"Flat Spots" in Marriage

All marriages go through “flat spots”—those times when you feel like you’re in a rut. That’s why you have to look for ways to reignite the romance.

Lighting a fire under your marriage isn’t really that hard, but sometimes it takes a little imagination.

One good way is to take a short trip down memory lane. Surprise your spouse by taking them to some of your “old haunts.” Why not go to dinner at the restaurant where you had your first date? While there, try to remember every detail about it, like what they wore and what the two of you talked about. Tell them again what you thought the first time you saw them, or how nervous you were the first time you held hands. You might end the night by cuddling together in front of the fireplace while you continue to reminisce.

Just talking about times when your romance was fresh is often the best way to rejuvenate it.

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How can we really keep Christmas simple and not feel overwhelmed?
What can we do to create a time of joy, peace and genuine goodwill?
Here are a few ideas that can help.

With songs about Santa playing in the supermarket and advertisements pressuring us to spend more money, Christmas can become a little distorted.

Did you know that for many people the most depressing time of the year comes right after the holidays? We’re all so wrapped up in getting the house decorated and the presents bought that we don’t seem to have a minute to relax.

Getting kids to bed can often feel like pulling teeth. But not if you work at making bedtime special.

Before making a big decision, make sure it’s you making the decision, not your emotions.

Ever met a teenager just wired to achieve? Well, that doesn't happen by accident.

Ambitious teens usually come from households that put a high priority on goal setting.

Here’s a great game you can play with your spouse! It’s called, “Let’s see who can be the most courteous.”

It’s an easy game to learn, and you only need two players. All it takes to play is a little love and a lot of imagination.

Tired of diets that don't work? Why not blame your scales?

The best thing about marriage is also the worst thing about marriage!

It’s the middle of the night and you wake up in a cold sweat. Your heart is racing, and your mind frantically works to figure out what’s wrong. No, this isn’t a bad dream…you’re probably having a panic attack.

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