Marriage

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The Best Time to Get Help Is Now: STEPS Proactive Parenting

October 25, 2018

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies, www.whiteplume.com  If your son or daughter is experimenting with alcohol or drugs, it’s time for you to do something about it. Now! With teenage substance abuse, where there’s smoke, there’s often fire.    Almost all the emphasis on addiction treatment has traditionally been on recovery. In …

Keys to Successful Marriage Therapy

October 27, 2017

Healthy Living Why do some couples benefit from marriage therapy while other couples do not? My work has led me to the following conclusions. The most important factor is a faith-based foundation of the marriage. I have tried to provide therapy to spouses who were not devoted to God; the results were not good. Here’s why: A …

5 Steps to Handling Finances When Your Spouse Has Died

June 27, 2017

Money Matters Losing a spouse is a stressful transition, and the added pressure of having to settle the estate and organize finances can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make dealing with these matters less difficult. Notify others. When your spouse dies, your first step should be to contact anyone who …

Money Matters: Vision Financial

February 24, 2017

Investing as a Couple: Getting to Yes In a perfect world, both halves of a couple share the same investment goals and agree on the best way to try to reach them. It doesn’t always work that way; disagreements about money are often a source of friction between couples. How can you bridge that gap? …

Special Feature: Dale & Jena Forehand

January 25, 2017

ONE: A Marriage Calling Marriage is hard, isn’t it? Navigating through all the seasons of change can be very difficult; especially when you and your spouse perceive, respond and react to them very differently. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple formula to follow that would make your marriage the most fulfilling relationship …

God Can Restore Struggling Marriages

September 24, 2016

Newly released 30 Days of Hope for Hurting Marriages is filled with honest reflections from a Birmingham couple’s own marriage and near divorce. Each devotion contains Scripture, questions to consider and discuss, and a glimpse into the emotions couples may experience during crisis. Written by husband and wife Randy and Melody Hemphill, the devotional is …

The Power of Prayer in Marriage

September 9, 2016

A question we ask all couples when we meet is, “Do you pray together?” The answer we almost always receive is no. A survey at a recent FamilyLife marriage event indicated that only 8% of couples attending pray together. Why don’t couples pray together? We think it has much to do with our common enemy, …

Marriage Builder Romance Weekends

September 9, 2016

Deer Run Retreat offers intentional intimate weekend retreats for married couples in all seasons of life. The goal is to give couples an opportunity to focus on each other without interruptions and without to-do lists. Each weekend is limited to 15 couples who enjoy private rooms at The Lodge, nestled within 100 wooded acres of …

10 Quick Tips for when your Marriage is Struggling

September 9, 2016

Be honest. Instead of dismissing or denying the pain, choose to open up to your spouse about any struggles. Your honesty with your spouse may be the starting point for a journey of healing. Wrestle with God. You may or may not feel like praying right now. Engage God with honest prayers. Wrestle with Him …

Marriage Builder Romance Weekends

August 26, 2016

Deer Run Retreat offers intentional intimate weekend retreats for married couples in all seasons of life. The goal is to give couples an opportunity to focus on each other without interruptions and without to-do lists. Each weekend is limited to 15 couples who enjoy private rooms at The Lodge, nestled within 100 wooded acres of …