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5 reasons we reach for our phones in marriage

Are you missing an opportunity to connect with your spouse by over-connecting to your phone? Not too long ago, I was talking...


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Tags: Divorce, Relationship, Communication

10 questions to know if technology is ruining your marriage

I often hear, “I feel like technology is ruining my marriage.” Desperate couples will often feel like something is wrong, but...


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Tags: Divorce, Relationship, Communication

What respect does and does not mean in marriage

Most of us know at least some of the lyrics from Aretha Franklin’s 1967 hit song, “Respect.” In fact, just reading the song...


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Tags: Divorce, Faith, Relationship,

How to have an intentional marriage

Anne was completely enamored with her new car. She washed it regularly and drove it proudly. There was only one minor...


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Tags: Divorce, Ministry, Faith,

4 good things that can make a bad marriage

You’ve heard it said that you can never have “too much of a good thing.”  However, too much of a good thing always cost us...


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Tags: Divorce, Ministry, Parenting,

Should we stay married for the kids?

I have heard it said many times, “We are not going to stay married just for the kids.” There are some real flaws and often...


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How to improve your marriage in the easiest way possible

One of my favorite games to play is Spades. In the game, each player decides how many tricks they will be able to take, or...


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Tags: Divorce, Ministry, Parenting,

How to improve your marriage without talking about it

Are you a person who makes decisions quickly? Do you respond in conversation with the first thought that pops into your head?...


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Divorce statistics tell the story. Or do they?

I have heard it said that “Sixty-five percent of stats are not true.” In the marriage and divorce arena, you'll hear stats all...


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Why fighting for your marriage is so important

Are you a warrior or coward when it comes to your marriage? I can speak as a husband, great husbands are warriors, not...


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Tags: Divorce, Ministry, Faith,

Why couples drift apart and how to overcome it

As a mother of four children born within six years, I often heard a question that started like this: “Mom, where is my…?”...


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Tags: Divorce, Parenting, Faith,

How to talk about tech and marriage boundaries

At the end of each week my phone gives me a “screen time report.” This report surprises me every single week. It shouldn’t...


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Living by faith not fear in your marriage

Fear of getting hurt. Fear of failure. Fear of rejection. Fear of death. Fear of uncertainty. I had all of it. I tried to fit...


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Tags: Money, Divorce, Ministry,

Living out your wedding vows
By Cheryl Goss On February 18, 2021

Living out your wedding vows

My husband and I married in 2007. It was a beautiful, traditional wedding. My son walked me down the aisle. Our first pastor...


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Tags: Divorce, Faith, Relationship,

10 secrets your divorce attorney may never tell you

At Grace Marriage, we strive to bring you resources that will infuse grace and affection into your marriage as you strive to...


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Living sacrifices: learning how to serve your spouse

Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy...


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Five unique date ideas for your marriage

Marilyn made me a cake for my birthday not long ago. The cake was good, but the icing really made it. When you add icing, it...


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Marriage and divorce: a 13-year-old's perspective

We received an article from a 13 year old expressing her perspective of marriage and divorce. It's enlightening to read this...


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Tags: Divorce, Interviews, Parenting,

Who are you chasing in your marriage?

Who Are You Pursuing?

Some folks will tell you to chase after your spouse. Some will tell you to take care of yourself...


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Tags: Money, Divorce, Ministry,

20 most popular marriage posts of 2020

It's been a busy year at Grace Marriage. We've tried to challenge and encourage you and your marriage over the year on our...


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Merry Christmas, Darling! Fun questions to ask your spouse this holiday

Whenever my husband and I attend a Grace Marriage session, our favorite lessons are the ones that involve a quiz about our...


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Loved people love people: the power of forgiveness in marriage

“Hurt people hurt people.” Most of us have heard this phrase before, and its meaning is pretty clear. When someone has...


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Conflict resolution in marriage: 4 habits for every situation

Married couples will experience conflict. Most marital conflict is because of miscommunication, finances, or physical...


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Serving your spouse and the power of now

Serving your spouse isn't always easy. I know. It can be tough. I have a friend. He's a great guy. He’d give you the shirt...


