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How to Run From the 4 Big, Bad Bears of Marriage

I recently overheard a couple arguing in Walmart about the important issue of—wait for it—what brand of allergy medicine to purchase. It was less of an argument and more of the husband's frustrated monologue. While what brand of allergy medicine to choose is no big...

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12 Micro Moves for Your Marriage

If you're trying to learn how to improve your marriage, well done. It may not be as complicated as you think. Sure, your spouse may be complicated, your situation may be complicated, and you are certainly complicated. But often it’s the uncomplicated, micro moves that...

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4 Steps to Keep Your Inner Critic From Sabotaging Your Marriage 

Sabotaging your marriage can come from a culprit you've maybe never thought of—your inner critic. Part of my job is speaking at events. For years, after speaking, my inner critic immediately, hurtfully, and hatefully told me everything I should and shouldn’t have said on stage....

3 Steps of Having Empathy in Marriage
3 Steps of Having Empathy in Marriage

My daughter left to work at a summer camp just four days after her high school graduation. A couple of weeks later, my wife says to me, “I really miss her.” My knee-jerk relational reaction was to fix things for her by giving her thoughts...