Relationships

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Relationships Toolbox - Easy to use resources to help your relationship THRIVE
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Connecting with your spouse is important, and when you can come together on a spiritual level, it takes your relationship to new heights. Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley open up about their struggles and...
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Pornography can be an unhealthy substitution for sex with one's spouse, but often it's a symptom of a deeper issue and a way to cope with unresolved pain. The user may be avoiding true intimacy. When...
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The beginning of a new year can be a testy time for couples. She’s on a new diet; he’s polishing off leftover holiday cookies and eyeing the Valentine’s chocolates. She’s waiting for the New Year's...
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No one would enter a relationship with a problem person if they knew the true costs of playing the role of codependent. But sometimes we develop rose-colored glasses syndrome: We become enamoured...
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Though I may juggle more activities at the end of the year, I can make time with my spouse and be fully present when we spend time together. Our first Christmas as a married couple, my husband, Kevin...
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Help your teen move from receiving to giving — using these six simple strategies. We spent the afternoon cleaning and decluttering our elderly friend’s kitchen. My two teenage sons carried rubbish...
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Karen was raised in a dysfunctional home where family members did not discuss issues. But as painful as talking about her husband's use of pornography was, Karen simply could not ignore it. Karen...
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Pornography — whether used infrequently or as an addiction — is a big deal. And it can have a major impact on a marriage. “So, what secret did you share?” I’m pretty sure that no husband wants his...
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(For simplicity’s sake, we’ll identify the problem person described in this article as the husband. But wives are just as likely as husbands to be the primary force behind marital conflict.) Series 1...
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Taking care of a loved one without caring for yourself harms your emotional, relational and physical health. These tips will help you develop self-care strategies to strengthen you and your marriage...
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Question: How do I deal with the reality of having lost all physical attraction for my severely overweight husband? I've tried to be encouraging and understanding. I've made healthy meals for us,...
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Busyness is the enemy of marriage. Restoring intimacy to marriage requires an intentional effort to spend time communicating openly and empathically with one another. “How did I miss two calls?”...