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Marriage advice from a divorcee

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

I realise that one might not think to get marriage advice from someone who just got divorced. However, upon reading this article, you might just change your mind. Gerald Rogers, upon the finalisation of his divorce, had 20 points worth of wisdom to dole out – in my mind, all things that help to keep the love young.

I’ve picked out my favourites and paraphrased them below: Read more…

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DR J at Biola University

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

Tip #95 from 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

Be gracious when your spouse apologizes to you. “Thank you for your apology. I really appreciate you saying that to me.”

Doesn’t that come off even nicer than “Apology accepted”? And especially more than “See, I told you I was right!” Get in the habit of accepting others’ defeat graciously, as well as your own!

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This week! ITAF regional…..

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

The unspeakable link between family stability and prosperity

April 8th, 2014 Comments off
The first step to solving a problem is recognising that one exists.

Sara (not her real name) wouldn’t wish single motherhood on anyone. When she and her partner split, it was hard. She remembers the days of shifting emotions and shifting locations. And of course it was hard financially – which, she adds, it still very much is. Read more…

No, Costanza Miriano is not crazy

April 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Submissive wives, sacrificing husbands, is a model that really works.

Last week I had to call the exterminator as we have mice in the house. Seeing the big dinner I was preparing (to celebrate a special feastday) he asked me if I was Filipino. According to him, Filipinos, Hispanics and Ethiopians make the best wives since they know their place and how to treat their husbands right. He then went on to denounce his own culture (African American), where the women have become too Europeanized, engaging in a power-struggle with men, and where marriages and families almost always end up broken or dysfunctional. Read more…

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Marriage is good for your lungs

March 24th, 2014 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

The News Story – A perfect day to kick butts

Wednesday of this week was “National Kick Butts Day,” an awareness campaign devoted to encouraging young people especially either to stop smoking or avoid starting altogether. Read more…

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Tip #19 from 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

March 18th, 2014 Comments off

Picture yourself living to a ripe old age. For men, divorce is about as dangerous as picking up a pack-a-day cigarette habit. Being unmarried shortens a woman’s life span by more years than having cancer or living in poverty. Read more…

ITAF – regional Conference in Dallas

March 14th, 2014 Comments off

The marriage gap: where poor Canadians are missing out

March 13th, 2014 Comments off
Anyone concerned about the increasing wealth gap should study marriage figures.

In many of the world’s richer countries policy watchers are concerned about the growing gap between rich and poor. The causes are often traced to taxation and welfare policies. But there is an important cause that is rarely discussed – the marriage gap that has opened up between those at the top of the socio-economic scale and those lower down. Read more…

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