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Finding Harmony Between Marriage and Technology

(18) Comments | Posted April 24, 2011 | 11:55 AM

The relationship of technology and marriage has a long history. I'm sure at some point during the Stone Age a woman was frustrated because her mate wouldn't step away from the fire and come to bed. More recently, televisions became places of congregation for couples and families. Today, our unions...

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Why Married Couples Should Celebrate Valentine's Day

(5) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 2:03 AM

I'll be the first to admit that not long ago I would have been quick to declare that Valentine's Day is nothing more than a Hallmark holiday. You know, "It's just a reason for greeting card companies to push more product." While they certainly capitalize on the holiday, I had...

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In Search of a New Word for 'Married'

(13) Comments | Posted September 30, 2010 | 12:27 PM

Who wants to be married? Dying sounds more proactive than being married. The word married, whether used as a noun, verb or adjective, sounds past tense and settled. Married comes across as boring and evokes no excitement. Dating, on the other hand, is an action word. Dating sounds like things...

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We Need a Marriage Attitude Check

(28) Comments | Posted July 7, 2010 | 11:50 AM

On my parent's refrigerator growing up there was a poem that read, "Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."

I believe that. So you can...

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Stopping a Spill in Your Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2010 | 12:27 PM

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, it was a sad occasion with immediately evident casualties. What wasn't clear at the time was a leak about one mile below the surface that would last much longer and cause much greater overall damage than the initial explosion. In...

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This Summer Take a 'Marriage Vacation'

(13) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 2:33 PM

Have you ever taken a "marriage vacation?" Which is to say, a vacation with just you and your spouse -- no kids -- where the purpose is to reconnect, rejuvenate and enjoy each other's company. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had never heard of it.


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Protect the Blindside of Your Marriage from Small Hits

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 11:13 AM

Two days before Sam Bradford was made the number one pick in this year's NFL draft, the league gave a $1 million gift to the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine. This money is to support the research of long-term effects of repetitive...

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Why Married Couples Should Have Date Nights

(2) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 10:51 AM

Remember when you couldn't wait for date night? For too many, unfortunately, that question conjures up thoughts of courting, not a fun night out epitomizing married life. Fortunately, Steve Carell and Tina Fey reminded us this past weekend of how exciting going out on a date can be in their...

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