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Tags: Divorce, Ministry, Faith,

5 questions for your next date night

Have you lost that lovin’ feeling? It is easy to do when life seems to suck all our energy and time away. Being intentional in...


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Tags: Money, Divorce, Ministry,

5 things you’re missing in managing marriage stress

How do we manage life without feeling overwhelmed? How do avoid feeling like life is this huge responsibility to fulfill? How...


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When sarcasm infects your home

I don’t know if you ever wake up like this, but today I woke up really sad. Last night, things went south at our house....


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5 ideas for a thriving marriage instead of being married to your job

“Help, my spouse is married to their job.” This is what gets said so often in struggling marriages.

 

Are you the one saying...


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Newlywed advice: learning to dance through the minefield of marriage

We’ve all been to wedding receptions or other places where we’ve seen people dancing. Have you noticed how the couples dance...


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How to fix a marriage by rejecting these two lies

John and Susan met through an online dating service. The techno-virtual matchmakers of the day ran the algorithms and...


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Turn, turn, turn: the changing seasons of marriage

As we move from the long, free days of summer into the colorful days of fall, I always try to take a moment to meditate on the...


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Tags: Divorce, Ministry, Parenting,

Want to connect with your spouse? Learn 9 ways to connect with God

Do you want to truly connect with your spouse? I believe you must first learn to truly connect with God. Now, do you ever feel...


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How to save your marriage: ask this vital question

Maybe your marriage doesn't quite need "saving". But, there’s a phrase that Dr. Phil coined—or at least popularized—that's a...


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How to fight for your marriage
By Dan Darling On September 16, 2020

How to fight for your marriage

Eighteen years ago, a man waited by a church stage in Chicago as a beautiful young woman from Texas walked down the aisle....


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From frantic to free: what makes a good marriage

I don’t think it comes as a surprise to anyone that we are living in the most frantic and “connected” society the world has...


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Slow down: 10 ideas for how to connect like never before

When our son was 4 years old, a friend was visiting our home. Our son gently grabbed her face and gave her a soft, slow kiss...


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What happens to marriage after kids arrive on the scene?

This is disturbing. Over the last 30 years, twice as many marriages of those over the age of 50 now wind up in shreds. Some of...


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7 reasons for divorce and how to overcome them

Why do people file for divorce? Well, it all depends on who you ask. Now, these seven reasons aren't in any order. And, I'm...


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Lover or manager? How to handle money arguments in marriage

Early in our marriage, I caught the “Get out of Debt” bug. And, honestly, I wasn't great at knowing how to handle money...


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3 at home date night ideas to keep the romance alive

At home date night ideas. Sounds, fun right? Well, let me ask you something else: is romance a priority in your marriage? I...


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How to stay married during a pandemic

These are some trying times we’re living in. No one could have predicted that we’d all be working remotely, wearing masks in...


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Really, who doesn't have marriage problems?!

Working in ministry, I receive many prayer requests. They include issues related to depression, anxiety, self-worth,...


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I'm not better: how the sin of pride creeps up on us.

I was reflecting on the great impact of Ravi Zacharias after we heard that he passed away. The first time I saw him he was...


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Chaos or avoidance? 3 skills to master for fighting fair in marriage.

One of the keys to having a fulfilling and enduring marriage is the ability to resolve conflict well. I’ve learned through the...


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Grace and hope during COVID-19: Bill Rieser (Video)

Brad Rhoads talks with Bill Rieser about anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. They offer encouragement, hope, and grace even more!


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Tags: Divorce, Interviews, Faith,

Preventing the drift and protecting your marriage (3 minute video)

Preventing the drift in marriage is vital. You must learn to protect your marriage.


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5 ways to fight selfishness in your marriage

How do we keep selfishness from festering and becoming a major problem in our marriages? Here are five easy ways to fight...


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Fixing your spouse? (Video)

Ever feel like you need to fix your spouse? Brad shares his recent attempt to "fix" Marilyn…and the results. 


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How did Grace Marriage start?

We recently had the privilege of spending time with our friends at LifePoint Church | Smyrna, TN. What an amazing,...


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Church leaders: a plan to do less marriage crisis counseling

Prevention in marriage is three times more effective than intervention.  Plus, as the average couple is unhappy six years...


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