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Strengths in the Christmas Story, Part 2: Two Ways to Process Information

December 8, 2014
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How God Used Mary and Joseph’s Strengths to Process Information Throughout the Christmas story, Mary and Joseph demonstrate the value of different strengths. God specially selected these two individuals to be Jesus’ earthly parents. He gave them  different strengths in solving problems, processing information, managing change, and facing risk. Mary and Joseph used two distinct…

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Different By Design Builds Marriages in All Life Stages

October 15, 2014
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Three Ways Practitioners Use Curriculum to Equip Couples Healthy, mutually supportive marriages become that way intentionally. So say our certified practitioners, who use Different By Design marriage curriculum in all kinds of settings. Different By Design guides couples through the process of identifying their individual strengths, their spouse’s strengths, and how to blend strengths to…

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Different By Design, Part 6: Facing Risk Together

October 7, 2014
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Do You Color Inside the Lines or Outside the Lines? As the marriage conference presenter continued to speak, Darlene glimpsed over at her husband. Roger had flipped his conference booklet page to the next page and was busily filling in blanks. Darlene nudged him. “You’re not following the speaker’s directions,” she hissed. Roger stared at…

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Different By Design, Part 5: Managing Change Together

September 29, 2014
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How Do You and Your Spouse Pass the Baton to One Another? Do you plan for change, taking a logical, systematic approach to working your way through tasks? Or maybe you allow change to drive your plans. As life events enter your world you get excited and move into a new activity spontaneously. Chances are…

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Different By Design, Part 2: Incompatibility

September 9, 2014
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Incompatibility: a Powerful Basis for a Great Marriage Incompatibility is cited as the cause for divorce in more than half American marital breakups. But what if differences between a husband and wife are not a threat in their marriage … but rather can be the most significant factor pulling them together? That is the truth…

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