Aug 262014
When You’re Scared to Get Married

Whether you call it marriage doubts or pre-wedding jitters – or you’re scared to get married even though you’re not even engaged yet – here are a few things to think about. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller will help you square with mistaken beliefs of modern culture. For instance, it’s a myth that everyone has a

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Aug 252014
How Growing Up Poor Affects Your Relationship

The consequences of growing up poor don’t end when you’re a financially stable adult. Here’s how growing up poor affects your relationship or marriage, and how to stop money from destroying love. In The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language, by Scott Palmer and Bethany Palmer say that once you know your Money Personality, you can get to the root of money arguments and start improving your

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Aug 242014
How to Stop Ruminating About the Past

It’s natural to look back at your relationship and (hopefully) learn from it, but at some point you need to focus on your future. Here are a few tips on how to stop ruminating about the past, based on the results of recent research from Florida State University. The Secret of Letting Go by Guy Finley offers examples and stories that illustrate his concepts of how to let go of all the

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Aug 222014
6 Steps to Forgiving Your Ex

You know you should forgive because forgiveness frees you from pain and increases happiness. Here are six tips on how to forgive your ex for lying, cheating, stealing, abusing or hurting you. In Mars and Venus Starting Over: A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a Painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One, John Gray writes, “To put our lives back together, not only do we

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Aug 202014
Should You Sign a Prenuptial Agreement? Pros and Cons

Learn what a prenuptial agreement is, why you shouldn’t be hurt if your fiancé asks you to sign a marriage contract, and the pros and cons of signing a prenuptial agreement. Even if a lawyer has drawn up the prenuptial agreement, I encourage you to get Prenuptial Agreements: How to Write a Fair & Lasting Contract by Katherine Stoner and Shae Irving. Learn as much as you can about the legality

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Aug 182014
How to Give Yourself a Makeover After a Break Up

One of the best ways to heal after a break up is to give yourself a makeover. These 10 tips aren’t just for beauty makeovers, because learning how to give yourself a makeover after a break up isn’t just about changing your appearance. This break up is your chance to re-evaluate your life, and what you want out of it. Get healthy, happy, and strong. Be free! The $50 Home

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Aug 152014
10 Gift Ideas for Friends After a Break Up

These 10 break up gifts will show friends with broken hearts that they’re not alone. Finding the right gift ideas for friends after a breakup is easier when you know their personalities, habits, and hobbies. The Sterling Silver “The Story of Friendship” Disc and Heart Pendant is a sentimental necklace with a message that reads,”The story of friendship is written on the pages of the heart. I am a better Me because of

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Aug 122014
5 Big Relationship Mistakes and Solutions

These aren’t the biggest mistakes in relationships that are obviously destructive. Rather, these are the insidious little relationship mistakes that creep up over time, and damage our foundation from the bottom up. One of the biggest mistakes we often make is not nurturing our relationships. Read books like For Better: How the Surprising Science of Happy Couples Can Help Your Marriage Succeed by Tara Parker-Pope to the true secrets to happy relationships.

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Aug 112014
How to Stop Feeling Insecure in a Relationship

Whether you feel insecurity because of your partner or your own self-esteem issues, these tips on how to stop feeling insecure in a relationship will help. In You Are Loved: Embracing the Everlasting Love God has for You, Sally Clarkson and Angela Perritt say that when a woman feels deeply loved and cherished, her whole outlook on life is infused with energy every day. We’re all born with a desire to

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Aug 082014
5 Tips for Going Back to School After Getting a Divorce

You decided that getting a divorce is the beginning of a new chapter of your life – and you’re going back to school! Here are a few tips for transitioning to student life after divorcing your husband. The Apple iPad Air was the best investment I made when I went back to school (I recently graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver – I wrote about it a little

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