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Monday, July 15, 2019, 06:34 PM | No Comments »

When I was a new at managing people, I asked someone who had been a long-time manager what his secret was to success. He told me to learn to observe everything, overlook a lot, and comment on a few. I think this can be good advice for marriage as well. (Click on the title to read the full post.)

Monday, July 8, 2019, 05:04 PM | No Comments »

I recently finished reading the book, Real Marriage: Seeing the Soul, by Dr. Tammy Smith. In Chapter 9 she writes, “It’s a jolting reality, though, that if we claim the name of Christ in our marriage, forgiveness must be a readily discernable, regular part of that union.” (Click on the title to read the full post.)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 01:30 PM | No Comments »

As a continuation from the last post, to achieve the full benefit and freedom, forgiveness is more than just saying you’re sorry or hearing the other person say it. If you are asking for forgiveness, the other person’s response doesn’t matter. You can’t control what they do, and they may not be ready to forgive. Your responsibility is to ask with a genuine heart. (Click on the title to read more.)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 08:15 PM | No Comments »

Right after Jesus taught the disciples to pray (the Lord’s prayer), he said: For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:14-15) So, if we don’t forgive others, God will not forgive us. That speaks to the importance of forgiving! (Click on the title to read the full post.)

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 02:59 PM | No Comments »

Julaine and I recently attended a marriage program during which marriage experts Les and Leslie Parrott presented information from The Good Fight. How Conflict Can Bring You Closer. They said that most of the conflict in marriage results from differences in perceptions. (Click on title to read full post.)

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