650: MIDLIFE CRISIS

“As we approach midlife in our middle 30s or early 40s we are not prepared for the idea that time can run out on us, or for the startling truth that if we don’t hurry to pursue our own definition of a meaningful existence, life can become a repetition of trivial maintenance activities.” —Gail Sheehy…
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fall in love

641: FALL IN LOVE AGAIN

“A successful marriage requires you to fall in love multiple times but always with the same person.” —Anonymous Has there ever been a time in your marriage when you have felt as if you have fallen out of love with your spouse?  If you answered yes, you are not alone in experiencing this.
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express your love

637: EXPRESS YOUR LOVE

“Love is not what you say. Love is what you do.” —Anonymous You can’t get away from hearts, flowers, chocolates, and roses this time of the year. All the focus for those are on one single day, February 14th.  In the past, we have lamented about all the pink and red to focus on this…
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Valentine's Day

14 FUN VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FOR MARRIED COUPLES

Did you know that every year over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day? If you want your spouse’s gift to feel as unique as THEY are… you may want to consider something other than candy and flowers. Feeling stumped?
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632: KEEP IT EXCITING… TRY NEW THINGS

“You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” —Brian Tracy Looking back at the early stages of your marriage do you remember the willingness to try new things together?  More than likely there was a willingness on both your parts to do new things and…
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marriage lessons

24 MARRIAGE LESSONS WE’VE LEARNED OVER THE LAST 24 YEARS

These are the marriage lessons we’ve learned over the last 24 years of marriage. That’s 1,251 weeks, 8,760 days or 12,614,400 minutes! This is how long we have gone to bed together and woken up next to each other since we said “I do”. In that time we’ve moved 14 times in 3 difference states…
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healthy marriage

616: A HEALTHY MARRIAGE TAKES WORK

“You either want it or you don’t. If you want it you have to work hard for it.”—Anonymous It’s amazing that the idea of working on your marriage has such a negative connotation these days. As a married couple, you need to realize all relationships, those with parents, in-laws, children, friendships, etc., are a “work…
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mood

615: SET THE MOOD

“Create an atmosphere in which anything is possible.” —Raymond Kelly Think back to the last time the two of you had sex… What was the mood like? Romantic? Whimsical? Lighthearted? The truth is what things looked like the day you first had sex might be different than what things look like now when you have…
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