Articles by Susan and Dale Mathis

Susan and Dale Mathis are passionate about helping couples prepare for marriage and for remarriage, since they are a remarried couple themselves. Dale has two master's degrees in counseling and has worked in counseling and human resources for over 30 years. Susan, the founding editor of Thriving Family magazine, has written prolifically for magazines and newspapers and continues to serve as a consultant, freelance editor and writer, and speaker. As a couple they enjoy camping, hiking, biking, and visiting family and friends around the world. Their blended family includes five adult children and three granddaughters. For more information about Susan or Dale, visit their website.

Spats Matter

Early in our marriage, Dale and I disagreed about our TV-viewing habits. Choosing what I watch has to line up with Philippians 4:8, which tells us to think—and view, in my opinion—things that are pure, noble, and right. Dale just surfed channels to find whatever looked interesting. So we had multiple discussions about what we…

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