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What we learned at a Weekend to Remember

What Else Could We Learn About Marriage?

We thought we knew it all, but the Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway gave us practical help that was built on a solid foundation of biblical truth.

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Lose the Toxic, Not the Masculinity – picture is man showing his son how to shave

Lose the Toxic, Not the Masculinity

If our hearts chafe at this whole line of thinking, our issue is with the gospel, not the cultural narrative.

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apps to keep your kids off of

The Digital Dirty Dozen: 12 Apps for Parents to Watch Out For

My limited experience has taught me to be vigilant in what I allow before my children’s eyes.

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setting goals for your marriage

Making Resolutions for a Thriving Marriage

Setting goals is important to maintaining a healthy marriage. Here are a few ideas to help you stick to them.

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Shopping on a budget

Soothing the Shopping Itch Without Breaking the Bank

Ideas to help you feel like you’re living in luxury without spending much money … or any at all.

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Helping your child choose a college

Questions every parent should ask their kids as they consider college and career

In order for your teenagers to be able to make adult-level decisions, they need guidance. You can help them by asking good questions.

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Asking my kids for forgiveness

Asking Forgiveness From My Kids … Again

My kids need to grow up with the knowledge that I require a Savior just as much as they do.

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Why I Wish We Hadn't Lived Together Before Marriage

Why I Wish We Hadn’t Lived Together Before Marriage

Here are five reasons I wish my husband and I hadn’t moved in together before saying “I do.”

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Why does God allow suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

These basic principles will help you and your family understand the biblical reasons for tragedy.

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Grieving the Death of a Spouse

Two Funerals and a Wedding

Three ways I’ve helped my stepfamily grieve the deaths of both previous spouses.

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Remembering my identity in Christ

The Search: Who Am I Now?

From widow and single mother to second wife and stepmom, my soul suffered an identity crisis.

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Survival Tips for the first year of stepfamily life

Survival Tips for the First Year of Stepfamily Life

Ten ideas that helped (or would have helped) my family during our first blended year.

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Some Good News About the Bad News About Marriage

Some Good News About the Bad News About Marriage

Divorce rates aren’t really as bad as the academics were implying.

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What I Wish for Jeff Bezos and Tim Tebow

Despite their differing marriage scenarios, my prayer for both the Bezos and Tebows is the same: a happy ending

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losing a child

Riding the Two Rails of Grief: Faith and Suffering

After the unexpected death of our son, my wife and I learned that faith informs pain, but it doesn’t erase it.

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Maintaining Our Individuality in Marriage

When you look at our marriage you see unity, but you also see each one of us as a different and unique person.

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Advice for the new bride

For the New Bride: 4 Things to Remember After Saying ‘I Do’

I had no idea what being a wife meant other than we’d live together forever, hopefully have some kids, and file a joint tax return.

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A marriage license is not a receipt

A Marriage License Is Not a Receipt, It’s a Commitment

Exchanging one spouse for another isn’t as easy as returning the wrong pair of shoes. Choose wisely from the beginning and forget the return policy.

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single parenting

‘Mom, I Am Their Father’

I finally realized that my children had all the father they needed; all I had to do was point them to God for their needs.

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Learning to speak marriage again

Learning to Speak Marriage Again

A new marriage requires learning different forms of affection, communication, traditions, and expectations.

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The people in my neighborhood

The People in My Neighborhood

My morning strolls did more than help me lose weight; they helped me learn valuable lessons about life.

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Talking to Your kids about mass shootings

8 Suggestions for Talking to Your Kids About Mass Shootings

Talking to my kids about shootings doesn’t come easily—how do I answer questions about things I don’t understand myself?

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A Healthy Stepfamily Needs God Esteem

A Healthy Stepfamily Needs ‘God-Esteem’

Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves, but that requires first knowing who we are in Christ.

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Creating closer relationships in stepfamilies

Creating Closer Relationships in Stepfamilies

Strengthen bonds between kids and stepparents by going on a trip that doesn’t fit into the status quo.

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Fairy tale marriage

Moving Beyond the Fairy-Tale Marriage

The divine design of marriage calls us to something deeper—to God’s daily involvement. Because we can’t uphold our vows without Him.

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Your Attitude Toward Your Ex Impacts Your Co-Parenting

Your Attitude Toward Your Ex Impacts Your Co-Parenting

When the world is telling you to blame your ex-spouse and embrace bitterness, you can work on turning your thoughts toward a peaceful working relationship.

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Our favorite comments from 2018 Weekend to Remember getaways

Our Favorite Weekend to Remember Stories of 2018

Marriages are being transformed at Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways. Here are just a few of our favorite stories guests shared with us last year.

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woman looking in mirror putting on makeup

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, How Should Mama Look After All?

How do we treat ourselves well while also remembering that God cares more about our hearts? Can we keep our hearts pure but also enjoy fashion?

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Stay Connected With Your Spouse While You're raising your kids

Connecting With Your Spouse Through the Busy Parenting Years

When we became parents, our entire universe shifted. What happened to the couple we were?

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Christmas gift for my wife

What Your Wife Really Wants for Christmas

Forget perfume and diamonds … give your wife something that speaks to her heart.

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