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10 Things to Celebrate About Being Married
As the year ends, it is a good time to make time to reflect on and acknowledge the high and low points of the year in your marriage. Also focus on what you can celebrate about being married.

If Marriage is a Journey, Who Has the Map?
There is not just one map. We all have maps. As we journey together as a couple in our marriage, many of us will make a wrong turn, or get lost, or find ourselves on an unplanned detour not on our map.

Invitational Spouse
Keep your conversations with your spouse more invitational than demanding to help avoid the negativity trap in marriage.

Become a More Invitational Spouse
You don't have to send a printed invitation every time you want to talk to your spouse about something. That's not what we mean by being more invitational in your communication approach in your marriage.

Values and Ideals
Recognizing the difference between your values and your ideals can help the two of you make mutual decisions. what are your values and ideals?

Be True to Yourselves in Your Values and Ideals
It is important in your marriage that both of you are true to yourselves as individuals and true to yourselves as a couple. Before you can do that you need to know what the two of you value.

Stand Up for YOUR Marriage -- Do Yourself a Favor and Speak Positive
Do you ever find yourself talking negatively about your marriage or your spouse because others are discussing how horrid their marriages are? Marriage gets a bad reputation because people don't stand up for marriage. Do yourself a favor. Take a stand. Make a difference.

How do You Show Your Appreciation
It is important to show your appreciation for who your spouse is and not just for what your spouse does.

How to Show Your Appreciation
Everyone likes to feel appreciated. Let your spouse know of your appreciation.

Marriage Lessons From Sports
Married couples can learn and apply enduring life lessons such as responsibility, respect, and fairness for their marriage from sports. Here are lessons the two of you can learn from popular sports.

What is Mutuality in Marriage?
If you are in a marriage where mutuality is a value, you both seek what is best for one another. Mutuality is the way you positively relate to one another.

So You Want to Be a Great Spouse
Now that you are married, unless you are very cold hearted, you want to be a great spouse. How can you be a great spouse and not just a good spouse? Here are suggestions for this important role in your marriage.

Natural and Logical Consequences in Marriage
Have you ever thrown a pebble in a puddle? Rings will flow out from the point of impact ... and then they return back to where the pebble landed. Our actions and decisions in marriage are like that. They all have consequences. Some of the consequences are natural. Some of the consequences are logical.

Successful Marriage Poll
Although all of these areas are important for having a successful marriage, which do you think should rank #1?

Marriage 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Marriage
Just starting out on your marriage journey? Here's some of what you need to know to have a successful marriage.

Marriage Qualities Survey Results
Here are the results from the survey showing what our readers consider to be the top ten essential qualities for a long lasting marriage.

Being a Supportive Spouse
Being a supportive spouse can be both a rewarding and a difficult role. Although the dictionary definition is quite clear, living out being supportive in your marriage isn't always so well defined. Here are ways you can be more supportive in your marriage.

The Peanut Butter Concept in Marriage
Just like peanut butter holds two pieces of bread together, there are people, things, organizations, feelings, activities, etc., which can hold a marriage together. Here's a look at the peanut butter concept, examples, the negative impact, and how to avoid using it in your marriage.

Lessons Married Couples Can Learn From Harry Potter
Although J.K. Rowling has her critics, there are many folks who have read her Harry Potter books and judge her to be not only a good story teller, but also a philosopher and moral teacher as she writes about happiness, fear, and one's journey through life. Here are some lessons the two of you, as a married couple, can learn from Harry Potter and his friends.

Qualities of a Successful Marriage
Love and commitment are on the list, of course. But there are many more necessary qualities couples need to have a healthy and happy marriage.

Set Goals Together
Looking for an essential tool for a successful marriage? Set goals together.

Blame Game
The blame game definition.

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