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Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour

I was the youngest of five growing up, and one of my earliest memories is of my parents reuniting each evening after work to have a gin and tonic and talk about their day together. I don’t recall any of us kids trying to horn in on that time, though

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A Cup of Water in the Night

A Cup of Water in the Night

Here’s an interesting question: If your spouse woke you up in the middle of the night and asked for a cup of water, would you get it for them without question? Would you first want to know if they were ill, or something else was keeping them from getting up

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Four Styles of Marriage

Four Styles of Marriage

One of the most interesting bits of wisdom presented to us regarding marriage styles was shared by some very dear, more relationally experienced friends. They have traveled the world, talked with people everywhere, and seen the same patterns over and over again. They named these patterns the “Four Styles of

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Don’t Mess It Up!

Don’t Mess It Up!

Oops… too late. Like everything in this beautiful, yet broken world, nothing is perfect – including relationships. Which means soon or later, you are going to mess it up with your partner. It happens. We’re human. For any number of reasons, a lot of broken, unhappy marriages exist these days.