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Friendship with Your Spouse

Being a friend to your spouse is different than any other type of friendship that you will form with another person.  A friendship with your spouse is based upon the characteristics of significance and security. These two characteristics are like a powerful bonding agent, something like superglue for the soul. All friendships answer questions like […]

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New Year’s Resolutions For Couples

New Year’s Resolutions For Couples

“I will protect and enrich my relationship by eliminating all potential secret keeping from my spouse.” There is an old saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Married couples will benefit by building accountability into their relationships. Couples need to think about how they will achieve accountability. Take some time to think […]

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Who is Educating Couples?

Who is Educating Couples?

Some people would say that churches are the primary educators of premarital and marriage relationships in their communities. However, most churches do not have marriage and family life departments. This trend limits educational opportunities to couples following an engagement. For many churches premarital education consists of three pastoral counseling sessions that include reading a marriage […]

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The Mutuality Quiz

The Mutuality Quiz

In my last blog, No Such Thing as Secrets to Great Marriages, I said that marriage relationships have been researched extensively using qualitative and quantitative methods of obtaining data to identify trends among couples in specific age groups, seasons of life and cultural backgrounds. I believe that each relationship is unique and should be celebrated […]

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