Today's topic on the Family Minute with Mark Merrill is "turning your marriage up to 212 Degrees."  Mark says that at 212 degrees, water can produce steam - something that can be powerful enough to create change in your marriage.

Mark covered five main points:

  1. Start every day with a random act of kindness.
  2. Spend one-on-one, uninterrupted time with each child daily.
  3. Write short notes of encouragement or affirmation for your spouse or kids.
  4. Eliminate television.
  5. Pray for your family.

What ideas can you add that will bring your marriage to a "boil" and power you through?

See Mark's list and more in-depth thoughts at

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