marriage

Attempting to control one’s spouse – whether purposely or unintentionally – is a sure way to erode affection in the relationship and eventually destroy it. Unfortunately, it is a very common phenomenon. In fact, research reveals that controlling behavior is the top reason why marriages become dissatisfying and ultimately end – accounting for 20% of […]

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Ancient Insights and Modern Explanations of Love

What is love? Is it an emotion or feeling? Is it a relationship state or status? Is it a choice or decision? The answer is: “Yes”… to all of the above! And each of these factors plays a significant role regarding love in marriage. While love is certainly multifaceted, there is a great deal of […]

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The Blessing and Benefits of Marriage

The Bible teaches us that marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman that was designed and ordained by God. In a successful Christian marriage the participants enter into a life-long covenant and commitment with one another and, together, with God. Because God instituted marriage and is, Himself, a part of the marital […]

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Don’t Go To Bed Angry

The Bible admonishes us to “let not the sun go down upon your wrath” (Eph. 4:26).  Some have paraphrased this scriptural mandate with the simple phrase “don’t go to bed angry”.  These are sound words to apply in any relationship or situation.  But, certainly we would be remiss if we did not apply this timeless […]

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Setting The Tone For A Peaceful Evening

  There are a few specific times of the day that seem to hold special importance with respect to establishing a positive mood in the home. Our words and actions during these times have significant ramifications. Indeed, how we handle these times can go a long way to either making or breaking our marriage and […]

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Starting the Day Off Right at Home

  One should always be mindful of being loving, helpful, and respectful to his/her partner. Every day and every waking moment is important. We should never take one another for granted or misuse the time that we are blessed to have with our spouse and family. However, there are a few specific times of the […]

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Contentment in Marriage and Life

  Usually when we consider the topic of contentment, we think of money and materialism. However, the concept extends to many other areas of life, including marriage. While most Bible references on contentment deal with the topic of wealth and possessions (i.e. Mat. 6:24-33, Phil. 4:11-13, 1 Tim. 6:5-11, Heb. 13:5-6), the same principles certainly […]

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Protecting Your Marriage in the Age of Social Media

  Does social media use cause marriage problems?  The answer may depend on who you ask.  It is undeniable that potential exists for inappropriate interpersonal behavior with services such as Facebook, Twitter, and others.  But is social networking the cause/root of the problem?  Or is it just the latest technology that people have abused in […]

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Ten Easy Resolutions To Improve Your Marriage

  While mulling over ways to change your life for the better this year, why not consider a resolution to improve your marriage? Virtually nothing else that you resolve to do will be more advantageous to your life and happiness in the long run. Here are ten suggestions for relatively easy resolutions you can make […]

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Peace In The Christian Home

  The Bible is replete with lessons that teach us the proper way to treat others and conduct ourselves in personal relationships. Among the most important of these teachings is that our associations and dealings with others should exist within the boundaries and confines of peace. This biblical principle is general in nature and not […]

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