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    Valentine Validation

     Category(s) • Marriage

    There is a holiday coming up that not everyone is thrilled about. For those who love it, they think the stars illuminate brighter that night just for them. For those who loathe it, they’d rather bow down to the porcelain throne then pay homage to what some refer to as a “Hallmark holiday”. But...

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    Left at the Altar is Not Right

     Category(s) • Marriage

    The cost of engagements and weddings has gotten completely out of hand. I became more aware of it after going through two weddings in my own family. In Michigan, the average cost of a wedding is $26,000 with the bulk of it coming from the reception or dinner portion of the evening. In California,...

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    Ditching the Invalidations

     Category(s) • Marriage • 0 Comments

    Your kitchen is full of people chattering, laughing, and having a good time. You’ve invited several couples over for an informal dinner party. So far everything seems to be going well but then one of your guests, Jessica, makes a comment.  Suddenly the atmosphere changes. People’s voices are getting quieter and their bodies are...

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    Trust Your Instincts

     Category(s) • Marriage, Stay Married For Life - A Marriage Tip • 0 Comments

    I watched a sitcom recently on television involving a married couple who seemed to have a solid relationship, but as we all know, even the strongest foundations can crumble without proper care and attention. In this particular episode, the woman’s husband is attending his cousin’s bachelor party. The wife wasn’t crazy about the idea,...

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    Do The Math

     Category(s) • Marriage • 0 Comments

    Have you heard the expression, “You do the math.”  I’ve said it to people to get them to understand something that’s very simple once they “do the math.” It got me thinking about college entrance exams like the SAT or ACT. Because she is brilliant at it, my wife loved the math section. I...

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    Caution: Men and Women Working

     Category(s) • Marriage • 0 Comments

    There was a point when Alex and Susan* were happy with each other, happy in their marriage. Back when the two of them started out, you could have even said they were giddy about being together. But as time passed, things changed, and when I spoke with Alex and Susan earlier this year, they...

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    DO A “LITTLE” DIVORCE PROOFING

     Category(s) • Marriage • 1 Comment

    It doesn’t take long for a married couple to figure out that being married isn’t easy by any means. Marriage has always been jam-packed with potential for disagreements, disruptions, disappointment, and distractions. To make matters worse, these days marriage is also packed with potential for divorce. When couples say “I do,” a shocking percentage...

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    The Joy of PMS

     Category(s) • Family, General, Marriage • 0 Comments

    Before you assume you know where I’m going with this article, let me tell you it has nothing to do with bloating, cramping, irritability or any other less-than-pleasant affects women deal with on a regular basis. If you want to know more about that, I suggest you tune into one of the greatest Everybody...

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    You Cheapskate!

     Category(s) • Family, General, Marriage • 0 Comments

    Many people are familiar with the term, “living beyond your means.” It is defined as spending more money than you earn. Many people subscribe to this lifestyle. According to Jeff Yeager, author of, “The Cheapskates Next Door,” he claims that total consumer debt grew nearly eight times in size from 1980 (355 billion) to...

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    Picture Perfect

     Category(s) • Family, General, Marriage, Parenting • 0 Comments

    The biggest vacation season is almost behind us now and that means thousands of computer hard drives across the nation are crammed full of digital pictures. People typically take a lot of photos on vacation and digital photography has only encouraged it more. Everyone is striving to snap that perfect picture, perhaps for a...

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