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We’ll Get Through This Together

There are many words that feel amazing to receive:   “I love you.” “I’m proud of you.” “You are amazing.” “I appreciate you.”   There are times those are the […]

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Common Challenges in Post-Divorce Relationships

Post-divorce relationships are often where the fears of experiencing heartbreak again collide with the hope and heady infatuation of early attachment. These opposing emotional forces, along with any lingering unresolved […]

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Growing Apart in Marriage

We were inseparable for the better part of ten years. We met at the age of four at a Mother’s Day Out group at our church. I remember being drawn […]

The (Unspoken) Truth About Marriage

When asked about the state of their union, people often feel like they have to defer to one of two responses: “It’s all good,” or, “It’s over.” Yet the reality […]

This is Where the Magic Happens

My now-husband is a complete and total badass. Last weekend, after fourteen years of blood, sweat, humility and stubbornness, he received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This is […]

Love Testing

Love testing. It’s one of the reasons that teenagers are difficult to deal with. Before they take the leap out into the adult world, they want the security that comes […]

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Marriage and the Fear of Missing Out

Do you have a fear of missing out on life if you commit to marriage? You’re not alone. In some ways, I skipped my twenties. Most teenagers were rapid cycling […]

Why Self Awareness is Critical for a Healthy Marriage

When asked to enumerate the critical components of a healthy relationship, most people appropriately include “communication” on their list. Communication certainly is critical to a healthy marriage; partnerships that depend […]

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Shame: The Silent Relationship Killer

Is shame at the root of your relationship problems? In most discussions of the common relationship killers, the usual suspects are named: infidelity, finances, addiction, abuse, changes in external demands, […]

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