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Actions Trump Feelings

If you want your marriage to not only succeed, but to thrive, then this simple phrase will save you from heartache and propel you closer to each other: actions trump feelings. How many times have your heard other couples (and perhaps yourself…?) say something like: “I don’t feel in love anymore.” “My feelings have changed.”…

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The Seduction of Self-Sufficiency

When self-sufficiency in marriage trumps God-dependency, the marriage loses both spiritually and relationally. This is the final post in our seven-part series on what Jesus would say to our marriage. If Jesus’ words to the seven churches in the book of Revelation were used as an evaluation of your marriage, what challenges would he have…

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Celebrate Your Marriage!

Usually articles are written on websites—including Build Your Marriage—to address issues in marriage that need solving, correction or advice. But every so often we all need a “Way to go! Yay God and yay you!” This is part 6 of 7 in our series on what Jesus would say to our marriage. If Jesus’ words…

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Complacency: The Silent Killer of Marriage

We can’t count the number of couples we have met through the years who were sliding toward the death of their marriage because one or both spouses yielded to complacency. This is part 5 of 7 in our series on what Jesus would say to our marriage. If Jesus’ words to the seven churches in…

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What Do You Tolerate In Your Marriage?

What do you tolerate in your marriage? This is part 4 of 7 in our series on what Jesus would say to our marriage. If Jesus’ words to the seven churches in the book of Revelation were used as an evaluation of your marriage, what challenges would he have for you? What words of encouragement…

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Refusing to Compromise

Compromise is great when it comes to conflict resolution, but it has no place in our commitment to our spouse. This is part 3 of 7 in our series of what Jesus would say to our marriage. If Jesus’ words to the seven churches in the book of Revelation were used as an evaluation of…

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