April 1, 2017

Forgiveness

When you mess up big time

When you mess up big time

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Healing in the midst of being wounded daily

Healing in the midst of being wounded daily

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Redemption isn't a myth part three

Redemption isn’t a myth part three

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Can abusive relationships be reconciled

Can abusive relationships be reconciled

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Forgiveness restores fortune

Forgiveness restores fortune

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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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How to survive an emotional affair

How to survive an emotional affair

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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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Who is the most likely to cheat?

Who is the most likely to cheat?

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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 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 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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Part 2 of the 9 ways you know your relationship just isn't working

Part 2 of the 9 ways you know 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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Loren Kerns

My spouse is violent, what can I do? Part 2

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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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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 super simple way you can pull yourself out of that pit of despair

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The secret to happiness…treasure hunting trials

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When bitterness creeps in you’ve got a faith crisis

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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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On Donald Sterling…you haven't heard this perspective yet!

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7 ways to love so powerfully even the 4th generation of your family will feel it

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Can Nelson Mandela help your relationship?

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Forgiveness – Intensive Advice for Couples (Episode 1)

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Love is the key to weight loss – Food and Love Part 1 (Episode 46)

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The secret to protecting your marriage from an affair

The secret to protecting your marriage from an affair

“Why are you asking for a divorce?” the judge inquired. “Because all my husband wants is to make love,” the ...
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How to open a closed heart

How to open a closed heart

There are five keys or attitudes that open a closed heart: Become gentle; demonstrate tenderheartedness. Understand what the other person ...
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What can you do if someone refuses to change? (Episode 37)

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Discovering the hope of resolution

Discovering the hope of resolution

When you boil down a lot of destructive arguments, what you often find is a simple lack of facts. The ...
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What did Jesus say about forgiveness? A Smalley Short

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Co-hosted with Gary Smalley – The best thing he ever did in over 47-years of marriage for my mother (Episode 26)

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Today's Shows

Today's Shows

Co-host with Gary Smalley: What’s the worst thing you’ve done in your 47-years of marriage? Today my father, Gary, and ...
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A Smalley Short: Parenting 101 on bitterness

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Book Report on Real Marriage – What forgiveness is not (Episode 23)

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Book report on Real Marriage – How to be a man (Episode 21)

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Those days are gonna come

Those days are gonna come

Gary: Conflict is inevitable in any close relationship, including marriage. When you put to- gether two people, male and female, ...
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A surprising way to a stronger marriage - It's not my fault

A surprising way to a stronger marriage – It's not my fault

Don’t you think that marrying the son of a famous Christian marriage expert would be a good thing? I (Amy) ...
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A surprising way to a stronger marriage - the truth can be difficult

A surprising way to a stronger marriage – the truth can be difficult

You do not want to hear what we are about to say. Before we say it, please understand our pleasure ...
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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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Five Keys Steps to Forgiveness

Five Keys Steps to Forgiveness

Gary gives you five keys to moving toward forgiveness! ...
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If you could change one thing about your spouse, what would it be?

If you could change one thing about your spouse, what would it be?

This post is about helping you let go of complaints about your spouse ...
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The greatest advice no one wants to hear

The greatest advice no one wants to hear

You feel stuck. Your marriage is no where near what you dreamed it would be. Your satisfaction has dropped to ...
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Tiger can thank his sister-in-law for his marriage and so can you!

Tiger can thank his sister-in-law for his marriage and so can you!

I was browsing my marriage articles I read each week and found this post by Perez Hilton (who I certainly ...
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How can you handle difficult people?

How can you handle difficult people?

There are times in every person's life when people feel difficult. They hurt your feelings, let you down, frustrate you, ...
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Does Tiger Woods deserve another chance?

Does Tiger Woods deserve another chance?

Does Tiger deserve another chance? What say you ...
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Common Myths About Love

Common Myths About Love

Most of us come into adulthood with a distorted vision of a healthy love relationship ...
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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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A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath… Really?

A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath… Really?

I reconnected with an old friend today. This verse in Proverbs 15:1, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh ...
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Hope for women suffering in a hurtful marriage

Hope for women suffering in a hurtful marriage

If you feel stuck and in a miserable marriage because some sort of tragedy has happened ...
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Who would have ever thought...not Tiger...not him...

Who would have ever thought…not Tiger…not him…

My heart aches as I begin to write. I'm so weary of hearing about all the women and the deception ...
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Q&A: My wife has fallen out of love with me - now what?

Q&A: My wife has fallen out of love with me – now what?

You will not want to miss this video podcast! The question I received is one that hits to the core ...
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The Command to Forgive

The Command to Forgive

I admit the Bible can sometimes be difficult to interpret and understand. However, when it comes to the command to ...
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"It's not my fault" and other lies we convince ourselves of.

"It's not my fault" and other lies we convince ourselves of.

