15 Ways to communicate effectively with your spouse

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  Several years ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing author Jewell Powell. She had just penned the book Marriage 101. After speaking with several couples last month, we learned that many are struggling with effective communication in their marriage. So I pulled this book back out because Powell shares some great tips on the…

How cornbread connects us

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The month of August was very rough for my family. On August 2, we buried my mother-in-law. On August 4, my dad entered the hospital for surgery and stayed 21 days and had 2 surgeries while in there. We didn’t know if we were coming or going. There were days we passed each other at…

Are you married to your cell phone or me?

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Photo Credit: Essence Magazine Per Pew Research, 90% of all people on earth have a mobile phone. So to bring that statistic closer to home, in most marriages, both spouses have a cellphone. So it is fair to say that in marriages, there is the husband, the wife, and cellphones. The sad thing is most…

Stand Your Ground in Marriage

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When you marry, you inherit your spouse family. This includes all the dynamics that comes along with in-laws. Some in-laws are hands off but then there are some in-laws that fully involved in their child marriage. How do you handle meddling in-laws, friends, and extended family?  In marriage, you must STAND YOUR GROUND, against the…