Marriage Situations

Little Moments Like This

Little Moments Like This

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Today I’m publishing a marriage situation post that I’ve re-worked since first writing it three years ago. During a recent conversation about the monotony of daily living and it’s effects on our marriage I suddenly thought….”wait a minute, we wrote about that!” So I pulled this up and re-read it. And then was re-convicted. (It’s always helpful to be convicted by…

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How to Win When Arguing III (and a recap : )

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Here is the final installment! Phew! But hopefully these will be helpful to you. If nothing else, we hope that it has sparked some great conversations (of which none ended in conflict : ). Consider the content of your conversation.  Your conversation should consist of truthful statements (truth + love = growth—Eph 4:15). And while this may seem like a…

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How to Win When Arguing II

How to Win When Arguing II

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Okay. We are going to try to keep this short (and will most likely be unsuccessful : ). It seemed as though each principle could easily become a whole post. But, you have to start somewhere. Here are some principles to consider about conversations involving conflict. Consider the character of your conversation. Let you conversations be characterized by grace (Col…

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How to Win When Arguing

How to Win When Arguing

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Well, it is the weekend and here is part one of our two part marriage situation post. As always my comments will be normal and Paul’s will be bolded.  Here is the situation:  We’d been married for 6 months, it’s Sunday morning, about ten minutes after we were supposed to have left for Sunday School. I’m sitting on the couch, dressed,…

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A “Poor” Excuse for a Budget II

A “Poor” Excuse for a Budget II

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Based on Friday’s situation post you might be waiting for a ground breaking financial strategy that will solve all (ok, most) of your financial conflicts as a couple. Something along the lines of “Stewarding Your Money to the Glory of God,” a plan that would rival even Dave Ramsey’s best efforts : ) But if that was your hope, well, you…

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A “Poor” Excuse for a Budget

A “Poor” Excuse for a Budget

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It’s Friday! So it is time for a marriage situation post. As always, Liz’s comments will be normal and Paul’s will be bolded.    Raise your hand if you and your spouse have ever disagreed over something financially related.  Raise your hand if you have ever read a finance book together. Raise your hand if you have ever tried to create…

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Living by the Books II

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Liz and I wrote this together – just so you don’t give the post a cursory glance and assume that because you don’t see any bolded text that I was a bum all day and let Liz do the heavy lifting : )   So, the purpose of our post wasn’t to disparage marriage books. Please, don’t go and gather…

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Living by the Books

Living by the Books

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Tonight we are posting a situation that we faced early in our marriage. As usual, my comments will be normal and Paul’s will be bolded.   Prepping for marriage (Paul): I’m a researcher. You give me a problem and I’ll get to the bottom of it. I’ll present the problem, provide the solution, quote my sources to you and then…

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Living the Dream II

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Thank you for your patience. Hopefully this answer to our “Living the Dream” post will be encouraging to you! As always my comments will be bolded and Liz’s will be normal.   As a husband, God has given me the responsibility to provide for and protect her spiritually and physically so that God will be glorified. As a leader, my role…

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Living the Dream

Living the Dream

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It’s the end of the week and time for a “marriage situation” post.  We’ll post the situation today and its biblical solution tomorrow. As always  my comments will be normal shading and Paul’s will be bolded.   Liz was about to celebrate her first birthday since our wedding. Naturally, I felt the pressure to buy a truly astounding gift. Not astounding…

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