Monthly Archives: November 2012

Keeping Our Focus Where It Should Be

Christmas season is upon us, and it’s easy to neglect the reason for the season. John Piper has compiled a free e-book devotional for each day of Advent that we believe will greatly help all who use it. What a … Continue reading

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One Lasting Answered Prayer

Have you ever considered how your marriage is the result of long-anticipated prayers said before you even met? It’s easy to forget as the years pass, but think about it; Your relationship with your spouse is the answer to prayers … Continue reading

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With A Thankful Heart

We want to pause today and thank God for the amazing privilege it is to do what we do. We thank Him for you. He has given us much, and we love sharing our abundance with others as our way … Continue reading

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I Choose Thankful

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Prayer Prompts

As we gather in a couple of days with family and friends it’s good to have an idea on how to make God the center of our Thanksgiving. The best way to do this is to involve everyone at the … Continue reading

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Thank You To Who?

I’ve noticed a slight shift in the way our culture celebrates Thanksgiving. Maybe you’ve noticed it too. The majority of Thanksgiving cards direct their thanks to the person reading the card. We are encouraged via commercials to give thanks to … Continue reading

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Flirting With Your Spouse 101

We had a reader ask an excellent question last week, and we’ve decided to toss it out for you to offer your thoughts on the subject. How does one learn to flirt with your spouse after 10 years of marriage? … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Blessed Wife

I wake up every morning with an overwhelming sense of God’s blessing on my life. It isn’t because my life is perfect–it isn’t. It isn’t because everything has played out the way I’d hoped–it hasn’t. It isn’t even because I … Continue reading

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The House Our Marriage Built – Part 2

Yesterday we began the analogy of seeing our marriage as a house with many different rooms. If you missed it, we encourage you to read it before continuing with today’s post. The next room we want to explore is the … Continue reading

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The House Our Marriage Built

Building a healthy, God-glorifying marriage can be compared to building a house, it takes planning, effort, lots of long days of communication about miscommunications, and hammering away at sin as it’s revealed. After years of hard work you hopefully end … Continue reading

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Our 4th Blogiversary!

Have you ever had expectations for the future and then have them not play out in the way you had hoped or dreamed? I’m afraid in the current environment this has become much more the norm for many of us. … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – Are You Bored With Sex?

The final post in our Boredom in Marriage series focuses on one of the most common issues in marriages–boring sex. Since many other respectable marriage blogs have addressed this issue in full detail, we thought we’d use our Happy Hour … Continue reading

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Boring Communication And How To Avoid It In Your Marriage

Have you ever been in conversation with someone who was obviously bored with the topic? I have. In fact the person actually closed their eyes while I was talking. It wasn’t until his head fell backwards that he was shaken … Continue reading

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Bored With Romance

Romantic expressions are usually at their highest during courtship and diminish greatly after marriage. Many believe romance isn’t as necessary as it once was. Others believe it isn’t as important as it once was. We disagree with both views. Romance is … Continue reading

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3 Types of Boredom in Marriage

We heard recently of a study conducted in Canada of 88 married couples. They were asked to write down words to describe the current state of their relationship. The majority of the words indicated boredom to one degree or another. … Continue reading

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Bored With Marriage?

Anytime life becomes predictable there can be a temptation to find it boring. This in itself isn’t necessarily bad. It’s okay to be bored from time to time. It’s what we do to fill the boredom that matters. Consider King … Continue reading

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But I’m Bored

I remember when my kids used to say this to me all the time. I countered their whining with,  “if you’re bored, then I’ll give you more chores to fill your time.” They learned not to say that anymore. But it … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

As you are reading this we are getting ready to attend a Brandon Heath/Matt Mahar concert. We.cant.wait!  It seemed appropriate to share some of their great music with you for our Specials of the Week. We picked two songs that … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Slow Reentry After Prayer

Today we provide the fourth theme on entering the quiet place that Gary Thomas shares from his book, Seeking The Face Of God. 4. A Slow Re-Entry After Prayer – Since spiritual contemplation is largely a lost art in today’s … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Limited Curiosity

It is ironic that this post is taking place the week leading up to the biggest, most important election America has ever seen. The values and goals of each candidate couldn’t be more different and whomever is chosen to lead … Continue reading

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