words you speak

633: THE WORDS YOU SPEAK

“Words are free. It’s how you use them that can cost you.” —Anonymous Words are very important in our lives. Sometimes you may not think about the impact of the words you speak when it comes to your spouse.  Every word that you speak begins as a thought in your head which means that no…
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kick-start

631: KICK-START YOUR NEW YEAR

“No one can go back in time and change what has happened so work on your present to make yourself a wonderful future.” —Anonymous New year, new beginnings to focus on. It’s a natural thing to do as you look at the possibilities for the upcoming year.  Every year has its challenges, some years (like…
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holiday conversations

628: NAVIGATE THOSE HOLIDAY CONVERSATIONS

“Sharing your feelings is NOT a sign of weakness. It shows that you have the STRENGTH to trust someone completely.” —Sanjeev Bantra December is a busy month for most people. Of course, this year it may look a little different. But different doesn’t mean it’s any less emotionally charged. In fact, it may be more…
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christmas shopping

627: CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

“Christmas is about giving. Be outrageously generous. Have fun, enjoy the process… then keep it up all year.” —Dave Ramsey Christmas.  It shows up on the calendar every year on December 25th. It’s filled with Christmas trees, lights, ornaments, stockings, and gifts. 
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EXPRESS APPRECIATION

626: EXPRESS APPRECIATION

“A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected.” —Anonymous Appreciation is in the air. Focusing on being thankful impacts you and your spouse.  It’s important to acknowledge the good things that have and are happening in your marriage. The things that your spouse does for you, for your family, for your lives…
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body image

625: BODY IMAGE ISSUES CAN BE A SERIOUS STRUGGLE

“If we base our self worth on something as ever changing as our bodies we will forever be on an emotional roller coaster of body obsession and shame.” —Chrissy King The topic of body image makes a lot of people feel uncomfortable. It may be hard to talk about because you have an image in…
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keeping secrets

623: KEEPING SECRETS

“Keeping secrets from someone is no different than lying to them. It’s still dishonest.” —Anonymous As a married couple, you want to be able to share your struggles, wins, and obstacles with your spouse. You shouldn’t be keeping secrets.  And yet as you move through seasons of your life together, this might not always be…
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honest

619: PLEASE BE HONEST WITH ME

“Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.”—James Altucher Honesty is a big word that carries a lot of weight. In your marriage, its presence or absence has a tremendous impact on the two of you and your marriage.  Being honest is more than just not telling a lie.…
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