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Warding Off Boredom: Keeping the Element of Surprise Alive in a Marriage

Warding Off Boredom: Keeping the Element of Surprise Alive in a Marriage

One of the things we as humans love about marriage is the element of security it provides us; the security that comes from our lives following predictable patterns which minimizes the amount of negative drama in our lives, and the feeling of loneliness. We love knowing not only that there is someone there for us […]

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Keeping the Party in Your Marriage

Keeping the Party in Your Marriage

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that our lives are characterized by what we can think of as defining moments. We look back on experiences, conversations, relationships and other events that happen throughout our lives that turned out to be pivotal moments because of the impact they’ve had on us. They are the […]

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Communication is Crucial to a Rockin’ Marriage

Communication is Crucial to a Rockin’ Marriage

It’s something you hear all time: you’ve gotta have good communication to have a good marriage. And I speak from the experience of being in a marriage where the communication has gone through phases of being really good at times, like in the beginning of our relationship when we were first in love and getting […]

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What Does the Kardashian Divorce Say About the Value of Marriage?

What Does the Kardashian Divorce Say About the Value of Marriage?

The divorce rate continues to hover around the 50% mark. Half of the people who get married today will end up in divorce court. We see so many couples fighting for their marriage and trying to make their marriage work after infidelity or other serious issues. It bothers me (Cathy) to see the news stories […]

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Improve your Marriage in One Hour! The Art of the 1 Hour Date

Improve your Marriage in One Hour! The Art of the 1 Hour Date

Cathy and I ran into some serious trouble in our marriage about ten years ago. At the time, we were the exhausted, distracted, over-scheduled parents of a nine year old and a two year old. We had our fast-paced and demanding jobs, a host of clubs, committees and Little League commitments and a million other […]

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Friends With Kids: Will Your Marriage Work Once You’re Parents?

Friends With Kids: Will Your Marriage Work Once You’re Parents?

This week, the new comedy “Friends With Kids” hits theaters and it’s creating a lot of buzz and a good deal of debate about the topic of keeping your marriage alive while having a baby or raising little ones. Janice D’Arcy, the parenting columnist for The Washington Post, reviews the movie in today’s Washington Post […]

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Ashton and Demi Reconciling? How to Make Your May-December Marriage Work!

Ashton and Demi Reconciling? How to Make Your May-December Marriage Work!

This week, E! NEws Online is reporting that Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore may have a reconciliation in their future. We don’t know if that’s entirely true or even if it should be, but it sparked a discussion between us about the sadness of their troubles. Aside from the fact that there are obviously some […]

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