Category: Relationships

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Does Marriage Really Happen After You Quit Wanting It?

“Argh! I heard it again yesterday!” my friend moaned to me one day. “‘If you just quit wanting marriage, that’s when he’ll come along, you’ll fall in love, and you’ll get married!’ I am so sick of being told that! This isn’t a switch I can flip on and off!” I didn’t get married until a...

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Deciding to Stay after your Spouse has an Affair

It’s every wife’s nightmare: you learn that your husband has been with another woman. Maybe just recently, or maybe for a long time. A revelation like that can yank the carpet right out from under your entire world. You feel like you can’t trust anyone or anything anymore. You’re so overwhelmed with anger, you have no...

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Dating vs. Courtship: What’s the Difference?

We read books like Little House on the Prairie, and in them, we would read about the courtship of the characters in the book and we think, Aw. How quaint. Courtship. As the years passed from the days of Little House on the Prairie (the 1800’s) and America moved into the early 1900’s, the more formal practice of courtship was...

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Dating on a Budget

In the current economic climate, it can be hard enough just to make ends meet. Most of us don’t have a lot of extra money right now, and so things like going out for nights out on the town with friends get put on the back burner indefinitely. But if you’re dating someone, what do you...

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Being Your Husband’s ‘Help Meet’: What that Really Means

I was talking with a young woman one day about the relationship she had with her boyfriend. “Is he the one?” I asked. “Oh, please,” she shuddered, “don’t bring up the ‘M’ word!” “Marriage?” I asked, somewhat puzzled by her reaction. She shuddered again, “Ugh.” “What’s wrong with marriage?” I asked her. “What wrong with marriage?”...

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Are you Sabotaging Your Relationship?

Are you sabotaging your relationship without knowing it? Here are a few key warning signs to look for that could be pushing your partner away, and how you can fix these issues. Adding Fuel to A Burned Out Fire Do you often find yourself hurling insults at your partner and bringing up past mistakes or issues...

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Are Internet Friendships “Real”?

“You don’t really have many friends, do you?” my boyfriend asks. “That’s not true, I have lots of friends!” I protest. “Internet friends don’t count,” he replies. This was a common opinion fifteen years ago, when the general public was first becoming aware of the Internet. Back then, if you made friends online, you were considered...

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When Jealousy is a Good Thing

Jealousy is an emotion meant to motivate. It is only a bad thing when you let it make you want to take away from someone else. It is okay to feel jealous as long as it makes you want to achieve more without harming anyone else. You can be happy for someone and jealous of them...