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The Unexpected Secret to Marital Joy

February 28, 2023

Special Feature Please. Thank you. I’m sorry. Being on your best behavior with strangers is expected in civil society. But what about in marriage? Can practicing basic manners enhance marital love? Polite people are easy to spot. They apologize when you bump into them by accident. They say, “Yes, ma’am” and “Yes, sir,” though they …

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A Love Worth Celebrating

January 27, 2023

Special Feature Reservations are made. Childcare arrangements are secured. A romantic evening filled with excitement and celebration awaits! For many, expressions of love culminate on February 14, Valentine’s Day. Balloons, stuffed animals, and hearts- red, pink, large and small- cover shelves and store displays. While symbols of affection are used to express attraction, there is …

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A New Year’s Resolution You Do Not Have to Keep

December 27, 2022

Special Feature What have you resolved to do differently this year? Lose weight? Get a better job? Break a bad habit? Maybe you plan to spend more time with your family or become more active in your church. You committed your life to Jesus and are discovering what it means to be a faithful follower …

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What Will You Give?

November 28, 2022

Special Feature The Christmas season brings excitement! Holiday traditions include festive decorations, gifts, great food, time with family and friends, and exhausted shoppers. And let’s not forget the “dirty Santa” parties. Have you considered what gifts you will give this year? Here are three meaningful gifts you can give this December that could provide you …

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Finding Thankfulness in the Good and the Bad

October 27, 2022

Special Feature  Thanksgiving is almost here. The aroma of roasted turkey, green bean casserole, and sweet potato or pumpkin pie, will soon fill homes across America. Many will enjoy a scrumptious meal with family and friends. Some will take a moment to express gratitude to God for His blessings. Others will struggle to be thankful …

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Is There a Place for Competition in Marriage?

September 26, 2022

Special Feature Sloping horizons bejeweled in dazzling colors, crisp northern winds announce the arrival of fall. And with it comes football—heroes of the gridiron battle for pride and championships. Rivalries in stadium seats and den recliners are just as intense. Healthy competition can be exhilarating and rewarding in sports. But what about marriage? Can competition …

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Make Tomorrow Better Today

August 25, 2022

Special Feature Jane sat staring at the floor. “If only, I could go back and do it over. I didn’t think it would be this way. Somehow time got away from me.”  Like Jane, we go through life not always thinking about the future. We may not consider how our actions today will affect us- …

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Do Wives Want Chivalry in Marriage?

July 26, 2022

Special Feature I admit it. I am a fan of classic movies. Some of my favorites are the period films- particularly the ones in which men were tough and chivalry was esteemed. Cheesy, I know, but pass the popcorn! Husbands, would your wife describe you as chivalrous? Does she love it when you open doors …

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Is Your Marriage Safe for Children?

June 28, 2022

Special Feature The words “until death part us” never rang truer in my thoughts that day. My grandfather was 101 years old when he said his final goodbyes to the love of his life. My grandmother passed one month before their 77th wedding anniversary. Their commitment to lifelong marriage continues to be a source of …

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Sean of the South Weaves Tales of Southern Life & Faith

November 29, 2020

Cover Story Sean Dietrich tells his stories of the South with an accent as thick as honey. The stories- ones of Southern people, places, and values- have earned him the moniker of “Sean of the South” and gained him loyal followers who love his heartfelt wisdom and inspiration as much as they do that thick …

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