Marriage Challenges

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retirement

Aah, Retirement. What could go wrong?

How could we possibly think retirement, changing health, and decline ahead wouldn’t have surprises and challenges like our 40+ years of marriage?

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marriage isn't as bad as it seems

5 Reasons Your Marriage Isn’t as Bad as It Seems Right Now

How do we know in the middle of deep despair if it’s time to throw the house key in his face? Or if we can check our emotions and reevaluate? 

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the Enneagram and marriage

The Enneagram and My Marriage

I’m Jenn. I’m a 9. If you’re a 6, like my husband, you’re waiting to decide if I’m knowledgeable about the Enneagram until after you hear what I say.

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work/life balance

Balancing Family and Career for the Young Professional Pursuing Both

More stuff means more bills. More bills require more work.The work life balance cycle is as paralyzing as it is addictive. And it is luring every American family.

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debt in marriage

I Thought Our Debt Was His Problem

I didn’t want to work hard to hand my paycheck over to cover his debt. I wanted to spend my money my way. He is the one who went to college and accrued it!

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sex after baby

Sex After Baby: From Her Side of the Bed

I struggled with a lot of fear when it came to sex after baby! I avoided telling my husband that I was wrestling with a lack of desire for quite awhile.

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sex after baby

Sex After Baby: From His Side of the Bed

When and how do you get back into physical intimacy with each other after a new baby? As the husband, I have learned 3 nonnegotiables for sex after baby.  

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“I want sex more than he does!” 4 Tips for the Sexually-Frustrated Woman

1 in 5 women have the higher sex drive. But when our husbands decline–or rarely initiate sex–it leaves us thinking, What’s wrong with him? Or is it me?

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Dad taking child to school

If Bill Gates Can Drop Off His Kids, So Can You

When dads share the household responsibilities, it’s a win-win for the family and a win-win for society. Bill Gates, tech guru, and wife Melinda proved it.

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husband's work

When Your Man’s Long Hours Don’t Feel Like Love

Following a Major League Baseball career, my husband’s work led to a new demanding position. So, I came home to an empty house and had dinner alone again.

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Married Single Parent

I Am a Married Single Parent

I am still legally married. But all the things that a marriage typically brings, especially in the world of parenting, do not exist in our marriage.

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Cost of parenting kids

Kids Are Worth Every Single Penny—and More

At the end of my life, I won’t be sad about what I couldn’t afford. I’ll be thankful for the rich memories and lives we’ve built with our children.

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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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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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Marriage

When Was the Last Time Your Marriage Had a Physical?

You might make sure to head to the doctor each year like clockwork, but when is the last time your marriage had a physical?

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Why you need to get away | Weekend to Remember

Why You Need to Get Away

Spending an entire weekend learning how to communicate, grow in oneness, and love one another better was like hitting a reset to our busy lives.

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Marriage Getaway

Marriage Is for Me… Right?

Conflict over money and infidelity might be some of the most common reasons for getting a divorce in our society, but I’d argue that there’s a more common root to most separations:“I’m just not happy anymore.”

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The Eight Symbols of Isolation

The 8 Symbols of Isolation in Marriage

Every day each partner in a marriage makes choices that result in oneness or in isolation.

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Caring for loved one

Who Does the Housework?

How can we uphold what the Bible says about marital relationships and make good decisions about housework?

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Sex is important to your husband

Why Sex Is So Important to Your Husband

God wired men and women very differently. And a man’s sexual performance with his wife is an inseparable part of who he is.

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He Returned Home a Troubled Man

Rusty Mauney couldn’t forget his wartime experience in Iraq. As he found relief in alcohol, his wife, Marsha, began asking God to save their marriage.

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3 Keys to Living in Contentment

3 Keys to Living in Contentment

We can learn to live happily even if we are denied things we consider essential.

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Cherish your spouse

A Backdoor to Happiness in Marriage

If you want a great relationship, learn to showcase your spouse.

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7 Truths to Remember in Troubled Times

Concerned about economic, political, racial, and moral instability in our culture? Disheartened by struggles in your personal life? Here’s what to focus on when the ground shakes beneath your feet.

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2 Steps to Keep Your Marriage From Going Stale

2 Steps to Keep Your Marriage From Going Stale

A husband and wife often begin drifting apart so slowly that they hardly recognize it’s happening.

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Marriage Always Turns Out Different Than Expected

Marriage Always Turns Out Different Than Expected

My wife’s suffering taught us that marriage can bind our hearts together in an unconditional love that our human emotions could never manufacture on their own.

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Embracing Your Differences in Marriage

The unique, fresh traits that attracted you to your spouse can become tiresome after you are married.

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3 Weeds to Pull From Your Marriage Garden

3 Weeds to Pull From Your Marriage Garden

No matter how much effort goes into a garden, it will all be in vain if you don’t deal with weeds.The same goes with marriage.

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Adrift in Marriage

Jerry and Olivia Dugan wanted to stay married but didn’t know how.

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Isolation in marriage

9 Steps to Defeat Isolation in Your Marriage

Every marriage, no matter how good, needs a plan to combat isolation and to bring about intimacy.

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