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8/21/14 11:35 A

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Not sure this is a tip, but an observation. With my knee all jacked and hubby out of the country, he seems to almost avoid talking about my injury. At first I was upset, like he didn't care. Even though I know he DOES. It dawned on me that he cannot help me and feels bad he isn't here to help me. So, its almost easier to not really talk about it so he doesn't feel bad.

So, my tip is, unless he can help me with something, to not talk about it a lot.

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8/21/14 7:09 A

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Call a timeout on yourself when you feel yourself getting agitated. Take 20 minutes to do something calming: pray, breathe deeply, walk. Stepping away is an act of love.

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8/17/14 10:24 A

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To reduce boredom and keep things fresh, change up your routine. For instance, “Instead of going to the same restaurant, find some new exotic restaurant in the city or going somewhere new for your vacation.

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8/13/14 12:47 P

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I am always laughing. People at work comment on how happy I am. My DH says that is what he loves about me. I am "spunky".

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8/12/14 9:35 A

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Two Questions To Revitalize Your Marriage: What always makes us laugh? What do we always like to do together?


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8/11/14 1:32 P

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I agree! I always tell my hubby how handsome he is. emoticon

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8/10/14 9:07 A

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One of the best ways to make your husband feel special is to make him feel physically attractive. Let me know that you only have eyes for him - that he is the best-looking, most attractive man in the room and in your life. You wouldn't believe how close he will feel to you if you do!

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8/6/14 10:55 A

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Proverbs 17:22 says, "a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength." Laughing Together came easy when we were dating. But after marriage, life took a toll on us and laughing became a thing of the past. Unfortunately, when the laughter stopped, the enthusiasm we had about our relationship also dwindled. So, we made a decision. We decided to start having fun again, and you must do the same. Be intentional about it by planning a game night, a night of joke telling, or an evening of watching your favorite comedy shows. What you do is not important, just make a decision to do something to revive the laughter in your marriage.


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7/30/14 12:55 P

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The Thank you and I appreciate you are HUGE! Thanks for the reminder

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7/30/14 6:25 A

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Say “thank you,” especially for the little things. It lets your spouse know you noticed and appreciated what they did, no matter how little the task.

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7/28/14 7:12 A

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"The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant...finding a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." (Mt 13:45-46) Your spouse is like that pearl. Don't let work, or projects, or hobbies, or even your children, bump him or her from first place. It's priceless.

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7/22/14 9:11 A

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Do you and your spouse want to connect when you’re apart? Set your phone/watch/computer to ring at an agreed upon time. Then, even though separated, you both pause for a moment, picture your spouse, and pray for each other.

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7/21/14 1:55 P

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Its the little things that make all the difference

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7/20/14 10:26 A

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Never get tired of doing little things for your spouse. Some times those little things occupy the biggest spot in your spouse's heart.

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7/8/14 12:21 P

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If your DH has a quirk, such as the gas tank cannot be below half way, just roll with it... let them fill the tank and support them. Even, if it is filling the tank at midnight after a long day.

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7/5/14 7:26 P

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Resolve to say nothing negative about your spouse today.
Ephesians 4:2 “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,”

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7/1/14 10:00 A

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Great tip! Thank you!!

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7/1/14 9:40 A

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Be patient. When having a discussion with your partner, be patient. Don't rush the conversation. Take your time. Truly listen to what they are saying and feeling

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6/30/14 2:58 P

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here are two kinds of complaints - useful and useless. Useful gets a mistake corrected like complaining to a clerk about a faulty product. It can also be useful to vent - once! After that it becomes useless and drags you into a spiral of negativity. Ask your beloved to help you distinguish.

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6/28/14 8:49 A

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“I’m sorry” is a phrase husbands and wives should say often. If it’s hard for you to say “I’m sorry,” or to offer forgiveness, pray for a softened heart.

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6/27/14 7:51 P

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Gratitude dispels anger. If you are angry at your spouse, think of the times when he/she did something loving for you.

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6/25/14 9:04 P

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Be intentional about giving your spouse your undivided attention when you see each other after your respective daily duties.

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6/24/14 4:01 P

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Start the day with a hug. It gives you a positive mentality.

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6/24/14 10:53 A

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Keep positive and be kind (in actions and words)

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6/23/14 3:39 P

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To be kind on the good days and bad. It’s easy to be kind when we’re both in a great mood. After all, love comes easy in a give and take situation. “I scratch your back, you scratch mine and we’ll get along fine.”

Over the years however, we’ve come to see that real love calls us to a place of sacrifice where the reward doesn’t come from another, but through obedience to our Father in heaven.

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6/21/14 2:20 P

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Remember that your marriage is a covenant that involves God, husband and wife. Give thanks daily.

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6/20/14 5:51 P

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What virtue are you working?

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6/20/14 9:14 A

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Choose a virtue to practice today. Don’t tell anybody what it is but consider charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, or generosity. At the end of the day, ask your spouse if he/she can guess which one you picked.

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6/19/14 4:37 P

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Every once in a while surprise him/her with a gesture of kindness, such as a cup of coffee or make him a special dessert.

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6/19/14 1:27 P

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I can usually sense when my hubby is having a hard time. just the vibes that come off of him. When I get that feeling, I take care of him (like always) and depending on what is going on either give him extra kisses or just step back and let him work through it. The whole time being there to support him and letting him know that I am there for him.

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6/18/14 6:32 A

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I look at my husband’s body language and can tell whether he’s tense or feeling “beat up” after a long day at work. I usually give him a neck and head massage. How can you be responsive to the needs of your spouse today?

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6/15/14 6:49 P

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A Marriage Builder is someone who is constantly and consistently giving four gifts to the marriage: care, protection, honesty, and time. A Marriage Builder knows that without these four gifts routinely in the marriage, the connectedness in the marriage will suffer. Also, a Marriage Builder is someone who is willing to share with others their understanding about how to have a great marriage.

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6/14/14 8:37 P

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Remember that marriage is a promise—one that you keep even when you don't feel it—one that you believe in with your body and soul, one that you trust God to bless and strengthen and overflow you with love when 50 years seems like a very, very long time to be exclusive with someone.

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6/12/14 4:15 P

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Marriage is not always 50/50. Some days you will wake up and may have to give 90% and your spouse will give 10%. Other days you may wake up and give 25% and your husband will have to put in the 75%. (my grandmother's tip)

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6/4/14 10:07 A

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That is a great tip! it seems like a no-brainer to communicate. But, over communicating makes sure your feelings are expressed and heard and your partner can understand clearly what you need from them without having to guess.

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5/4/14 12:41 P

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Over-communicate. - I used to have a bad habit of not speaking my feelings. I played the standard “You should know why I’m mad” game, and that’s just downright unfair. Men are not wired like women, and they DON’T always know that they’ve been insensitive. I’m still growing in this area, and there are often times when my husband has to pry something out of me, but I’m trying to remember that I need to just communicate how I feel

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