How to Have a Long-Lasting Marriage No ratings yet.

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When I mention that I have been married for almost thirty-six years to the same man, my words are often met with exclamations of shock and/or a round of applause. It is simply not that common to see a marriage that makes it beyond the first ten or fifteen years intact.  Read more

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Surviving Pornography: Getting Back on My Feet No ratings yet.

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It’s a tricky subject to which some women may feel they cannot be open, honest, or discuss with others. Pornography is, in my opinion, seen as a black and white topic to which people will be for or against. I’m sure there are some who do not have any real particular opinion of it; those who love pornography in its various forms will love it. Those who have been wounded by the media will probably dislike or hate it. Read more

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Steps to Save An Almost Loveless Marriage No ratings yet.

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Marriage with no love between the couple is unlikely to survive. If you feel your marriage is losing the love that should be there, steps must be taken to save even the last trace of this important element. Many couples think that saving a loveless marriage is impossible; thus, they don’t even lift a finger to do anything. This represents one of the many wrong attitudes couples have because in truth, there are ways to save a loveless marriage. Read more

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The Growing Pains During My First Year of Marriage No ratings yet.

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I never realized how loving, yet tough something as foundational as marriage could be. You soon discover that living with someone else, day after day, can become draining. However, as draining as it may be, you would much rather have them beside you than anywhere else. Yes, this sounds a lot like love, but this is marriage. Of course, love is there, but day after day, you realize there is more needed, to keep this marriage afloat. Read more

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The Five Love Languages No ratings yet.

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Some years back I read Gary Chapman’s “The Five Love Languages”. I was young and it was an interesting read but I hadn’t met someone with who I could practice. Years later, I find myself reverting to this book to help me understand the language of my partner and in my other relationships with family and friends and I use it to help guide me when I feel lost in understanding people. Read more

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