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Marriage in the Real World

Whether you’ve been married five years or fifty, you know life with your spouse is filled with its share of magic (when your relationship’s firing on all cylinders) and laugh-outloud moments — as well as those moments of outright miscommunication and downright conflict. Perhaps your needs for intimacy no longer match those of your partner, and you’re battling frustration or discouragement. Perhaps your relationship suddenly seems one-sided, or has become sidetracked by something as seemingly innocuous as fascination with social media or by pressing parenting problems, job changes, or even health concerns. Then there’s that little thing called “romance.”  Yes, romance is the icing on your marriage cake, but let’s face it, life often isn’t very romantic. The act of continually knitting together the busy lives of two imperfect people into a healthy Christian marriage can be a daunting task requiring loads of hard work, creativity, and reliance on God.

Anyone who’s been married for any length of time can relate to the challenges that crop up whenever you seek to build a more positive, joyful, and God-honoring union. That’s married life in the real world. The following articles will help you celebrate the unique life you share with your spouse in all its wonder — for it can be wonderful! — as well as guide you in your desire to up your love, better serve each other, and bridge the gap between differing needs – physical and emotional – and communication styles, so your marriage can stand the test of time.

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What Are the Five Love Languages?

5 Ways to Express Love Every married person I know would like to live with a happy spouse.  When we

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How Our Perceptions Affect Conflict in Marriage

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Buddhist Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, stated this during an interview with talk show host Oprah

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Three Lies Women Struggling with Porn Believe

The Lies of Pornography Women face all kinds of deception in our society. The lies we believe are rampant. We

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Covenant Marriage

An Interview with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the best selling book, Covenant Marriage Gary, please share with us the

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Love and Respect

An Interview with Emerson Eggerichs, the author of Love and Respect Love & Respect — a simple concept, and it’s

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Boundaries in Marriage

Are you constantly giving and doing for others, and becoming resentful? Does your mate continue with behaviors that you are

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Love Languages

An interview with The 5 Love Languages author, Dr. Gary Chapman When couples have their “date nights”, what kinds of

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Marriage Communication

My wife says that listening is the most important part of good communication in marriage. Do you agree? And if

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Husbands: 10 Ways They’re Different

Value His Differences Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 NIV My husband

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6 Realities for Unhappy Marriage

When we are deeply unhappy, we can become stuck in our own misery, feeling there is no way out—especially if

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