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Sunday Inspiration #80

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Today begins a new week – a fresh start to do and to be whatever you want. So, rather than focusing on what could go wrong, imagine what could go right and then put your energy, passion and desire behind that.

“Stop worrying about what can go wrong and get excited about what can go right” – Unknown

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

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Secret Three of a Happy Marriage: Learn to Resolve Conflicts

posted by Alex Blackwell

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A note from Alex: Welcome to the third post in a new five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage.

The following five secrets have worked very well in my marriage for more than 30 years. Follow these secrets and adapt them to work in your own marriage, and you’ll be on your way to having what we all want – a happy marriage.

1. Communicate
2. Meet each other’s needs
3. Learn to resolve conflicts
4. Grow with each other
5. Maintain a commitment to the marriage

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Third Secret: Learn to Resolve Conflicts

An important characteristic that separates success from failure in a marriage is whether the relationship can resolve conflicts or not. Unless you and your partner are robots or doormats, there will be times when you disagree and times when these disagreements cause tension and pain.

There is no question you shouldn’t tolerate addiction, violence or abuse. But if your partner simply wants something different from you, or does something differently from you, doesn’t mean your partner is wrong – it just means your spouse has different preferences, life experiences and point of view.

Celebrate these differences.

Chances are good it is these very differences that made you fall in love with this person in the first place.

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Would you be rather be right or happy?
Successful couples keep communicating, no matter what may be going on between them. They negotiate differences and disagreements so that they both end up getting something that is important to them. They smile and support each other rather than nag and complain. They understand that loving is more important than winning.

Unfortunately, some spouses do carry the attitude, “I’d rather be right than happy.” Therefore, they live a life of constantly trying to demonstrate they are always right. They must have the last word in an argument and prove their point to the extent it is hurtful and damaging to the other.

This type of behavior does not foster happiness in a relationship, it all breeds resentment. Instead, take a step back and learn to pick your battles. Drop insignificant issues in favor of maintaining harmony and balance in the marriage. Look to change the attitude to, “I just want to be happy.”

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At the end of the day, when you are able to share a bed, touch each other as a symbolic gesture to the emotional commitment of love that exists in the marriage, you both win.

Victory is indeed sweet.

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

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10 Simple Words to Live By

posted by Alex Blackwell

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“God always gives us a fresh start, it’s called today!” – Buky Ojelabi

Life is complicated enough. You don’t need to make it more complicated by trying to do more, say more or be more than what you know is your true self.

When things get a little crazy, it’s nice to be able to step back and take small steps to make things simpler. In fact, life can be made a little easier if you simplify things. Small, manageable chunks are less intimidating and much easier to wrap your head around.

Here are 10 simple words to live by to help you get through the toughest – and complicated – days.

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Sunday Inspiration #79

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter your past – of the mistakes you have made – or the things you have been told about yourself that aren’t true – believe this: You are worthy to have your heart’s desire.

“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.” – James R. Ball

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

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