• Prescriptions for Healthy Relationships

    Empathy in Marriage

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    When was the last time you looked at life from your spouse’s point of view? A natural drift occurs between couples the longer they’ve been married which moves them from a caring, others-centered place to a more self-centered place. Empathy is a conscious effort to understand your spouse’s feelings and thoughts. It’s putting your...

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    Honor Your Pact

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    Your marriage commitment is not only a pact you made with your spouse, but also a pact you make with God. The covenant with God is first and the one with your spouse is second. The word “divorce” should not even be a possibility or talked about in your marriage. If you are each...

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    Appropriate Anger

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    Anger is neither positive nor negative. It is a natural, biochemical reaction that occurs in all humans. While this emotion can help protect and defend us in certain instances (i.e. when we are under attack), it can also become destructive through violence, rage, and abuse. A person has the ability to choose to express...

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    Fighting Fatigue

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    Many people in today’s fast-paced world are struggling with fatigue and burnout. If you are in that spot right now, here are some thoughts that may help you recover from this condition: Increase awareness. If you are depressed or anxious or have some true mental issue, you will not be able to feel better...

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    Fighting Fatigue

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     Many people in today’s fast-paced world are struggling with fatigue and burnout. If you are in that spot right now, here are some thoughts that may help you recover from this condition: Increase awareness. If you are depressed or anxious or have some true mental issue, you will not be able to feel better...

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    Appropriate Anger

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    Anger is neither positive nor negative. It is a natural, biochemical reaction that occurs in all humans. While this emotion can help protect and defend us in certain instances (i.e. when we are under attack), it can also become destructive through violence, rage, and abuse. A person has the ability to choose to express...

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    The Internet’s Effect on Marriage

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    The Internet is having a major effect on marriages. According to a recent Time magazine article, there are 260 million pages of pornography online. This is an increase of 1800% since 1998. Pornography accounts for seven percent of the 3.3 billion web pages indexed by Google. My own experience as a Christian counselor, and...

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    Essential Trust

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    Trust is essential for all relationships. In order to share your life with other people, you have to feel like you can trust them. If trust is never established, a relationship will remain fairly shallow. When trust is broken in a close relationship, it’s difficult to regain and it will take a long time...

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    Embrace Sex Talk

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    Most children are waiting for and expecting their parents to talk with them about sex and yet most parents dread it and many don’t do it. This leaves kids to learn about this topic from school, friends, movies, or the Internet. Not the best or most reliable sources of information. Research suggest that when...

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