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Why And How To Date Your Spouse: 6 Tips For Successful Date Nights by Dr. Jamie Williamson

Most couples know they are supposed to have a regular “Date Night”. Unfortunately, along the way they let familiar routines and their life partner/parenting roles overshadowed their on-going need for novel activities and their role as romantic partners. They just can’t seem to have a night out that doesn’t involve talking about the kids, household tasks, scheduling logistics, and, worse yet, complaints about one another. Still, most women and men alike, long to recapture the pre-marriage, mid-courtship “date-night feeling” when their conversation was both comfortable and captivating, their mutual attraction was electric and palatable, and the night was filled [...]

How to Practice Gratitude When You’re Feeling Discouraged by Sharon Martin

We need gratitude more than ever When we’re feeling discouraged, alone, anxious, or angry, it’s hard to be grateful. We know we’re supposed to feel grateful. It’s Thanksgiving-time after all. But you may be having a hard time tapping into gratitude right now.  Our country is in turmoil, leaving us with a heaviness that’s hard to shake. Or maybe you’re overwhelmed with personal problems. Or perhaps you’re struggling with the extra work, financial hardship, or family turmoil that the holidays can bring. Gratitude doesn’t always come easy Sometimes we have to work at feeling grateful. But it’s a worthwhile [...]