Whine and Dine

Sharing a meal together with your family is not only a great way to bond with the ones you love, but it is also a way to get to know them better. We have made it a priority in our family to eat all together as much as possible. You get to see the good, […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these creative ideas

Valentine’s Day is around the corner which probably means you’re planning an evening out with your spouse. While there is nothing wrong with dinner and a movie, it can be fun to do something “out of the ordinary” every once in a while. We hope these three ideas will help give you and your partner […]

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Low Fat, Fat-Free, or Free Fat?

Low sodium, low sugar, sugar-free, fat-free, low fat, lite, caffeine-free, blended, fruit on the bottom, with raisins, without raisins, with nuts, without nuts…….ahhhhh, I’m going nuts! Heck, just let me go out, hunt down a fat pig, shoot it, and take it home for cooking and eating! I don’t even care if it’s a low […]

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Better Your Marriage In 2020

It can be difficult to keep a marriage thriving, especially the longer a couple has been together. However, I like to think a new year can bring fresh perspectives and opportunities for couples. If you believe the same and are looking to improve your marriage this year, here are a few suggestions. First, make time […]

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5 Holiday Gifts For Your Spouse

Shopping for your spouse during the holidays can be a challenge. The dilemma is often picking a meaningful gift for your partner within a reasonable budget. Well, look no further! Below we’ve created a list of five thoughtful gifts that won’t break the bank. 1. A book to improve your marriage. It’s best to get […]

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Bring joy to your marriage and family this holiday season

As much as we like to think the holidays are a time of peace and relaxation, they are stressful more often than not. The hustle and bustle can especially create tension in our marriages and families. If this has been the case for your family year after year, it’s time to break the cycle of […]

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Intention vs. Method

The problem In many of my sessions as a marriage therapist, I have seen a particular pattern with countless clients when it comes to the breakdown of their marital relationship. Often, couples report that they are at odds with each other and frustrated with their communication or lack thereof. Many of them often don’t remember […]

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3 daily things to stay connected in your marriage

While marriage can be full of exciting experiences, the day to day time spent with your partner can often feel dull. If you’re wanting to bring back a little spark in your relationship but don’t have a lot of time or money to spend, try these three things every day. 1. Text or call your […]

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10 Reasons to Attend Growing Together

Marriage Works! Ohio offers a six-week class for both engaged and married couples called Growing Together. We’ve had much success with this class in the past, and we’re happy to be offering it again starting Sept. 26, 2019. If you’re hesitant to attend, here are 10 reasons why you should sign up! 1. You can […]

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The Value of Thank You

“Thank you for making dinner,” my husband says as I set his dinner plate down on the table. “Right on cue,” I think to myself smiling. If there is one goal my husband strives for in marriage, it’s appreciation. He thanks me for the small tasks which seem insignificant as well as the large ones […]

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