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The Anatomy of an Argument

Imagine the following scenario:
You are a one woman wonder that has cleaned the house, folded laundry, and managed to whip up a healthy dinner for your family, all the while taking care of your children ages 3, 5, and 8.  After dinner, your husband sits down to unwind by watching the latest Sports Center.  You are absolutely exhausted and running through a mental list of what still needs to get done that night: a sink full of dirty dishes, walks for the dogs, baths...

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Marriage vs Finances: Love or War

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Everyone has one of these growing in their backyard right???

And just like my tree, I am sure yours ONLY grows $20, $50, and $100 bills right??
{Don't we ALL wish!}
Sometimes it feels like that would be the answer to a lot of our problems. If we only had the money. Studies show that financial stress is one of the leading reasons for divorce. Couples avoid talking about money...

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The 50/50 Marriage Myth

The Ultimate Marriage Myth Debunked
When you first announce to your friends and family that you are getting married, all smiles and pure excitement showing on your face, it is much like when you announce you are expecting your first child. Well-meaning loved ones shower you with congratulations, and then they start giving you their two cents. They offer advice on everything from how to cook for your husband to tips on how to iron his shirts. The advice I heard the most...

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Gratitude Journal

Gratitude Journal Activity

Gratitude Journal Activity for Couples
Several years ago, I was watching an episode of Oprah (BTW...I really miss her). The entire episode was on having gratitude in our daily lives. Oprah talked about keeping a regular journal solely about "being grateful."  I immediately tried this idea and soon found that I LOVED it. Each week (about 2- 3 times), I would take 5 minutes and quickly jot down ten things I was thankful for. At first, I had to stop and really think....

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10 Stupid Things Couples Do

10 Stupid things couples do by Dr Laura

Have I ever told you how much I love Dr. Laura Schlessinger? There is something about her honest, blunt opinions that always seem to make sense to me and put me in my place.  Now some women may argue that she is too harsh, or doesn't understand the exact situation, but I think if everyone was to read her book; "10 Stupid Things Couples Do To Mess Up Their Relationships," We may all step back and realize something we are doing in our relationships that we can change...

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A FREE Marriage Retreat!!

Successful Marriage Teleretreat

How many of you would just LOVE to escape to some fabulous marriage retreat with your significant other?  Listen to some amazing speakers, focus on each other, and be INSPIRED to improve your marriage even more than it already is?  *sigh*  Wouldn't that be nice!?!
...and then you see the COST of those suckers!  Yes, your marriage improves, BUT it usually seems to drain your bank account as a result of attending any of those events. We received email after email...

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The “Sure Wife” Chart

The "Sure" Wife Chart - marriage advice.

A Positive Way to Track Your Marriage Progress
My husband received the best chart in a church class this past year.  The chart is titled, for my sake, The "Sure Wife" Chart.
Our friend who gave me permission to share his idea with our readers explains the chart like this; Every time you ask your husband to do something and he immediately says, "Sure Wife" (or your spouse does something without even being asked) he can mark the chart.  If he hesitates at all- NO mark! ...

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Living in an “App” World

Living in an "App" World.

Awesome APPS to Help You Live Intentionally
Isn't technology incredible? I swear every time I buy a new toy for myself or my hubby, the next day it is outdated! The most incredible invention... the smart phone. And seems like everyone has one these days. I used to wonder what it would be like to have a cell phone {many years ago}, my dad had one of those bricks that was strictly for car use and it was the coolest thing ever! I'm sure he had hardly any minutes... we...

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After The Baby

Post Baby - how to keep the romance alive after baby comes along.

**EDITED TO SAY: We've received email after email from women asking for ideas on how to involve their husbands more after a new baby comes. We were also asked if we could come up with ideas on how to keep the romance alive during that *six-week* time period. We initially emailed each reader back, but after the emails continued to pour in asking for ideas, we decided to put together a post that included all of the ideas that other readers had come up with as well as ideas...

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