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Use Your Mind to Combat Killer Stress!

You hate your boss, you hate your work, your co-workers drive you crazy, and you’re convinced you’re underpaid even if you weren’t horribly overworked. You’re stressed all the time! Small wonder. . .

 

You’re tired, achy, rarely get a peaceful night’s sleep, and now you’ve come down with a cold! Which you seem to catch more and more frequently, plus there’s your stomach upset and now some sort of stupid rash on your neck. All of which you are convinced is due to your…

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Added by Noelle Nelson on May 1, 2015 at 10:17am — No Comments

VALENTINE'S DAY

Young Black Love

Is different from any other.

For the young lady, the young man,

It’s a different sense.

A feeling only some really experience.

Young Black Love is natural,

It’s not planned or pre-arranged.

It happens at moment’s notice,

And at times, ends just as fast.

But still the experience to love

A Black young man for a Black young lady

Is something her heart will…

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Added by SAM on February 14, 2015 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Celebrate Your Life With Love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day: a joy if you’re blessed with a wonderful relationship, an annoyance (or worse) if you’re single and unhappy about it, or in a “challenging” (aka miserable) relationship . . .

 

But what if - splendidly coupled, despairingly single, or somewhere in between - you chose, this Valentine’s Day to fall in love with your LIFE! To expand the idea of a day devoted to the love in our lives beyond that “special person,” mate or significant other, and celebrate the love…

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Added by Noelle Nelson on February 2, 2015 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Marriage Crisis Repair

It wasn’t too long ago in the course of our marriage that my wife and I had a crisis. We’d been married for 35 years and our 3 children were no longer children and had flown the coop.

Strangely enough, all it took to help our relationship was a bird-feeder!

Throughout our years together we have always had our separate hobbies. I absolutely love birding and it’s been my main hobby since college. I went to Boise State University (when I started it was Boise College, by the time…

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Added by Ernie Allison on January 15, 2015 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

Huge List of Love Text Messages for Your Husband

101 Love Text Messages for Him

You're going to love…

Added by Lisa Penn on December 24, 2014 at 11:29pm — No Comments

What's love got to do with finances?

Marriage…what a simple yet complicated thing, right? What can seem extremely easy—loving someone—can also be extremely difficult, when you drill it down. When you love someone, you are no longer thinking about just yourself, or someone else, you're thinking about each other, as a…

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Added by Seth Turner on December 11, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Don’t Leave Yourself Out of Thanksgiving Gratitude!

Thanksgiving is almost here - that time of year when “get your gratitude on!” is the game of the day. And indeed, you do have your gratitude well in gear.

 

You are ready to express your gratefulness for your family, your friends, your job (maybe, could be a stretch), Pilates, football, the roof over your head, your pets, your new smart phone, the Macy’s sale, and lots more.

 

The only thing notably lacking in your list of “things I am grateful for” is YOU. Ah…

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Added by Noelle Nelson on October 31, 2014 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Happiness Is A 5:1 Deal - It’s Scientific!

Your spouse says “You’re gonna wear that?!” Your child, in a fit of frustration, yells out “I hate you!” Your boss says “This’ll never fly. Where’s your creativity?”

 

Whether important or not, life-altering or just annoying, why is it that a single critical comment from your spouse, child or business partner hurts more than the compliment or appreciative words they offer? Why does that criticism linger while the compliment fades away almost immediately?

 

It’s…

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Added by Noelle Nelson on September 2, 2014 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Young Couples don’t understand the Meaning of Debt: Lessons Learned

Several years ago my husband and I fell into…

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Added by Frank McCourt on August 7, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

THERE ARE NO SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE

Everyone has an opinion on what makes a marriage successful.  Researchers research, counselors counsel, and preachers preach.  I suggest there are some basic considerations that give a couple the opportunity to have an effective marriage.   And I use the term “effective marriage” because the idea of what is successful is so relative.

 

First there is the issue of communication, and particularly listening.  Couples who honestly listen to…

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Added by SAM on August 6, 2014 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Study Reveals "Magic Moment" for Unwed Parents to Get Hitched

A Duke University study has unravelled some findings about children born out of wedlock and what it means for the parents and the children. In short, the researchers suggest that the "magic moment" for parents to get married after their baby is born is before the child's third birthday. This is when a lot of federal policies are available and the effects, according to the researchers, last longer than…

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Added by hitched on July 23, 2014 at 4:20pm — 2 Comments

Foreclosure defense: Can it save your home?

Many people unfamiliar with foreclosure defense don't see the reasoning behind seeking legal counsel during foreclosure. In many people's eyes, the homeowner is to blame for the foreclosure and why should a lawyer advocate for them. In actuality, foreclosure defense isn't about getting a person a free home. Ultimately the mortgage will need to be paid. However, foreclosure defense can save a home when nothing else will. Here's how.



Alternative…

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Added by advyl kuza on July 8, 2014 at 8:43pm — No Comments

STATEMENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR FROM NEWLYWEDS

STATEMENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR FROM NEWLYWEDS 

* I didn’t know he didn’t want to have children.

* I didn’t know she spent two years as an inmate in a correctional…

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Added by SAM on June 17, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Benefits of Turning Toward Your Spouse

Husband and wife superstar marriage aficionados, John and Julie Gottman, founders of the Gottman Institute, were recently interviewed by The Atlantic where they share some of their time-tested research. None of this is new information, but it's always great to…

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Added by hitched on June 12, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments

My Wife Is Not Sure She Likes The Kids Playing Video Games

                                    

Ok, let me be the first to admit that maybe we have a little too many video games in the house. For example, we have 2 Nintendo 3DS's, 2 PlayStation 3's (we had a third but we gave one away), 1 PlayStation 4, and an X-Box 360 plus a couple of tablets and a couple of computers all of which the kids will also to use to download gaming apps. In the use of these games I monitor my kids performance in school, their outside play, their…

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Added by Anthony Smith on May 31, 2014 at 4:59pm — 2 Comments

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Episode 446: How to Make Your Marriage Arguments Healthy for Marriage

Good marriages include disagreements. With those disagreements you can grow in your knowlege and understanding of each other. Dr. Karen Sherman offers advice on how to make that happen.

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