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Love Languages: How to Improve Communication in Relationships

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love languagesIn his book, The Five Love Languages, author Gary Chapman theorizes that people tend to naturally give love in the way that they prefer to receive love, and better communication between couples can be accomplished when one can demonstrate caring to the other person in the love language the recipient understands.… Read the rest →

How to Put a Positive Spin on Your Marriage

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Successful marriage

According to Newton, an object at rest will stay at rest unless acted on by an external force. How does this apply to a marriage? Once a spouse is firmly entrenched in a negative state of mind, it is quite difficult for them to move from it.… Read the rest →

How to Handle Conflict with Your Spouse

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Every marriage, from healthy to unhealthy ones, experience fights and arguments. Here are some easy ways you can resolve fights faster and come out stronger on the other side.… Read the rest →

Less is More: Why You Should Lower Your Expectations on Valentine’s Day

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By: Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor452631_97838694

It’s that time of year again. Flowers are flying off the shelves, chocolates are selling by the dozen, and reservations are being made weeks in advance: Valentine’s Day is almost here. But before you start fussing about the perfect outfit for the perfect day, take a step back to make sure your expectations are in check.… Read the rest →

Grant Stenzel Leading Couple’s Bootcamp Beginning October 1 at Compass Church

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Struggling in your marriage and looking for guidance?

This six-part Marriage Bootcamp led by Grant Stenzel could be just what you and your spouse need. Each month, starting October 1st, Grant will explore situations and topics that many couples face and provide tools to become stronger as individuals and and as a couple.… Read the rest →

Have the Conversation

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joe dubowski_rev1By Joe Dubowski, MS Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ever find yourself rehearsing a conversation with someone in your head? Has that conversation ever been with your husband, wife or romantic partner?

Have you ever, at a later time, actually had that conversation with them?… Read the rest →