Tag Archives: Conflict in Marriage

IT HAPPENS!

Today we had our septic tank pumped. It wasn’t long before I was running to close all the windows and fast! The fact that “IT” happens doesn’t make it pleasant or inviting, but it’s necessary. Our day yesterday was similar, … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Judge

Our pastor preached on Romans 8 this past Sunday. It was a good reminder of the freedom we have in Christ, and an encouragement to no longer live in condemnation. He said something at the end though, that made me … 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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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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Can We Talk?

Last night at our small group meeting a couple shared something they had recently gone through that they thought would be helpful to the rest of us. It was. It provided a spring board for an entire evening of dialogue. … Continue reading

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Are You A Weed-Puller Or A Weed-Ignorer?

I’m sitting at my computer and I can hardly move. Why? Because I spent and hour and a half weeding my garden this morning before it got too hot. Every time I weed I wonder why it is that I … Continue reading

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Is Your Spouse A Prisoner Of Your Expectations?

Imagine you’re having a conversation with your spouse when something doesn’t quite sit right with you. You ask your spouse a question to clarify what you heard them say. They don’t respond right away. There is, what we call, a … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need Hot Sauce Running Into My Eyes

Welcome our son, Jason, if you didn’t already know it was him by the title! 🙂 I wonder what the world would be like if humans had their mouths connected directly to their brains—right in the center of the forehead. … Continue reading

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Part 4 – One Simple Key to Resolving Quarrels

What if there was a simple key to help us unlock the door of conflict resolution? Imagine how quickly those doors that slammed shut in your face could be reopened allowing the sun to shine on your marriage again. Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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What’s Eating You Anyway?

About nine years ago we did an addition on our house after much deliberation as to whether we should do it or move. Since we live in a neighborhood with about a dozen close friends from our church, we decided … Continue reading

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Cravings Underlie Conflict

It’s bound to occur at some point – a wonderful date night has been planned and greatly anticipated.  Hopes are high for love and unfettered romance, then it happens – a fight ensues, and the evening ends up a far … Continue reading

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