Dating Your Spouse

A family singing Christmas carols

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A Time for Singing

Greg Smalley

Ecclesiastes says that there is a time and a season for everything.  December is the season for singing.

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Back to the Future

Greg Smalley

If cherishing is to be pushed to an even higher level in a couple's present experience of marriage, it will happen because they find ways not only to keep in touch with the past, but to project the past into the future.

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A couple thinking of problem solving

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Creative Problem-Solving

Greg Smalley

When was the last time you and your spouse truly viewed yourselves as a team?

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A couple hugging in the kitchen

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Foreplay Redefined

Greg Smalley

Every couple knows that sexual intimacy, celebrated regularly and passionately, is vital to any healthy marriage. What many don't understand is that sex is more than just sex.

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A couple helping each other in the kitchen

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Sub-Creators and Co-Creators

Greg Smalley

God, the grand Creator par excellence, is inviting the creatures who bear His image to join Him in the ongoing work of creation.  And He’s asking them to do this together.

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Treasure Hunt

Greg Smalley

Whether you realize it or not, you are living every day of your life in the presence of a precious hidden treasure.

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Vive la Difference!

Greg Smalley

“When two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.”

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Secrets and Mysteries

Greg Smalley

Is it possible to keep a healthy sense of mystery alive in a familiar, long-term relationship?

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A Deeper Level of Intimacy

Greg Smalley

“[Spiritual friendship] is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love, and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.”

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For Life

Greg Smalley

NFL coach Mike Shanahan has said, "Individual commitment to a group effort—that's what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

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Remembering the Past

Greg Smalley

Sometimes, the sweetest, most tender memories are those that happened during moments that were unplanned and that may seem unremarkable to the casual observer.

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Unwrapping the Present

Greg Smalley

Studies show that the average couple spends only four minutes per day engaged in meaningful conversation. Four minutes! Can couples really expect to foster intimacy with so little time devoted to positive communication?

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couple dancing in grass field

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Back to the Future

Greg Smalley

Now you’re married and juggling a career, childrearing, and a thousand other challenges. Who has time to dream big when you’re stuck in survival mode?

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Healthy Individuals

Greg Smalley

Marriage encompasses the spiritual and physical act of two lives becoming one. But can that union truly thrive if one or both of the individuals involved is feeling unfulfilled?

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Community Minded

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Community-Minded

Greg Smalley

This date’s focus on community affords you the perfect opportunity to phone up another couple — or couples — and enjoy a group date.

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Blowing with the Winds of Change

Greg Smalley

As the weather cools and the seasons change, we couldn't pass up talking about a critical component of your thriving marriage -- mutually satisfying physical intimacy.

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Love in Action

Greg Smalley

A working definition of nourishing is demonstrating your love. It involves a conscious resolution to identify your spouse’s strengths and find creative ways to stimulate them.

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Let the Good Times Roll

Greg Smalley

Thriving couples cultivate common hobbies and undertake shared adventures through regular Date Nights!

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I Cherish You

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I Cherish You

Greg Smalley

Thriving couples need to be intentional about treasuring, honoring and cherishing one another. Do these things characterize your relationship with your spouse?

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To-ma-to, To-mah-to

Greg Smalley

Healthy conflict can actually be a pathway to deeper intimacy in your marriage.

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More than Words

Greg Smalley

Relationships change over time. In the context of marriage, this means that there will always be something new for you to learn about your spouse

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One in the Spirit

Greg Smalley

Cultivating romance and fostering spiritual growth with your beloved takes discipline and intentionality

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