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Why Your Marriage Matters

Have you ever stopped to think about the importance of your marriage? Marriage is hard; is it worth it? In this post, Guy looks at why your marriage matters and gives you some thoughts you would be wise to ponder... When I got married at 22 years old, I had the wrong idea about marriage. I don’t think it was an unusual idea. Deep down, I thought that marriage would make ...

By |2021-10-13T17:55:05+10:00October 13th, 2021|FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Is Marriage Outdated? Five Myths That May Surprise You

Marriage gets a pretty bad rap these days. Celebrity bust-ups, high profile infidelity and a cohabitation takeover seem destined to put marriage into retirement. If it’s not already dead, it’s fast heading for extinction. Or so you might think. The truth is, despite these grim media representations, marriage is still rather popular. Weddings are at an all-time high and divorce has been in a steady decline (albeit slow) from its high of ...

By |2021-10-12T15:30:42+10:00October 12th, 2021|LOVE & MARRIAGE, SEXUAL INTEGRITY|0 Comments
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A Widow’s Not-So-Simple Marriage Advice to Newly Weds: Cherish!

The best marriage advice I have ever received came from an 80-year-old, Scottish widow. Sitting beside her a few weeks before my wedding she told me, “The only marriage advice I’ll give you is this: cherish.” The word didn’t come with any commentary, and I would spend the next 23 years unpacking its meaning and value. My wife and I married young. We even recited vows that included the words, “to ...

By |2021-10-09T05:35:23+10:00October 9th, 2021|FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Marriage Lessons from a Dog Trainer

A few months ago, our young Australian Shepherd went to doggie boot camp. Over five weeks she was trained by professional dog-handlers to walk calmly, socialise nicely and keep her focus under the pressure of distractions.   Video footage taken by the trainers proved she was capable. What really remained was the question: can her owners be similarly trained?  When the time came to do the pickup, the trainer talked about ‘trigger stacking’. This is the idea that stresses on the ...

By |2021-10-01T22:30:06+10:00October 2nd, 2021|LOVE & MARRIAGE, TRAINING|0 Comments
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