Monthly Archives: January 2013

14 Ways To Bless Your Spouse This Valentine’s Day

We want to give you the heads up about our “Get Your Romance On” (GYRO) Date Night Challenge for Valentine’s Day. The idea is to give your spouse the gift of 14 dates beginning the week after Valentine’s Day and … Continue reading

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Clue Date Night With A Sexy Twist

We all love the classic game of Clue where each player tries to figure out whodunnit. But what if the whole game was given a twist into a game of whereyougonnadoit, instead. Are you with me? This date will take … Continue reading

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I apologize to those who follow my blog and received this yesterday late morning in your inbox. I originally mistakenly scheduled this post for yesterday instead of today.  Sorry! Years ago there was a popular…

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Originally posted on Faith Rising:
When I was young the playgrounds in my town all had those small Merry-Go-Rounds. We especially enjoyed it when one of the dads used his muscles to leave us holding on for dear life. Well…except…

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Taking A Back Seat To Grief

This is our final post about sadness and grieving, but one we felt necessary. We pray it will be a source of encouragement to others. Tom and I have had only a few times in our 34 years together where … Continue reading

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The Praying Marriage

We all know how important it is to pray, especially for our spouse. But what do we pray for concerning them? It’s easy to pray for immediate needs–what they’re currently facing. But how much better to back up and see … Continue reading

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Thinking for Myself

Today I’ve posted on my author blog, since the last time I did was December 7th. It’s long overdue. Below is the beginning of it, and you can click over to finish, if you so wish. Thank you for being … Continue reading

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Get Your Romance On

Diapers and jobs and schedules, oh my! Yes, life is full of must-do’s, but it mustn’t negate our need and/or desire for romance. Our marriage is far too important to sideline this aspect of our relationship. First, let’s be clear … Continue reading

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Surprise! You’ve Been Spouse-napped!

This past weekend I had the privilege of helping my daughter plan an awesome birthday surprise for her husband of 7.5 years. Words can’t describe how fun it was to help her come up with an idea that would bless … Continue reading

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On Normal

I’ve missed normal. It’s been months since we’ve experienced what used to be normal. I think I’m finally realizing our normal has changed for good, and I need to adjust my expectations. <sigh> But I don’t like it. Everything looks … Continue reading

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On Reading

It is the beginning of a new year and one where goals are made and hopefully kept throughout the year. One goal I look forward to each year is choosing my reading plan for the Bible. This year Tom and … Continue reading

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On Devotion

Devotion. It’s one of those words we know, but may or may not realize the weight it carries. Listen to Noah Webster’s definition from his 1828 dictionary: Ardent love or affection; attachment manifested by constant attention. Ardent is another word we … Continue reading

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Marriage Is Only A Shadow

This newly married husband shares a toast at his wedding reception that accurately communicates the beauty of marriage. If all couples had this mindset on their wedding day, there would be no divorce.

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On Patience

Patience is a fruit of the Spirit, and the lack of it exhibits a resistance to the Spirit in the particular situation you’re facing. We did an entire series on what Love Is, and it included a post about Patience … Continue reading

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On Thoughtfulness

Thoughtfulness is always appreciated. Especially if the act is something the receiver really needs or wants. A spouse has the unique opportunity to be thoughtful in ways other people simply can’t because they aren’t close enough to see the need. … Continue reading

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Trusting God

Hi. It’s been awhile since I’ve been here–sitting at my computer contemplating what the Lord would have me share with you. It’s hard to think about normal things when my normal has changed so much. So I think I’ll share … Continue reading

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