Don't you think that marrying the son of a world famous Christian marriage expert would be a good thing? ...
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The command to forgive

The command to forgive

I admit the Bible can sometimes be difficult to interpret and understand. However, when it comes to the command to ...
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Buried alive by anger

Buried alive by anger

Let me tell you how anger worked its damage in the life of a friend, Larry, who for nine years, ...
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How Nelson Mandela can save your marriage

How Nelson Mandela can save your marriage

In 1990 one of the world's most famous prisoners was released from Robben Island Prison, Nelson Mandela ...
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The Muslim-Christian Conflict

Solving the Muslim and Christian conflict – and how that can save your marriage

I imagine there are people reading this entry who feel a lot like the middle east in their marriage. Thousands ...
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Parenting Tip: Tell your kids this thing and they will idolize you forever

Parenting Tip: Tell your kids this thing and they will idolize you forever

Me: “Son, I want to apologize for saying, ‘that was dense’. It was wrong of me to say and very ...
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Faith-inspired sessions could save marriages | detnews.com | The Detroit News

Faith-inspired sessions could save marriages | detnews.com | The Detroit News

Marriage education works to save couples from divorce: Ten years ago, Rita was so disgusted with Tony that she filed ...
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Does love mean never quitting?

Does love mean never quitting?

When we wrote the book, Don’t Date Naked, we wrote it because we had to.  We were so passionate about ...
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reconciliation

Reconciliation and Forgiveness: Do you know the difference?

I asked my wife, Amy, just seconds ago about what she would blog about in the next 20 minutes while ...
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Counter Culture Chirst - What Jesus said about love

Counter Culture Chirst – What Jesus said about love

I’m preaching a sermon tomorrow for Chippewa Valley Bible Church here in Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin.  I wanted to share with ...
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Learning to Forgive - Part 2

Learning to Forgive – Part 2

by Michael Smalley, M.A. We live in a fallen world. We are going to make mistakes that not only affect ...
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Learning to Forgive - Part 1

Learning to Forgive – Part 1

by Michael Smalley, M.A. 01/27/03 Love … What a powerful experience to know you are with the one person you ...
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Red Letters: the greatest words ever spoken about forgiveness (week 5)

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Can the church save marriages?

Can the church save marriages?

Check out this recent article from the San Antonio Express news…you might recognize one of the experts quoted: Ask Wallace ...
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Live long and prosper - a family devotional

Live long and prosper – a family devotional

Children, do what your parents tell you. This is only right. “Honor your father and mother” is the first commandment ...
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The opposite of smack down

The opposite of smack down

“Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians ...
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Should we lie to our children?

Should we lie to our children?

I found this question at FunAdvice and it made me want to respond: ‘Do as I say, not as I ...
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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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The Two Most Difficult Words

The Two Most Difficult Words

You may or may not have guessed what they are, but in case you haven’t, the two most difficult words ...
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How can I get my boyfriend to forgive my past?

How can I get my boyfriend to forgive my past?

The question: I’ve met the perfect guy in my life. But whenever we talk about my past mistakes, which I’ve ...
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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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New Forgiveness Research

New Forgiveness Research

by Peter J. Larson, Ph.D. Recently, we surveyed 200 married adults in regards to forgiveness. We were wondering how one’s ...
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The Ultimate Gift Guide

The Ultimate Gift Guide

As the father of 3-year and 18-month old daughters (with another due in April 2007), I don’t have much time ...
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You need to simplify to magnify your love for each other

You need to simplify to magnify your love for each other

A couple who attended one of our live events has recently posted this question: My husband and I were doing ...
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An important discussion on love: a reader engages in good debate

An important discussion on love: a reader engages in good debate

One of crashintolove.com’s readers has posted a thoughtful response to my latest post on love and I wanted to take ...
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I'll forgive you if you forgive me

I'll forgive you if you forgive me

Forgiveness is already a complicated issue, but it seems that one pastor wants to complicate it even more for his ...
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My personal testimony of how I came to Christ and ministry

My personal testimony of how I came to Christ and ministry

Personal Testimony I was first exposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the teachings of a Godly mother. Urged ...
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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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The Domino effect:  Your actions effect others

The Domino effect: Your actions effect others

The Christian world has been recently rocked with news of the Rev. Haggard’s admitted sexual immorality and other indiscretions. There ...
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Forgiveness:  Moving past the past

Forgiveness: Moving past the past

Let’s face it; we’ve all done something stupid at some point in our lives. It may be something that embarrassed ...
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Is there an open door with sharing Christ with Muslims?

Is there an open door with sharing Christ with Muslims?

We are living in another desperate time in history. Every century, someone or some group on earth takes up the ...
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The power of forgiveness - part one

The power of forgiveness – part one

Love. . . What a powerful experience to know you are with the one person you believe to be the ...
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Four Incredible Words - Will You Forgive Me?

Four Incredible Words – Will You Forgive Me?

What a powerful experience to know you are with the one person you believe to be the only person right ...
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How do you forgive someone who won't change

How do you forgive someone who won't change

Here’s a question I received this morning: How do you forgive someone who continues to lie and do what they ...
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Drinking by young adults - why this happens

Drinking by young adults – why this happens

I was reading my usual USA Today paper this morning and on the front page in its “USA TODAY Snapshots” ...
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What to do if you hate your dad

What to do if you hate your dad

After posting my thoughts last night, I woke up this morning concerned about women, or men, who might hate their ...
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The foundation for successful parenting

The foundation for successful parenting

The most important gift we can give our children is the gift of unconditional love. At the core of every ...
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Sexual fantasies revealed in 3 steps!

Sexual fantasies revealed in 3 steps!

By Michael Smalley Now that I have your attention let us get down to business. Too many couples suffer from ...
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