Monthly Archives: June 2012

Happy Hour

Today I am happier than ever–Tom has joined me in Atlanta and just met our newest granddaughter, Stella Grace, for the first time. It has been a long 11 days without him. He flew in last night, and I felt … Continue reading

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Wow Factor Date Night Idea

You’ve heard of Fear Factor. The game show where contestants must face their fears in order to win the competition. It’s popularity is due to the fact that people love the unexpected. The idea of this date night is to … Continue reading

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Mercy In The Mess

We have signed up for Wednesday’s Word by Paul Tripp, and imagine our surprise when today’s word went right along with yesterday’s post. We think you’ll be even more encouraged and inspired to let go of the dream for a … Continue reading

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The De-Masking Of Prince Charming

Each of us on a specific day of a specific year stood before others and exchanged our marriage vows. Most likely we were full of great anticipation of this being our fairy tale come true. We were committing our life … Continue reading

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Intimate Distance

  The title is an oxymoron we are living right now. I am in Atlanta and haven’t seen Tom for week. I won’t see him until late Friday night, and to say I miss him is a huge understatement. In … Continue reading

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State of Our Union – Mending Fences

When was the last time you asked your spouse how they think your marriage is going? If this a question you purposely avoid, not wanting to stir the hornet’s nest so to speak, then you are missing an excellent way … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for our Specials of the Week. Although they are somewhat limited since we had our very own special of the week–her name is Stella Grace. 🙂 Encourage Your Spouse Book Review: The Meaning of Marriage, by Timothy Keller – … Continue reading

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Surprise Bedroom Check

Stand up and walk away from the computer. Go directly to your master bedroom and measure how it looks. Next take our poll. Don’t worry you can be honest, the results are completely anonymous, but we believe this will inspire … Continue reading

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A Moment I’ll Never Forget

Life offers a few endearing moments that take your breath away. It is when there are no words that adequately describe the depth of the emotion you’re feeling. Today was one of those days, and all I can do is … Continue reading

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Time Wins Every Time

Yesterday was the day my grandmother died in 1979. She was 90. I was 19, and I miss her still. This is why I’ve written her story in an historic novel which will soon be published–praying by the summer’s end. … Continue reading

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Hello To Summer Date Night

Tomorrow marks the official first day of Summer. Why not plan a Hello To Summer Date Night? First – We must set the mood. Click the following link to listen to a great summer song by Michael Franks titled, Now … Continue reading

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Grateful For Our Yeses

It is Sunday night as I’m typing this post. I have been reminiscing all weekend about God’s amazing providence in my life, especially 34 years ago tonight. You see, this was the night when Tom took me out on our … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for the Marriage Blog posts we’ve found “Special” this week. What a diverse set of topics, but we believe all will add value to your pursuit of a God-glorifying marriage. Enjoy… AffairCare Goodbye, Farewell and Amen – A sobering … Continue reading

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Summer Lovin’ Photo Contest

Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, FL, has a fun promotion where you send them a picture of you in your Ron Jon t-shirt while on vacation. It’s fun to see where their logo has been–all over the world. … Continue reading

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Wanted: Forgiveness

While we were on vacation we heard a new song by Matthew West titled, Forgiveness. It hasn’t been released yet, so the only video we could find was of a live performance he recently did in CA. The best part … Continue reading

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Block Party Date Idea

How well do you communicate with your spouse? Do you listen to what they say? Do you listen well enough to understand what they mean? We have a little exercise to help you know the answer to these questions. No … Continue reading

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The 5 Disciplines of a Successful Vacation

Discipline and vacation may not be words you would normally think go together. However, if you’re going to include “success” in this equation–it is a must. Vacations are the ideal time for a family and/or couple to pull away for … Continue reading

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Now That’s A Great Question

When we last posted we were “giddy” with excitement about our vacation. We couldn’t wait to pull away in order to have undistracted time together. Now we are home, and our vacation has become another memory to tuck away in … Continue reading

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Never Give Up – Applying The Gospel To Sexual Intimacy

Today we offer our final post in our Sexual Intimacy In Marriage series, and this one is very special to us. It’s by our  pastor and friend, Danny Jones, who has had more influence in our 33 years of marriage … Continue reading

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Sexual Stewardship

Today is our fourth post in our Sexual Intimacy in Marriage series, and we are happy to introduce you to Paul and Lori Byerly of The Marriage Bed website. They also host separate blogs we’ve referred and linked to often: … Continue reading

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