Category Archives: Conflict

“It’s Not What I Thought It Would Be!”

All marriages at some point come to this conclusion. You never expected it to look like this, and how did you get here in the first place? It’s certainly not what you thought it would be. Where’s the romance? Where’s … Continue reading

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Pinched Nerve

Tom has been struggling with a pinched nerve in his back the past couple of days. It’s making normal tasks nearly impossible because he gets a sharp stab saying, “No, you don’t!” I hate seeing him in pain, and I’m … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – I’m Exhausted Part II

This is Part 2 of our series titled, Diapers, Toddlers & Romance, Oh My, where we are talking about how to keep the home fires burning in the midst of raising a family. Yesterday we began by talking about the element of … Continue reading

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The Cause And Effect Marriage Covered With Grace

I didn’t even know my need until I saw the effect it was having on my marriage. Something was wrong between us. We weren’t connecting. We weren’t communicating. We were at odds living our normal everyday life. On the outside … Continue reading

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ForgiveMess

  We were recently at a restaurant to meet another couple and got there a few minutes early to get a table so we wouldn’t have to wait once they arrived.  We spotted the perfect table where we could talk. … Continue reading

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Unexpected Expectations

Tom and I recently had a conflict that we didn’t see coming. The conversation grew tense, yet there wasn’t anything said to cause the conflict. We didn’t quite know how to fix it since the issue wasn’t obvious to us. … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – What Is Biblical Fellowship?

We recently heard it said that Christian married couples who have been happily married for many years usually have one thing in common — they share biblical fellowship regularly.  What is biblical fellowship?  It is communicating with your spouse openly … Continue reading

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How Will You Answer This Question?

We talked with a couple once who had been married for over 50 years. We asked them the reason they’d made it to this milestone. The husband answered… “She has her room and does the things she likes to do, … Continue reading

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Trigger Words Of Grace (Vintage Post)

I haven’t reached back into our archives to find a post worth re-posting in a while. So with our post Wednesday about Anger, I thought the following on Trigger Words would be a good follow-up. This was first published on … Continue reading

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Anger Crouching At The Door

Anger. It crouches at the door of marriage and seeks a way to attack. If we’re not aware of its intent, we could be assaulted without knowing what hit us until the damage has been done. It’s claws come in … Continue reading

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Trials In Marriage – Loving The Addict

Last week we talked to those who are caught in the web of addictions. This week we want to talk about the spouse married to the addict. This is a tough one because the trial you find yourself in often … Continue reading

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Trials In Marriage – In-Law Relationships

If you have difficulty with your in-laws I’m sure this post caught your attention. It doesn’t get discussed much on marriage blogs; not because it isn’t an issue, but because it is a huge issue to those who are struggling. … Continue reading

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When Communication Breaks Down In Marriage

I have a feeling that if you’ve been married for any length of time that you know exactly what I’m talking about with this title –>When Communication Breaks Down. It happens. And how you handle it reveals whether you’re on … Continue reading

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Beware Of Critical Judgments – Delight Your Marriage

It’s an honor when given a voice on someone else’s website, and I don’t take such opportunities lightly. In fact, I think I spend more time preparing for those posts than I do posting here. I suppose it’s a lot like … Continue reading

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Marriage A Mess Worth Making – Part 2

If you missed the first post in this series…you need to click here so as not to miss the flow of today’s post. The book, Relationships A Mess Worth Making, goes on to provide “seven tendencies of the sinful heart … Continue reading

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Marriage A Mess Worth Making – Part 1

Marriage can be messy. If you’re fairly new to it, you may be discouraged thinking something is wrong with yours. If you’ve been married for awhile, you may discouraged thinking this is all there is, and maybe even tempted to … Continue reading

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Overlook

We’re at our cabin this week for the 4th of July with most of our family who will arrive for a long weekend. The mountains are beautiful this time of year, and it’s the first time we’ve actually seen the … Continue reading

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Marriage Rip-Currents And How To Avoid Them

I spent a day this week at the beach with my daughter and three of her four children–we left the baby at home. When we arrived it looked like a storm might blow in, so my oldest granddaughter suggested we … Continue reading

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Crossroads

We all know what’s it’s like to be at a crossroad–that’s where two roads intersect and you have to decide which way to go. If you’ve set your course ahead of time, then the decision is easy–hardly noticeable. If you’re … Continue reading

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What a Black and Blue Dress Can Teach Us About Marriage

As most of you are probably aware, social media is ablaze with a debate about whether this dress white and gold or black and blue? Ask everyone near your computer and you’ll most likely get both answers. How.is.this.possible? It’s a … Continue reading

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