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The Eight Symbols of Isolation

The Eight Symbols of Isolation

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

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Who Does the Housework?

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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Why sex is important to your husband

Why Sex Is So Important to Your Husband

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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How to encourage your husband

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

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

It’s important to deal with these threats to your marriage immediately, ruthlessly, and consistently.

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Adrift in Marriage

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

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9 Steps to Defeat Isolation in Your 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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Face Your Blitzes With Confidence

When you face hardships, it helps to know the truth about God’s peace and sovereignty.

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Growing Old Together: Like a Beautiful Old Building

Growing Old Together: Like a Beautiful Old Building

I wouldn’t trade our empty nest years for the relationship we had in our youth for anything.

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She Was Ready to Leave Her Husband

She Was Ready to Leave Her Husband

Before she got a divorce, her mother had one task for her to complete.

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Do We Have to Talk About Submission?

Submission is one of those often caricatured, rarely understood parts of the Christian life.

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Balancing the Family Budget

Balancing the Family Budget

Five pointers that will benefit any couple.

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Don’t Get Stuck in the Empty Nest

As we’ve moved through this new season of our lives, we’ve realized that God has something great planned for our future together.

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Three Pitfalls to Avoid in an Empty Nest Marriage

Three Pitfalls to Avoid in an Empty Nest Marriage

When your kids leave the home, you are forced to consider your marriage relationship in a new light.

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5 Principles for Living With Less … and Liking It

Learning to be content with enough.

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Are You Done Making a Difference?

Too many men over 55 think their best days are behind them. It’s time to resurrect the noble mantle of “patriarch.”

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Dancing With the Stars? Not Exactly.

I learned more than rhythm while taking dancing lessons with my husband.

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Walking Through Tragedy: Looking for Graces

The blessings that took place in my life after tragedy gave me hope and reminded me that there was someone larger than this life who is in control.

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Loving the Prime Time Years

Part of our passion is encouraging couples to determine how God can use them after their children leave the nest.

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When a Spouse Dies

Sometimes the futility of life strikes hard and we’re forced to look for the hidden treasures.

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Overcoming Loneliness When Your Children Leave the Nest

Overcoming Loneliness When Your Children Leave the Nest

Adjusting to a new reality can be an especially difficult task.

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Overcoming the Challenges of an Empty Nest

A couple can either move toward the death of their relationship, or look forward to what this new season of marriage has to offer.

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The Midlife Question: Who Am I?

When you define your identity vertically, you will be able to stand even when the things around you are passing away.

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This Old Sack of Bones

The older we grow, the more our bodies deteriorate. And that’s not necessarily bad.

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