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Write a Letter for Date Night!

Write a Letter for Date Night!

A date night idea to encourage others AND you and your spouse. It’s low-cost and focuses on what’s good in your life together, including a link to writing ideas.

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The Value of Respect in Marriage

The Value of Respect in Marriage

In your marriage, do you respect your spouse? And if you do - how do you show it? The Value of Respect As a value, Respect has three powerful components:  an attitude of admiration or esteem; courteous regard for others; and deference. These components aren't mutually...

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Patient Love

Love is patient. No hurrying. No worrying. Just waiting. Tamping down the questions - smoothing out the concerns - holding fast in patience. Not every season is about action. [Tweet "Sometimes love is best shown - and given - by being patient."] Think of those bulbs...

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Encourage Your Spouse To Be Healthy Today

Encourage Your Spouse To Be Healthy Today

How do you encourage your spouse - husband or wife -  to be healthy? Health is a tricky topic. Being healthy in mind, body and spirit means something different to each person, yet being a husband and wife, and leading your life together, health is never a solo...

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Now is the Best Time to Set Goals – 5 Resources

Now is the Best Time to Set Goals – 5 Resources

How can you encourage your spouse – or your spouse encourage you – if you you’re just drifting along? Reaching to achieve goals, is the perfect way to be encouraged – and encourage! And yes. You can, and should, set goals at every time in life. Here are 5 resources to set goals, because now is the best time to set goals in your marriage.

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All the Possibilities Need a Plan

All the Possibilities Need a Plan

All the possibilities in life...  need a plan ---> or they won't happen. (yeah. sorry.) It's easy to let "real life" meander - or dash - or fast forward, and find your dreams sinking into the muck of "wish I coulda" because time has passed too fast, and too far....

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5 Ways to Set Goals Together in Marriage

5 Ways to Set Goals Together in Marriage

So you want to set goals together? Where does this come from? We look for achievement in all aspects of life. Students strive to get good marks in college. Athletes work hard to win in sports. Professionals pursue advancement in their careers. What about achievement...

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Intentional Growth in Your Marriage

Intentional Growth in Your Marriage

Intentional growth in your marriage takes effort. (Welcome to Robert's readers from FergusonValues.com) However... Couples grow out of their relationships because they're not working on them together. <-- Tweet this! (That's a quote from a book I first read last...

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Sharing 36 Questions

Sharing 36 Questions

Questions and Conversations - asking questions and sharing thoughtfully creates intimacy between a couple. Last month I wrote about ways to create a conversation with your spouse. (You can read that post here.) That post had resources and links to questions. I'm still...

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Being Sincere – It Starts With YOU

Being Sincere – It Starts With YOU

The study of values is called Axiology. We discovered this description of what Robert does every day in a text book our daughter was studying. (It was satisfying to have a word to describe his passion!) What do values have to do with marriage? What do values have to...

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Questions to Start a Conversation

Questions to Start a Conversation

Conversation dragging...?  I was talking with a young woman about how her relationship was progressing when she mentioned something interesting. She said, "We run out of things to talk about." [Tweet "Not all of us are natural conversationalists. Here are some...

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Positive Leadership in Your Family

Positive Leadership in Your Family

Your attitude shapes your family. Spouse, kids, siblings, parents, and everybody else who is invested in your future, is influenced by your reaction to what life throws at you. The only option you have control over in any situation, is how you respond. What's your...

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The Honeymoon Habit: Book Review

As I was working in the Niles Public Library for a few days, I saw this display: There were fiction books, and non-fiction. Christian focused, kid focused and memoirs. Most were self-published. One book had poems by a 12-year old, and another book was a history of...

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Tag! You’re it! Making the Most of the Moments

Tag! You’re it! Making the Most of the Moments

Some seasons in life are difficult.  No question. No rebuttal. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,  a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to...

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