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You see that happy missionary family smiling out of the postcard on your fridge? Their marriage is probably hanging by a thread. Peterson 2-16-16

You see that happy missionary family smiling out of the postcard on your fridge? Their marriage is probably hanging by a thread. February 26, 2016 ~ peterson1205 Link to original article “Anybody can smile long enough for an updated newsletter photo.” I winced as the lights suddenly cut off. “Really? Three nights in a row?” I […]

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How can church leaders help young people to marry?….

How can church leaders help young people to marry?…. A Christian leader was once asked…”How can church leaders help Christian young people to marry?” He said….”Put them in the same room.” J.A.  

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How to happily endure 20,000 days with another human being

How to happily endure 20,000 days with another human being Link to original post     accessed from Facebook 9-24-15 This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com. It is part of a two-part series. See the first part here. From afar, a great marriage is a sweeping love story, like a marriage in a book or a […]

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A Strong Family Is Needed For Missionary Longevity On A Cross Cultural Remote Mission. By Kevin E. Jesmer 6-1-15

A Strong Family Is Needed For Missionary Longevity On A Cross Cultural Remote Mission.  by Kevin E. Jesmer                                                                                                           6-1-15  Ephesians 5:33, “ However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” (ESV).      Let’s face it, strong and intact Christian families are […]

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Divorce Shocker: Most Marriages Do Make It. By Paul Strand. May 06, 2014

Divorce Shocker: Most Marriages Do Make It.  By Paul Strand.  May 06, 2014 Link to original article ATLANTA — Most people believe only half of U.S. marriages make it. But a leading researcher is announcing the true divorce rate is much lower and always has been. Shaunti Feldhahn received her research training at Harvard. She and her […]

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Celebrating our marriage with a renewal of vows with 12 couples 10-12-13

Celebrating our marriage with a renewal of vows with 12 couples.  After 21 years of marriage a renewal of vows. We did the ceremony at the beautiful Garfield Park Conservatory and we had dinner in a private room at the Nacional 27 restaurant in Chicago. This is a “must” for every couple to do. Link […]

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4-15-13. Ephesians 5:21-33. SUBMIT TO ONE ANOTHER – my devotional

        4-14-13. Ephesians 5:21-33. SUBMIT TO ONE ANOTHER – my devotional   Ephesians 5:21-33                                                                                      Kevin E. Jesmer Key Verses: 5:32,33                                                                                   4-15-13 “This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” […]

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Tips For Expressing Yourself (from FamilyLife.com)

Tips For Expressing Yourself (from FamilyLife.com) 1)      Think before you speak 2)      Determine what and when you want to speak 3)      Not everything you feel needs to be expressed 4)      Ask to make sure you’re understood 5)      Speak to encourage

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Tips For Listening (from FamilyLife.com)

Tips For Listening (from FamilyLife.com) 1) Give focused attention 2) Listen with acceptance and understanding 3) Ask clarifying questions 4) Focus on what is being said and not on the way it being said.

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10/31/12. Proverbs 5:1-23. PEOPLE DIE FOR LACK OF DISCIPLINE –my devotional

10/31/12. Proverbs 5:1-23. PEOPLE DIE FOR LACK OF DISCIPLINE –my devotional Proverbs 5:1-23                                                                                     […]

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