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Both partners in a relationship need to remember that their spouse…

In a marriage, when we both have an opinion, we are not meant to just drop…

We spend and don’t take the time to think about what we are giving up. Instead we…

When you pay attention to where your money is being spent, it's much easier…

Our enjoyment of sex has more to do with how we think about…

Desire follows arousal, not the other way around. Hence if we’re…

A marriage is supposed to be high maintenance, it’s about always being…

Create a set of principles for your relationship. The discussion it generates…

Regular, consistent communication and connecting at the crossroads of the…

Love is a choice and each day we need to recommit to loving our spouse. This…

Gratitude allows us to see the world with more happiness and with more appreciation.…

Each day we need to choose again to love our spouse in a way they need and understand.…

How we really show love is by being willing to put in effort for our…

In relationships a willingness to be humble and own our mistakes…

Being mindful is about being willing to stay in the present moment and not…

Book review for “Being Wrong” by Kathryn Schulz. This book has helped us be more aware of…

By protecting ourselves we are putting up barriers between us and our spouse. What do we value…

Study and learn about what makes a marriage stronger and then…

When our partner forgets something that we feel is important, the best course of action…

Some of our common food thoughts and the antidote thoughts we use to help us…

Marriage is important because both of us need a partner who is able to help us in all the ways we need.…

A couple bubble means putting your marriage relationship before everything else…

Worrying too much about clothes actually reduces the joy I gain from them.…

The ability to pay attention, stay organized, control…

An update on our weight loss journey. We have continued to…

From the time we are born, sleep is a critical part of our…

We recently wrote about creating lasting habits. One of the tools…

My kitchen used to be a mess. Dirty dishes were occasionally left on…

Being physically healthy is something we all want but…

Over the last 2 months I have lost 8 pounds - about 1 dress…

Over the last few years I have listened to hundreds of…

The year is half done so it is time to share how our expenses…

What should we eat tonight? This is a question that I have…

We are currently on a journey toward financial independence. In the…

A number of years ago I had an interesting exchange with a…

Decluttering, minimizing, dejunking or cleaning no matter what you…

Have you ever tried, when you are on one of those roads…

In life there are difficult things, and there are easy things…

Years ago, I started to get regular sinus infections along with earaches…

Your mind is amazing and powerful. It has the ability to remember, and…

Freezers, especially chest freezers, can become a dark hole where…

Have you ever played the type of a video game where you start out…


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