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Author Michael Hyatt writes, “Early in our marriage, Gail and I attended a church led by a dynamic, thirty-something pastor. He was an extraordinary communicator. He was a wise and empathetic counselor. As a result, the church grew rapidly.
But as we got better acquainted with him and his wife, we started noticing a disturbing trend in the way they related to one another. They would often make disparaging remarks about the other in public.” Read the rest of Michael’s post here.
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Wounds in a marriage, big or small, can be difficult to deal with. Mark Merrill writes, “Every husband and wife can either choose to cover festering wounds in their relationship and prevent healing or choose to expose those wounds and promote healing.” Read more.
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I used to think I had my stuff together. Then I got married. Marriage is great—but it rocked everything I knew. Read more here.
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Christian preacher Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa Chan, write that couples may be so caught up in trying to have the perfect marriage they have unwittingly made their union, spouse or children into idols. ” While God commands us to value marriage, he also is clear that we must not over-value it.” Read more here.
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Kids need their parents to make date night a priority. A healthy relationship between parents communicates to children that love existed before them and will exist after them. This releases kids from the burden of feeling like love in the family is dependent on them.
Read more: http://theparentcue.org/date-night/
We want to give away a free copy of “Take the Date Night Challenge: 52 Creative Ideas to Make Your Marriage Fun” by Dr. Greg Smalley & Erin Smalley. Build romance into your marriage and get to know your spouse, by following these inexpensive, easy, yet creative ideas for dates.
For a chance to win, leave a comment answering the following question:
“What is your favorite inexpensive date?”
We’ll randomly select a winner on October 29th. Don’t miss out on your chance to win this great book.
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by Tommy Jones
Life and marriage can be challenging at times. But when tragedy strikes, things get elevated to a whole new level. Read more here: