April 1, 2017

Conflict Resolution

Why she’s always right - The Hero’s Guide to Winning Back Your Wife

Why she’s always right – The Hero’s Guide to Winning Back Your Wife

Today you’re going to learn, perhaps, one of the quickest ways you can win back the heart of your wife ...
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Can separation heal a troubled marriage?

Can separation heal a troubled marriage?

One of our listeners asks some questions that deal with some real and troubling things.  Is a separation a good ...
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How to survive the stress of natural disasters as a couple

How to survive the stress of natural disasters as a couple

We live 37 miles Northwest of Houston, Texas.  Hurricane Harvey has devastated our community, friends, and neighbors.  I wanted to ...
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How to have a truly horrible vacation

How to have a truly horrible vacation

Years ago my wife and I were on a vacation for her family’s reunion. We were there for an entire ...
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What to do when your spouse negative beliefs you to death

What to do when your spouse negative beliefs you to death

Today we take on a great question from one of our live events. I just loved the wording of her ...
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When you mess up big time

When you mess up big time

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Why our spouse drives us mad

Why our spouse drives us mad

For today’s show, we are going to take you deeper than ever before...all the way back to your childhood. Because ...
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Let it go already

Let it go already

I’ve got a confession to make. For the majority of my marriage I have done something that has actively hurt ...
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The most damaging thing you can think

The most damaging thing you can think

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Diagnosing your spouse

Diagnosing your spouse

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Interview with John Gray - Mars and Venus revisited

Interview with John Gray – Mars and Venus revisited

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He makes me so mad and other lies

He makes me so mad and other lies

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Arguing about money

Arguing about money

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Redemption isn't a myth part three

Redemption isn’t a myth part three

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How to approach sensitive subjects

How to approach sensitive subjects

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The greatest illustration ever

The greatest illustration ever

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Men vs Women

Men vs Women

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Getting your husband to help

Getting your husband to help

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Is marriage worth fighting for?

Is marriage worth fighting for?

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Is your relationship doomed to fail?

Is your relationship doomed to fail?

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If your spouse just can't take it anymore

If your spouse just can’t take it anymore

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What to do when NOTHING changes

What to do when NOTHING changes

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Overcoming the biggest risk factor of divorce

Overcoming the biggest risk factor of divorce

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Should he get out of the marriage?

Should he get out of the marriage?

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When your husband lies

When your husband lies

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Am I a fool for staying?

Am I a fool for staying?

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Can you force reconciliation?

Can you force reconciliation?

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One thing you just can't ever do

One thing you just can’t ever do

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What it means to love

What it means to love

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How to resolve any conflict that upsets you

How to resolve any conflict that upsets you

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How to survive an emotional affair

How to survive an emotional affair

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How EQ can change everything

How EQ can change everything

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What if you're married but not compatible

What if you’re married but not compatible

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The Prodigal Spouse

The Prodigal Spouse

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How to repair hurt

How to repair hurt

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How do I reach my wife emotionally

How do I reach my wife emotionally

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Killing romance by 'phubbing'

Killing romance by ‘phubbing’

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How couples can survive financial hardship

How couples can survive financial hardship

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Resolving cell phone etiquitte

Resolving cell phone etiquitte

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Faking it really does work!

Faking it really does work!

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Who is the most likely to cheat?

Who is the most likely to cheat?

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Succeeding as a dual income family

Succeeding as a dual income family

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Change your world and make it better today!

Change your world and make it better today!

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4 things you can do to help your kids succeed in school

4 things you can do to help your kids succeed in school

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How to protect your marriage from social media

How to protect your marriage from social media

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Question: Is sex a want or a need?

Question: Is sex a want or a need?

Question: I would like this question answered if possible…My wife thinks sex is a want, and I say sex is ...
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8 ideas to protect your marriage from divorce

8 ideas to protect your marriage from divorce

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How would you like to ensure the success of your relationship?

How would you like to ensure the success of your relationship?

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Sowing the seeds of love - earning back trust

Sowing the seeds of love – earning back trust

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Earn the right to be trustworthy once again

Earn the right to be trustworthy once again

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Part 4 of The 9 ways you can tell your relationship isn't working

Part 4 of The 9 ways you can tell your relationship isn’t working

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Part 3 of The 9 ways you know your relationship just isn't working

Part 3 of The 9 ways you know your relationship just isn’t working

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9 ways you can tell your relationship just isn't working

9 ways you can tell your relationship just isn’t working

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Three simple things you can do to seek forgiveness part three

Three simple things you can do to seek forgiveness part three

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Three simple things you can do to seek forgiveness part two

Three simple things you can do to seek forgiveness part two

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Three simple things you can do to seek forgiveness

Three simple things you can do to seek forgiveness

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Two words that can improve your marriage part two

Two words that can improve your marriage part two

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Two words that will greatly improve your marriage

Two words that will greatly improve your marriage

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The animal personality series - The Wrap-up

The animal personality series – The Wrap-up

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The animal personality series - The Beaver

The animal personality series – The Beaver

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The animal personality series - The Golden Retriever

The animal personality series – The Golden Retriever

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The animal personality series - The Otter

The animal personality series – The Otter

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The animal personality series - The Lion

The animal personality series – The Lion

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My husband throws me under the bus with stepchildren part two

My husband throws me under the bus with stepchildren part two

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My husband throws me under the bus with my stepchildren

My husband throws me under the bus with my stepchildren

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How do I handle a LOVE Talk breakdown in communication?

How do I handle a LOVE Talk breakdown in communication?

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How do I overcome fear of being a failure or criticized?

How do I overcome fear of being a failure or criticized?

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What can I do if my spouse refuses to change?

What can I do if my spouse refuses to change?

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The cost of divorce part 2

The cost of divorce part 2

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The true cost of divorce

The true cost of divorce

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The single most powerful way to change your relationship

The single most powerful way to change your relationship

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Discover how just two days can make all the difference for your marriage

Discover how just two days can make all the difference for your marriage

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Healing for hurting marriage in just 2 days

Healing for hurting marriage in just 2 days

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It only takes 30 seconds to turn your relationship around

It only takes 30 seconds to turn your relationship around

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Possibly the one thing everybody has to do

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The most powerful question you can ever ask if you want a healthy relationship

The most powerful question you can ever ask if you want a healthy relationship

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If your marriage is hurting – take charge of the change

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When bitterness creeps in you’ve got a faith crisis

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The risk factor of negative beliefs that leads to divorce

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The risk factor of dishonor that leads to divorce

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The germ causing divorce we like to call avoidance

The germ causing divorce we like to call avoidance

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The 4 risk factors of divorce and what you can't do

The 4 risk factors of divorce and what you can’t do

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The LOVE Talk wrap-up show

The LOVE Talk wrap-up show

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Win - Win solutions are the heart of any dynamic relationship

Win – Win solutions are the heart of any dynamic relationship

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The role of customer - share in a way that others can't help but validate you

The role of customer – share in a way that others can’t help but validate you

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The employee rules - finally learn how to listen like a champion

The employee rules – finally learn how to listen like a champion

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The power of a time-out so you can stop stupid arguments

The power of a time-out so you can stop stupid arguments

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The most powerful and easy way to understand the heart of communication

The most powerful and easy way to understand the heart of communication

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by Eleni Papaioannou

LOVE Talk, the most powerful communication method on earth!

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25 tips to manage ADHD in your marriage

25 tips to manage ADHD in your marriage

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Make this New Year's one to remember!

Make this New Year’s one to remember!

You want a fresh start for the New Year, but maybe you’re just not sure about what to do…no worries! ...
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The infection of anger

The infection of anger

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4 things you can do to survive a difficult person

4 things you can do to survive a difficult person

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This is your teenager's brain - this is your teenager's brain on criticism

This is your teenager’s brain – this is your teenager’s brain on criticism

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4 signs your marriage is headed for divorce

4 signs your marriage is headed for divorce

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An interview with the guy who saved my marriage

An interview with the guy who saved my marriage

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The 5th mistake people make in relationships – handling conflict poorly (Episode 63)

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The 4th mistake people make in relationships (Episode 62)

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The 2nd of the 5 biggest mistakes people make in relationships (Episode 60)

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The 5 biggest mistakes people make in relationships (Episode 59)

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The Lion and Golden Retriever relationship revealed (Episode 56)

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Why do you really argue or get upset?

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The personality series – #4 – The Beaver (Episode 54)

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The personality series – #3 – The Golden Retriever (Episode 53)

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The personality series – #2 – The Social Director (Episode 52)

The personality series – #2 – The Social Director (Episode 52)

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The personality series – #1 – The Lion

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How To Feel Understood When Communicating With Your Mate

How To Feel Understood When Communicating With Your Mate

He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. — ...
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More on the craziness trying to fly to China!

More on the craziness trying to fly to China!

The actual airport where we were stuck! You will never believe the adventure, tragedy, turmoil, and frustration it took to ...
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Remarriage: Blending Two Worlds

Remarriage: Blending Two Worlds

Remember there are adjustments in remarriage, especially if there are children from a previous marriage. Whether you have remarried after ...
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Making touch meaningful

Making touch meaningful

Couples need to create emotional bonding times. Keeping the flames of romance alive may not always seem as important as ...
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To divorce or not to divorce…that is the question (Episode 41)

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It doesn't begin in the bedroom

It doesn't begin in the bedroom

A marriage can’t be sustained with romance alone. But added to security, meaningful communication, and meaningful touch, it can be ...
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What's on your menu?

What's on your menu?

Communication is the single most effective way to deepen intimacy in any relationship, whether it’s with your mate, family, friends, ...
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Book report: Real Marriage – Chapter 2 'Friends with Benefits' (Episode 20)

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3 Steps to better communication – an interview with Gary Smalley (Episode 15)

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The first rule in healthy conflict resolution (Episode 3)

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The art of timing

The art of timing

There’s more to effective communication than putting together and then practicing the right message. Picking the right time and place ...
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How to bridge the differences

How to bridge the differences

As mentioned earlier, an emotional word picture is a communication tool that uses a story or object to activate simultaneously ...
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I told you so

I told you so

Words have awesome power to build us up or tear us down emotionally. Many people can clearly remember words of ...
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Communicating from the Word - Go

Communicating from the Word – Go

Gary: A lot has been written and said about how to communicate in marriage. I should know—I’ve done my share ...
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Rules for couple's conflict

Rules for couple's conflict

1. Clearly define the problem. Clarify what the actual conflict is first. Then, see if there is any other reason ...
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The question is: How can I honor God and my husband?

The question is: How can I honor God and my husband?

Question: I believe we should tithe, but my husband doesn’t. My husband is a Christian, but he believes tithing isn’t ...
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A surprising way to a stronger marriage - Eliminate unhappiness

A surprising way to a stronger marriage – Eliminate unhappiness

We like starting off chapters with a powerful illustration that brings home the point of the chapter in a way ...
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A Surprising Way to a Stronger Marriage - Introduction

A Surprising Way to a Stronger Marriage – Introduction

Chapter 01 Introduction Their faces were filled with anguish as they approached us after one of our sessions at a ...
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the DNA of Relationships: The joy can be yours - Part 3

the DNA of Relationships: The joy can be yours – Part 3

We all want warm, fulfilling relationships—in our marriages, in our families, in our friendships, and in the workplace. I long ...
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Remarriage: Focus on Creating a Safe Marriage Environment

Remarriage: Focus on Creating a Safe Marriage Environment

Intimacy occurs effortlessly and naturally when two hearts are open to one another. In its most basic sense, intimacy is ...
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The heart of remarriage

The heart of remarriage

When Matt and Mandy decided to get married, they vowed to do it right. They would love each other till ...
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What is a webinar you ask?

What is a webinar you ask?

We are so excited about our first webinar coming June 30th, 2010! I will be doing a two-hour event on ...
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About a Girl: a guide on how a man can love his wife!

About a Girl: a guide on how a man can love his wife!

I want to encourage everyone reading this that the series is not going to be a male bashing experience ...
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Choices That Impact Your Marriage

Choices That Impact Your Marriage

God has given you the ability to choose. Next to the gift of His Son Jesus, this is the most ...
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The Secrets to a Secure Marriage

The Secrets to a Secure Marriage

Studies have shown various stages of love such as—the delight of infatuation, the challenge of post-rapture, the excitement of discovery, ...
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The psychology of Santa and what your kids really want this Christmas

The psychology of Santa and what your kids really want this Christmas

Dr. Carole Slotterback analyzed 1,200 letters from children to Santa ...
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Conflict resolution advice from a Duck

Conflict resolution advice from a Duck

What can a duck teach us about conflict resolution? Watch and find out ...
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Communication - it's complicated!

Communication – it's complicated!

Effective communication is a complex business. If you go into it expecting things to flow easily and without a lot ...
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A Communication Tool

A Communication Tool

You’ve probably already practiced LUV Talk whether you realized it or not. Every time you pass through a drive-through window ...
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Eliminating Defensiveness Eliminates Unhappiness

Eliminating Defensiveness Eliminates Unhappiness

We like starting off chapters with a powerful illustration that brings home the point of the chapter in a way ...
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People who multitask may be bad at it

People who multitask may be bad at it

The people who multitask the most are the ones who are worst at it. That’s the surprising conclusion of researchers ...
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Marriage: The Need to Feel a Mutual Commitment and Security

Marriage: The Need to Feel a Mutual Commitment and Security

Relationship expert Dr. Scott Stanley’s definition of commitment is twofold. First, he says, commitment involves constraints. Constraints are those forces ...
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The Top 10 mistakes couples make during conflict

The Top 10 mistakes couples make during conflict

What causes divorce? Seems like a complicated question, but in reality, it is quite simple.  Researchers like Drs. Scott Stanley, ...
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Conflict Resolution Part 5: How to win every argument with your spouse

This is my last installment of a five part series on resolving conflict with your spouse (or anyone for that ...
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Conflict Resolution Part 4: Four easy steps to be heard and understood in marriage

Conflict Resolution Part 4: Four easy steps to be heard and understood in marriage

Do you ever imagine how your spouse might react to a situation, and then get upset even though your spouse ...
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Conflict Resolution Part #3: 5 ways to becoming a great listener

Conflict Resolution Part #3: 5 ways to becoming a great listener

You’ve learned in parts 1 and 2 of my conflict resolution series why it is important to have a structure ...
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Conflict Resolution Part 2: Why don't you just back off each other!

Conflict Resolution Part 2: Why don't you just back off each other!

In Part 1 of this 5 part series on conflict resolution you learned how Chic-fil-a can help you resolve your ...
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chic-fil-a

Conflict Resolution Part 1: Why Chic-fil-a will help solve all your relationship conflict

What do Chic-fil-a and conflict resolution have in common? Everything! The method I’m going to teach you in this five-part ...
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Conflict Resolution

A five part series featuring conflict resolution for couples

You want to know how to resolve conflict with your mate, so I am going to teach you in a ...
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divorce

How to have a successful second marriage

No one likes divorce, especially a guy who works very hard at helping couples to avoid it. But there are ...
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love

The 5 acts of love that will totally rock your marriage

There are five acts of love that will totally rock your marriage!  They might sound kind of cliche at first, ...
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'Satisfied Dissatisfaction' is Key to Marital Growth

'Satisfied Dissatisfaction' is Key to Marital Growth

What is the most important thing in a marriage relationship? Communication? The ability to resolve conflict? Actually, neither. ‘Satisfied Dissatisfaction’ ...
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Feeling defensive? The secret to nonverbal communication

Feeling defensive? The secret to nonverbal communication

“Does crossing your arms indicate that you’re feeling defensive? Are shifty eyes the mark of a liar? There has been ...
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Five ways to resolve conflict in your marriage

Five ways to resolve conflict in your marriage

Psychcentral.com has a great article on how to resolve conflict in a marriage.  I have included the first 3 out ...
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The 28 rules for resolving conflict with your children (and the scripture to help you further understand)

The 28 rules for resolving conflict with your children (and the scripture to help you further understand)

When you get into conflict with your children, it doesn’t have to be the end of the world, or even ...
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Understanding why you fight

Understanding why you fight

Understanding why you fight is half the battle; actually, it is the battle when it comes to conflict resolution. The ...
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When little girls fight

When little girls fight

I was a hero tonight. Well, at least I was a hero in my own way. In fact, now that ...
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My wife and I need help getting on the same page (part 4)

My wife and I need help getting on the same page (part 4)

With each step in this marriage it feels like we are going in opposite directions ...
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My wife and I need help getting on the same page (part 3)

My wife and I need help getting on the same page (part 3)

We live in constant frustration towards each other. Please help ...
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My wife and I need help getting on the same page (part 2)

My wife and I need help getting on the same page (part 2)

My wife and I need help getting on the same page. With each step in this marriage it feels like ...
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My wife and I need help getting on the same page (part 1)

My wife and I need help getting on the same page (part 1)

Q: My wife and I need help getting on the same page. With each step in this marriage it feels ...
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Engaged Couples Rarely Discuss Sex, Finances Or Other Issues Before Wedding

Engaged Couples Rarely Discuss Sex, Finances Or Other Issues Before Wedding

Check out the full article here: In the euphoria of engagement and hubbub of wedding planning, brides and grooms avoid ...
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A marriage revelation

A marriage revelation

I recently spoke to a woman whose marriage is going through some difficulties. She told me of some of their ...
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One of the most important things you can do as a family

One of the most important things you can do as a family

I meet with couples and families in crisis every week. Do you know what one of the most common similarities ...
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What's the point of divorce - you have to learn how to get along anyway

What's the point of divorce – you have to learn how to get along anyway

Psychology Today posted the following thought on children of divorce: Divorce can strengthen kids’ ability to sustain successful relationships, but ...
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The best thing you can do for your marriage

The best thing you can do for your marriage

Research is clear, one of the best things you can do for your marriage is (long dramatic pause) have fun ...
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Great news for marriages in Texas

Great news for marriages in Texas

Diane Sollee from Smart Marriages had this to say recently about the work done in Texas for marriages: This is ...
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The Smalley Marriage Constitution

The Smalley Marriage Constitution

Both Norma and I, wishing to form a more loving union, hereby document our best attempt at forming the most ...
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A question about intimacy: How far is too far?

A question about intimacy: How far is too far?

A few months ago, I wrote an entry titled “What is intimacy?” A reader commented and asked me the following ...
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LUV Talk cards back on site

LUV Talk cards back on site

I’ve finally gotten the LUV Talk cards back on my site. These cards are wonderful helpers if you’ve learned our ...
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20 percent of couples suffer in a sexless marriage

20 percent of couples suffer in a sexless marriage

I came across this statistic at the Dr. Keith Ablow blog and have not been able to verify it yet, ...
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Resolving conflict in ways you'd never guess

Resolving conflict in ways you'd never guess

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 After twenty-five years of being ...
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Speaking your mind

Speaking your mind

I am a naturally confrontational person. That means that I usually confront issues and people sooner rather than later. I ...
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Am I the only wife who has a need for sex?

Am I the only wife who has a need for sex?

The issue: I also am in the category of women who feel they NEED sex and I have a husband ...
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The most effective way to resolve conflict with your spouse

The most effective way to resolve conflict with your spouse

“He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.” Proverbs ...
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What every parent needs to know about the dangers of avoiding conflict.

What every parent needs to know about the dangers of avoiding conflict.

Extensive research indicates that the number one predictor of divorce is habitual avoidance of conflict.  This occurs when one or ...
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Why marriages end in divorce - and what this means to the children

Why marriages end in divorce – and what this means to the children

Why do couples divorce? The typical statement I hear from couples who come to my office is, “I know there’s ...
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The relationship evaluation test results

The relationship evaluation test results

This post is in response to a very simple (yet incredibly powerful) relationship evaluation test that is only eight questions ...
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Do your children love and honor each other?  Healthy conflict resolution skills begin at home!

Do your children love and honor each other? Healthy conflict resolution skills begin at home!

Many people believe that it is normal for siblings to have hateful fights and for homes with teenagers to be ...
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Why do your best intentions to love go completely wrong?

Why do your best intentions to love go completely wrong?

You’re running late, again, and you stop by the store to pick up some flowers and a card.  Your heart ...
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Do your words harm or heal?

Do your words harm or heal?

Proverbs 12:18 says, “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” There are many ...
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Do you find yourself with unreliable, emotionally unavailable, or needy people?

Do you find yourself with unreliable, emotionally unavailable, or needy people?

Codependency. Perhaps you’ve heard of this term, perhaps this term has been used to describe you. But what is codependency? ...
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14 ways to open the door to intimacy with your spouse

14 ways to open the door to intimacy with your spouse

If you’re wondering what it takes to gain intimacy in your marriage, take a look at the list below. It ...
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Discovering the main cause of unhappiness

Discovering the main cause of unhappiness

“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified; that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should ...
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Why Do Good Marriages Go Bad?

Why Do Good Marriages Go Bad?

There once was a man who ate lunch at a restaurant on the Florida Coast. The man had heard of ...
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A free personality test for couples to better understand each other

A free personality test for couples to better understand each other

When Amy and I first started dating we could do no wrong. If I forgot my wallet and she ended ...
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Are you expecting? A danger for engaged couples.

Are you expecting? A danger for engaged couples.

Don’t let the title of this article mislead you. We are not talking about pregnancy! This isn’t an article on ...
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I got dumped at the restaurant, and liked it!

I got dumped at the restaurant, and liked it!

Alright, I’ll admit it, for at least 32 minutes I did not like it at all! Amy and I had ...
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Is the Grass Greener

Is the Grass Greener

“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified; that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should ...
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Dad and Greg's Excellent Communication Adventure

Dad and Greg's Excellent Communication Adventure

One day, while driving in northern California, our family became very tired and irritable. After a family vote we all ...
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Validate Your Teen

Validate Your Teen

At a marriage seminar we lead every month, we asked the adults: “What do you wish your parents had done ...
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Incredible Intimacy

Incredible Intimacy

by Jim Mueller 01/01/02 When you think of intimacy, what comes to mind? A romantic date? Warm conversation? Candlelight dinner? ...
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