The Power of Having Someone Who Cares

You may remember that a few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of building a strong community. From the responses I received, I realized this topic struck a nerve. It seemed everyone, for the most part, agreed in principle that being part of a supportive community is important and...

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Time to Dream Again

Is your life anywhere close to what you thought it would be? For most Americans as they move further into their adult lives, they too often come to the painful conclusion that their lives do not look at all like they thought it would be. This realization can often produce...

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The Importance of Building Community

I have found that becoming part of a community can be a surprisingly tough thing to find. If you were once in the military or you are currently in now, you understand that military families have an obvious connection, but when you are living in a non-military environment, it can...

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Why You Need a Summer Bucket List

  Yesterday was a great day. Here in Indiana, that warm weather we have been waiting for was finally here. Most schools are letting out this week, vacation planning is heating up…and before you know it, it will be October. How does that happen? We enter summer with such optimism...

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Acts of Love Brings the Family Together

You may have heard that “April showers bring May flowers,” but you may not have heard that “acts of love brings the family together.” Maybe you and your family are in a rut right now and you just need a little boost to get things back on track. Well, if...

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How to Win Back Trust When It Has Been Broken

It is tough to win back trust when it has been broken, whether in a marriage or other type of relationship. There are many ways to break trust. A spouse lies, they do not follow through with a promise made, someone engages in behavior that jeopardizes the health and welfare...

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Three Tips to Financial Harmony

When you met your spouse and fell in love, part of your excitement was discovering all the things you liked about each other. I really appreciated learning how much my wife enjoyed exercising and attending college football games. On the flip side, what is not always fun, is dealing with...

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Six Tips to Get Your House in Order

Did you realize that more than 60% of adults surveyed believe that the division of labor is very important to the success of a marriage?  In fact, the only two areas that ranked higher were fidelity and intimacy. Since most Americans today live in two-income households, the division of labor...

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