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6 Steps for Resolving Conflict in Marriage

6 Steps for Resolving Conflict in Marriage

There is no way to avoid conflict in your marriage. The question is: How will you deal with it?

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Managing Emotions in the Midst of Disagreement

Managing Emotions in the Midst of Disagreement

The goal of a balanced communicator is to properly manage and express both thoughts and emotions.

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Defeating Selfishness in Your Marriage

Defeating Selfishness in Your Marriage

Marriage offers a tremendous opportunity to do something about our tendency to go our own way.

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The Same Old Argument

The Same Old Argument

It seemed like the 1948th time we’d had the same exchange. But the solution this time was different.

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4 Tips for Giving Grace in Your Marriage

4 Tips for Giving Grace in Your Marriage

Don’t let little issues grow into resentment and isolation.

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My Husband Is an Overbearing Jerk … and I’m a Pouty Little Snot

My Husband Is an Overbearing Jerk … and I’m a Pouty Little Snot

When did our culture decide that marriage was supposed to be light and fluffy?

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8 Steps for Redeeming Your Marriage Relationship

8 Steps for Redeeming Your Marriage Relationship

The next time you and your spouse find yourselves in a “discussion,” follow these steps for resolving relational conflicts in marriage.

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My Mate Is Not My Enemy

My Mate Is Not My Enemy

Viewing your spouse as a gift from God is a life-changing perspective.

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Choose Your Conflict Style

It’s nearly impossible to connect your life to another and not have significant disagreements. These ideas will help you direct your conflicts in a positive way.

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QA Should Children See Parents Argue

Kids learn how to resolve conflict by watching us do it.

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She Learned Her Lessons the Hard Way

Practical suggestions that any married couple could apply—no matter how healthy your relationship.

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Avoiding the Tough Conversations

When I was a freshman in college—back when I was skinny and long-haired and pretty inexperienced when it came to relationships—I met a girl named Nancy.  We sat together five…

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Speaking the Truth in Love

It’s all in the way you package it.

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Do You Have Unrealistic Expectations for Your Marriage?

Do You Have Unrealistic Expectations for Your Marriage

Three biblical perspectives to help you be realistic and hopeful in your relationship.

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Dont Let Bitterness Poison Your Marriage

For nearly two centuries, Beethoven’s death was a mystery. The famous musician suffered from irritability, depression, and abdominal pain. His dying wish was that his illness would be discovered so…

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Tired of Fighting About the Same Things?

Tired of Fighting About the Same Things

Three principles that can help you address the issues that keep disrupting your marriage.

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Emotionally Destructive Relationship Questionnaire

Emotionally Destructive Relationship Questionnaire

Help in evaluating the emotional health of your marriage.

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When Conflict Keeps Popping Up

When Conflict Keeps Popping Up

Some issues in a marriage demand ongoing engagement.

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Enslaved by Bitterness

These three steps will help you restore freedom in your life.

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Who Is Your Closest Neighbor

What could be closer than your own home, and who could be closer than your own spouse.

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Fighting Fair

A few ground rules can transform verbal brawls into a communication breakthrough.

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Whose Fault Is It

Recognizing and fixing a fatal flaw in many marriages: the blame trap.

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Why Do We Keep Arguing

Sometimes our biggest conflicts come when both spouses are right.

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I Love Fall So Ill Overlook Halloween

One of the most important principles for resolving conflicts or differences in relationships is overlooking an offense.

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Fighting the Battle of Dreams

Most conflicts are more about perspective than about right and wrong.

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I Needed to Know He Loved Me

My husband knew me—dark and light—and he loved me anyway.

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Let It Go

Bitterness often costs us more than forgiving would, even if forgiving doesn’t seem fair.

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“Letting Go” in Emotionally Destructive Relationships

Letting Go in Emotionally Destructive Relationships

Three steps for experiencing healing and growing in maturity.

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