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5 Keys to Success in Marriage

5 Keys to Success in Marriage

  There exists an age old question regarding which type of relationship style provides the best potential for a happy marriage.  What is the ideal blend of personalities, interests, backgrounds, experiences, and other characteristics that results in marital bliss?  There is not a single correct answer.  Couples manage to find success in marriage in all […]

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Exploring Sources of Marital Expectations

Everyone has expectations regarding the manner in which they believe a marriage should work. Whether you realize it or not, through the course of your life you have formed ideas, beliefs and assumptions about virtually every aspect of married life. The expectations that both you and your spouse have will influence your relationship in many […]

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Parent-in-Law Relationships

One aspect of marriage and family life that presents potential for difficulties is the relationship between an individual and the parents of his or her spouse. The nature of these challenges differs greatly depending on the personalities, family situation, and other circumstances of those involved. However, there are certainly several areas in which problems are […]

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Basic Relationship Styles

Marriage experts identify three primary relationship styles that are common in our culture. Although sometimes different terms are employed, these three types of relationships are typically known as complimentary, symmetrical, and parallel. For existing marriages the style has already been established and it generally remains static throughout the relationship. However, awareness of the various styles […]

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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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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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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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Marriage in Ministry

Terry and Melani Shock presented thoughts from how a tree grows to give insight to 36 couples who are actively  involved in ministry. What a great time we had studies the features of a growing tree. 1.    The strength of the roots creates the foundation for the tree – the foundation is prayer and the […]

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Keeping Your Marriage Strong In A Weak Economy

  It is certainly no secret that money problems are among the top challenges that married couples face when it comes to developing and sustaining a healthy relationship.  In tough economic times the potential for marital conflict over financial issues can be greater than usual.  Even among those fortunate enough to remain employed throughout the […]

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