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8/27/14 1:19 P

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Yes! I often forget to pray regarding God's will before I act or speak to others. I must pray to remember to pray!

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What if we woke up tomorrow with only those things that we thanked God for today?


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8/26/14 5:03 P

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AMEN
ONE THING TO REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE TWO LEARNING TO BE ONE
AND WHEN YOU ARE NOT AGREEMENT DON'T ALWAYS THINK YOU ARE RIGHT,
PRAY ABOUT THINGS EVEN BEFORE YOU TALK WITH YOU SPOUSE.

AND REALLY LISTEN TO YOUR SPOUSE NOT HALF LISTEN. LOVE IS NOT ABOUT WHO IS RIGHT.





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CJBAGGINS's Photo CJBAGGINS Posts: 33,378
8/18/14 11:55 A

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Good one.

I am glad that I am working on #1, 2 and 5.

I sure need work on #3 and 4! I cringe when I realize that I did the last one on #3 just yesterday: I asked my dh what sandals to wear with my skirt to church, and I picked the opposite ones.
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I must remember not to ask him if I don't value his clothes/shoes opinion.

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Edited by: CJBAGGINS at: 8/27/2014 (13:19)
What if we woke up tomorrow with only those things that we thanked God for today?


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Be patient! Things will change 4 the better.


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8/17/14 10:47 A

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Here are the 5 ways you turn the negative atmosphere into a positive one in your marriage:
by Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz

1. Take an honest look at what YOU could do differently to improve your marriage. Could you spend more time with your spouse, or take more interest in their hobbies, or stop pointing out their weaknesses or talk more openly about what is bothering you?

2. Repair your spirit and your balance. Take the steps to get healthy mentally and physically. You canít turn off the negativity when you are in an unhealthy state. You need to heal yourself first.

3. When dealing with a marital crisis avoid saying:

Itís your fault! Sometimes, a financial decision goes bad or your child gets in trouble at school. Blame doesnít work!
I told you so! These four words are rarely ever used in successful marriages.
Saying ďI am upset with you about this or that . . .Ē in a public setting.
Why do you always . . . Focusing on your spouseís weakness rather than building on their strengths will only increase their weakness and diminish their strength.
Ask for your spouseís opinion and then do the opposite.

4. Successful couples build positive interactions with each other on a daily basis. Begin your interactions with positive comments. Comment on something your spouse has done that was good, helpful or kind. Notice the small things and make a nice comment about them. If your spouse begins a conversation with a negative comment or is upset, donít jump down their throat with a negative response. Bite your tongue and wait to comment until you can turn your thoughts into a positive comment. It is amazing how often an entire conversation can be changed with a positive comment.

5. Appreciate what you have! If you have good health, a place to live, or a job, you already have more than most people in the world. Focus on the positives. Talk openly about them. Your happiness will begin putting the spark back in the relationship.

Remember, getting out of a negative spiral begins with one positive action, then another, until a habit of positive actions is built in your relationship.

In love and marriage the simple things matter. Love well!

Creating a successful marriage is not always the easiest thing to do.

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