Turning Conflict In Marriage Into A ‘Good-Fit’

By Susan Yates | February 23, 2017 | 4 Comments

Conflict in marriage is normal. We are self-centered, selfish people and we think we are right. Our goal in marriage is not to become conflict-free but to learn how to manage conflict in a healthy way. “I never knew how different we are. The longer we are married the more our differences seem to surface. […]

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How To Romance Your Man

By Barbara Rainey | February 13, 2017 | 3 Comments

Most romantic novels and movies contain a common theme. A handsome, intelligent, adventurous, single man unexpectedly meets a beautiful, equally intelligent single woman under improbable circumstances—often in an exotic foreign location or in a lavish historical setting. Their personalities may clash at first, and they may even be on opposing “teams,”  but eventually they fall […]

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When Sex Is at the Bottom of Your List

By Barbara Rainey | February 9, 2017 | 3 Comments

Mom, This is a little embarrassing. Okay, a lot embarrassing. But please tell me that sex is more than I think it is. It’s fine. Don’t get me wrong. But the initial passion has pretty much cooled off, we have all the kids we want, and honestly, sex seems like the last thing on my […]

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Remember When You Fell in Love?

By Barbara Rainey | February 1, 2017 | 14 Comments

It was a warm, early summer day when Dennis invited me to go to lunch. We’d known each other as friends for three years in college.  But we hadn’t seen each other in a year, so we had a lot to catch up on. One lunch wasn’t nearly long enough. So he invited me to […]

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Dear Woman, You Matter

By Barbara Rainey | January 9, 2017 | 12 Comments

A post in the Your Home Matters Series Opening an old journal I found on the shelf I found these words in my handwriting: “I really wanted to go to the meetings this morning, but here I am in our apartment being a mother. Mothering doesn’t stop. Their needs don’t stop. Sick kids can’t be […]

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