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Normal Marriage Class on Conflict

March 19, 2014

We often try to avoid conflict in marriage.  Let’s face it…very few people enjoy having a conflict with their spouse.  It unpleasant personally and it can make us think there’s something wrong with the marriage.  But conflict is a normal and natural part of marriage.  In many ways, it can actually be good for a […]

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Normal Marriage Class on Communication

March 12, 2014

If you struggle with communication in marriage, or just want to tweak things a little, listen to this class audio on Normal Communication.  It was a great time of laughing and learning together.

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What I Learned About Marriage From An Ice Storm

March 11, 2014

In a previous post entitled “As Good As Sex…Almost,” I talked about a valuable lesson learned from riding out an ice storm with my wife.  I thought I was done with the ice storm lessons, until a recent walk through the neighborhood revealed debris and damage  still remaining from the storm.  Then I realized this […]

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Normal Marriage Class on Differences

March 5, 2014

Listen to last week’s Normal Marriage class to see what you’ve been missing.  Share it with someone who might enjoy it…or need it.  Then join us tonight as we continue figuring out what it means to have a normal marriage you can really enjoy. [powerpress url=”″]

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Shouldn’t Spouses Be Compatible?

March 4, 2014

Compatibility.  It’s the idea that if you can find a person with similar personality traits, similar interests, similar backgrounds, etc. then there will be a higher probability of the relationship being successful. But there’s a problem with this take on compatibility.


How Do You Find The Sweet Spot In Marriage?

February 25, 2014

There’s a sweet spot to many things in life.  There’s a sweet spot on a baseball bat that sends the ball over the fence.  There’s a sweet spot for musicians where all the notes seem to come together effortlessly.  There’s also a sweet spot in marriage, but what is it and how do you find […]

As Good As Sex…Almost

February 17, 2014

It was the biggest ice storms in ten years.  Our power went out around 8:30 in the evening, so we lit candles and fired up the gas log in the living room.  Since the living room was the warmest place in the house, we made a bed on the floor in front of the fireplace. […]

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What Is Your Benchmark?

February 12, 2014

Surveyors use a benchmark to determine clear boundaries.  A benchmark is a point of reference from which everything else is measured.  It’s a point that’s unchanging and immovable, because a benchmark that changes will skew all the other measurements. Whether we realize it or not, all of us operate from some sort of benchmark.

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