Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Year Of Our Lord–1662

One month ago Prince William and his wife, Kate, celebrated their first anniversary. It’s hard to believe a year has passed since this worldwide event. Every news agency and gossip publishing house was abuzz with wonder and amazement as they … Continue reading

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Unselfishness Is Contagious

Have you ever known of something your spouse wants you to do, but you don’t really want to? It can be anything, in any category. Think for a minute. Got it? Now what if you were to go ahead and … Continue reading

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The Day My Mixer Died

Before you read our post about the above picture, you have to hear the background. I was feeling pretty sad about my mixer since I’ve had it for as long as I can remember. I needed to write a post, … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day. We pray you’ve had a relaxing weekend spending special time with your spouse, family and friends. A couple of years ago we paid tribute to my uncle and aunt on this day. We think it’s worth sharing … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s that time of the week once again. Time seems to fly by doesn’t it? Below are the blog posts we aptly call our Specials of the Week. Just in time for your long holiday weekend. Enjoy… Encourage Your Spouse … Continue reading

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What Day Is Yours Alone?

Anniversaries are special in a way no other annual celebrations are, for this date belongs to you and your spouse alone. We love looking back over our 33 years together remembering how we celebrated each year on February 24th. Today … Continue reading

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Lost That Loving Feeling?

If you’ve been married more than a year, you’ve most likely experienced it. It shouldn’t surprise us, but it can be a bit disconcerting. Losing the feeling of love we had for our spouse at the beginning of our relationship … Continue reading

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5 Right and Wrong Reasons To Want A Healthy Marriage

First, we want to share with you the wrong reasons to want a healthy marriage: 1. I want to be happy. While happiness is a by-product of a healthy marriage, it can never be the goal. Happiness is fleeting, especially … Continue reading

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Companion or Foe?

I love my flower garden. If we had the space I think I would love a vegetable garden too, but we opted for a backyard pool instead. Yet I still love to read about growing a garden. In fact, this … Continue reading

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Love, No Matter How It Expressed, Is Still A Gift!

I recently heard of a couple where she went out of her way to serve her man in very practical and helpful way, but because his “love language” wasn’t gifts of service he told her it didn’t mean much to … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for our Specials of the Week. We pray these marriage blogs will encourage you as you read some of their best posts from this week. Enjoy your weekend! Encourage Your Spouse One Chair At A Time – I … Continue reading

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Mortified – Tom’s Turn

Debi has been sharing all week her battle in mortifying pride in her life. If you haven’t read them yet, please take time to. Here are the links: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Today we’re going to do … Continue reading

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Mortified – Part 3

This is part three of a three part series on mortifying pride in my heart. I pray it will help you and help me as I remember this significant season in my life. Part 3 I want to share with … Continue reading

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Mortified – Part 2

Yesterday I began sharing with you one of the most significant times of growth in my life. It effected my marriage in a powerful way, and my prayer is my testimony will help others who may struggle with similar besetting … Continue reading

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Mortified

Tom gave me a new garden for Mother’s Day. Planting everything took a lot of back-breaking work, but the results are beautiful. It was worth every pain. I have learned things that are important are always worth what it costs … Continue reading

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Little Messages

Mother’s Day was yesterday. It was a fun day, but our daughter and family, who live in Atlanta were greatly missed. I don’t think I’ll ever adjust to the distance between us, yet God in His kindness took thought of … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

We have been in the process of replacing the drain field for our septic system, not a fun project to spend money on, but necessary–oh, so very necessary. It’s necessary because we want all of it to work properly in … Continue reading

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Pick-A-Year Date Night

Today I was in the grocery store when I paused to talk for awhile to an elderly man who has worked there for as long as I can remember. I mentioned to me his age, and I honestly had to … Continue reading

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Stop Grey From Becoming The New Black And White

Last week we talked about Sexual Intimacy and what it takes to cultivate this closeness in marriage. In a culture that craves sex it is ironic that marriages are often sex-starved. Either for lack of sex or because of the … Continue reading

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Missed Connection

We had it all planned. I would visit our daughter and her family for a couple of days until Tom finished with a trade show. On his way home he would pass through Atlanta where I would meet him at … Continue reading

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