A really short interview with Andrew Parfitt

One great thing about life is that many people have “already done it” and have experience we can learn from. In this series I’ve asked people about key lessons they’ve learned being married. I hope it helps you have an even better marriage. A really short interview with Andrew Parfitt…

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Get out of your private prison – Forgive

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When someone says, “I’m sorry” how do you respond? Often, feeling uncomfortable, we may brush it aside with a swift, “It’s OK” and move on to easier conversation. But was it really “OK”? Was their contrition worthless? Were you not really hurt or upset? Did they not require your pardon?…

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So you’ve had a bust-up… what now?

A New Year’s resolution so quickly broken. In spite of your best endeavours, it happened again. You said there would be no arguments this year; you were doing well, until… It can be tempting to feel sorry for yourself, as though you’re the one that’s hard done by. But wait!…

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Happy Christmas!

It hardly seems possible that we are already standing at the dawn of a new year. The Goodchild household has seen lots of changes over the past year and I am sure that, like us, your 2014 has been a mixture of joys and heartaches, of triumphs and failures. This…

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Christmas – Love, Joy, Peace and STRESS!

I love Christmas, a time of celebration, joy and hope. It reminds us there is a narrative greater than the world’s ills; God has come to earth to initiate a rescue, to bring hope to those who are hopeless, to restore relationships, to reunite His family… so why the STRESS?!…

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Why you should laugh with your spouse

There is nothing like a good laugh! To see someone creased up, holding their sides, tears running down their cheeks as they gasp for air, overcome with hilarity; it is contagious. The smile that creeps across your face grows to a grin and then, there’s no going back. You laugh!…

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Reactions to 7 Simple Ways

I recently released 7 Simple Ways To Improve Your Marriage Every Day, a short eBook with a pretty long title, with the aim of helping people to improve their relationship with their spouse. (Find out how to get a free copy here.) The feedback has blown me away so I…

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5 reasons to celebrate with your spouse

There’s nothing like a party to lift spirits and bring people together, especially a party for two. Have a special occasion together to celebrate something. And no, I don’t mean your birthday or wedding anniversary – that’s only three times in a year. Get creative, think of excuses to celebrate.…

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