Relationships

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Relationships Toolbox - Easy to use resources to help your relationship THRIVE
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My wife, Erin, and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. During our anniversary cruise, we were sitting on the top deck of the ship, watching the sunset. The water shimmered in mellow gold...
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We heard the news via email. Another husband and wife we knew were getting divorced. They seemed like the perfect couple. They both had thriving careers and great kids. There was no infidelity, and...
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I lost my wife in 1985. She was still in our home, alive and breathing, but depression held her hostage. From the beginning of my wife's depression, I felt my job was to actively help and guide her...
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Andy and Kim* were dumbfounded when friends said they were worried about their marriage. They didn't think their troubles were so obvious. But those well-meaning friends were right. After 27 years of...
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When Cathy and I were engaged, the premarital counselling went smoothly. We put a lot of time and energy into planning our wedding. But once we were married, we didn't know how to keep the marriage...
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The battle of the sexes probably started as far back as Adam and Eve. Actually, the battle probably ensued when Eve first asked Adam to take out the apple core. Regardless of how long the battle has...
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I can be having the best day ever and yet my blood pressure rises when I walk into our kitchen and see dirty dishes in the sink. The tension immediately builds in my upper back and then, in no time,...
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It was late. My husband, Ryan, had just returned home from a meeting with our pastor and church leaders. This wasn’t a typical leadership meeting: This evening, Ryan was asking permission to cut back...
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My grandmother would often ask my grandfather, “Joe, why did you do it that way?” or “Are you ever going to complete that?” Even as a child, I sensed Grandpa Joe grow more sullen at Granny’s frequent...
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Futurists of the 1960s predicted that by the 21st century we’d have one wage earner per family working only 20 hours a week. Modern reality, however, makes this rosy prediction seem almost laughable...
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It was a 90 minute drive to another three day conference and the rest of the staff attending with me were women, so I would be in a hotel room by myself. The first day played out as expected with...
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If you’re married with kids, you’re probably keenly aware of that all too elusive commodity – time. Your kids are in school, their schedules are packed with extra-curricular activities and you might...