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Activities for Married Couples to Do Together

Four creative activities for married couples to do together

So, you’ve married the love of your life … congratulations! Being married to the person you love the most is a wonderful thing. However, once you’re married, it doesn’t mean that you have to stop enjoying fun date activities together.  Couples should keep dating while married to help keep the magic and fun in the…
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5 Signs of Codependency

Five warning signs of codependency in your relationship

At first glance, you might think the word “codependency” refers to a good thing. After all, two people in a healthy relationship should be able to depend on one another for affection and support. However, codependency is defined as a relationship in which one or both of the people involved are so dependent on the…
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amily friendly new year’s eve ideas

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve party ideas

We’ve gathered a few family-friendly New Year’s Eve ideas for you to enjoy. These tips will give you the time you need with the littles while leaving you with plenty of time to ring in the New Year with your spouse or next-door neighbor. There is no need to spend hours on Pinterest when we’ve…
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tips for a happy marriage

5 tips & an app for a happy marriage

Every marriage has highs and lows. In February of 2018 eharmony reported that 64% of Americans were happy in their relationships. I’m not advocating rushing off to eharmony if you are part of the 26% who are not happy. But, there is hope. Five tips for a happy marriage  Take care of yourself. This means…
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resolving conflict biblically, resolving conflict in marriage

How to resolve conflict biblically

Let’s start with this: Not all conflict is bad. In fact, when we come together and speak our truth within the community, we are more likely to come to a better resolution. Resolving conflict in marriage, relationships and board meetings can all be tricky. Each one can be approached in a biblical way.  Peace does…
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keeping the peace, how to keep peace in the family

How to keep peace in the family

Every family has its unique struggles. Keeping the peace, especially with the holidays approaching, is a skill we should all be working on. For many families, 2016 was a disaster for Thanksgiving and Christmas as individuals gathered around tables and forgot how to talk to one another. With a new election on the horizon, this…
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Where Should You Turn When You Are Struggling With Mental Illness?

Where should you turn when you are struggling with mental illness?

When you are struggling with mental illness, please do not think you can handle it alone. Seek help. Reach out to someone near you whom you trust, a friend, a family member, a peer. Make sure it is a safe person who will help you find the resources you need.  Mental illness requires a holistic…
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Discover how to pick up the pieces of a relationship you broke and move toward reconciliation.

It’s time to rebuild broken relationships

To rebuild a broken relationship someone has to make the first move. That someone will have to be you. Pursuing peace is within your control. You have to be intentional and you have to get started today. Do not put off reconciliation. Every day you wait, it only gets harder. Before all else, take the…
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You can not carry all of your burdens and those of someone else. Learn how to set boundaries around unhealthy relationships.

How to love with boundaries

If you are in a relationship with a toxic person, the most loving thing you can do is create boundaries. Paul said in Romans 12:18, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” And again in Hebrews 12:14a, “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone.”…
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Did We Miss The Gospel of Restoration

Did we miss the gospel of restoration

The pursuit of peace in a relationship is a catalyst to peace in the rest of your lives. Romans 12:18-21 (NIV) says, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written:…
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