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Did Fireproof Change Your Marriage?


Have you seen the movie Fireproof? It’s worth a watch, and it’s now out on DVD. It’s the story of a couple rediscovering each other and the meaning of commitment through a 40-day “Love Dare” from the husband’s father. If you have seen it, and it has changed your marriage, Gary Chapman, author of the fantastic book The Five Love Languages, is offering you a...

Divorce Prevention Holiday


How would you like to learn to keep your marriage going strong through thick and thin while saving money on a San Francisco vacation this summer? That’s what I’m planning to do. I’ve been to an earlier Smart Marriages Conference, so I can’t wait for the jam-packed program to arrive in my mailbox for this one. I’ll be taking some of my favorite marriage education...

The Five Love Languages


The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman, was first published in 1992. It’s been republished twice and widely read. There’s even a special edition for men. In case you’ve missed it, Chapman explains five different ways that we love and like to be loved. Knowing them makes it easier to recognize when your spouse is offering love that might not look like love to you and to find...

Patty Newbold

I am a widow who got it right the second time. I have been sharing here since February 14, 2006 what I learned from that experience and from positive psychology, marriage research, and my training as a marriage educator.

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