Monthly Archives: July 2013

Beware Of These 6 Little Foxes

Marriage is a privilege, a gift from God that allows us to reflect the love Christ has for the church. In our culture oftentimes the most important part of getting married is the wedding itself! Imagine if a vineyard owner … Continue reading

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Honoring Your Spouse On Facebook

One of the things I love about Facebook is seeing how spouse’s honor one another by speaking highly of them in daily status updates. I thought it would be encouraging to all of us to read the ones I’ve found … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Lasagna Day

If you’re Italian you don’t need a day like this on the calendar. But if you aren’t–this is the perfect time to celebrate a classic dish. Today is  …and several restaurants in the Orlando area are offering the dish at … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Yes, it’s Happy Hour and time for our very special blog of the week. This week we want to introduce you to Ryan and Cassie, newlyweds (married in 2011), who have a passion to see marriages become all God has … Continue reading

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A Marriage That Lasts

We have a friend, Beth, whose grandparents will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in September. She happens to be the twin sister to an amazing photographer named Mary Fields. They used the questions from the back of my book, Through … Continue reading

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9 Fun Dates to Heat Up Your Summer

It’s the time of year when we all want new ideas on how to romance our spouse. The dog days of summer will begin shortly, so why not feed the dog something fresh. Maybe it will forego the normal doldrums. … Continue reading

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New Venture With Engaged Marriage

I’m happy to announce that today marks the beginning of being a part of the Writing Team on the Engaged Marriage Blog. I’ll be posting once a month on the topic of Romance and Date Night Ideas. I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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If Only My Spouse Would ______________!

If only my spouse would ______________! How you fill in the blank determines if you feed your spouse’s inner critic or inner encourager. Imagine these inner voices living on each shoulder whispering thoughts into your spouse’s ear. It’s our job … Continue reading

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Recharging Your Date Nights

We all know what it’s like to have our cell phone, camera or tablet die on us right when we need it most. This can happen to our date nights too if we’re not careful. Imagine life has gotten too … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This past week J, of Hot, Holy and Humorous, wrote a post that we simply must share with you. The title alone compelled me to share it, but when I read the post in it’s entirety? Wow. Tom and I … Continue reading

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I’ll Do It If You Notice

In a marriage it’s important that each partner knows what is expected of them in order for the home to work well. You may do most of the inside tasks, while your spouse takes care of the ones outside. Or … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Laugh

We happened upon a Comedy Show broadcast on TV that was held at a church in L.A. titled Thou Shalt Laugh. It started out somewhat funny. We chuckled, and laughed out loud here and there, that is until we got … Continue reading

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Are You A Weed-Puller Or A Weed-Ignorer?

I’m sitting at my computer and I can hardly move. Why? Because I spent and hour and a half weeding my garden this morning before it got too hot. Every time I weed I wonder why it is that I … Continue reading

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The Unselfish Server

Tom and I went to a restaurant after our church service yesterday. It was a busy place with people everywhere. One of the servers (not our’s mind you) walked passed our table and noticed our two empty paper straw covers. … Continue reading

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What If My Marriage Has Disappointed me?

This post continues the conversation that began with our post You Could Be Dissing Your Marriage And Not Know It. I’ve been thinking a lot about disappointments and how detrimental they can be to a marriage. If you have a … Continue reading

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I.Love

We live in an age where we can stay connected with our spouse even when we’re not physically together. Social media has made the world so much smaller, and it can be a good thing when used to communicate our … Continue reading

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You Could Be Dissing Your Marriage And Not Know It

To diss someone is to: —v.t. 1. to show disrespect for; affront. 2. to disparage; belittle.  As you can see to dis your spouse is not the way God intends for husbands and wives to relate. We are to show high regard and honor for … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar Is Back!

Happy Monday! We hope your holiday weekend was one full of special times and great memories together as a couple and with friends and family. We asked you if you missed our Mark Your Calendar posts each Monday, and we … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This week we celebrated Independence Day in the United States of America. It was our nation’s birthday, and everywhere you looked you could see signs of the nationwide party about to take place. For our Happy Hour feature we wanted … Continue reading

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50 Daily Kindnesses

  Pour their coffee in the morning and take it to them before they get out of bed. Write an encouraging Bible verse on the shower wall. Pray specifically for your spouse’s day and write a note telling them you … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Growing Strong Marriages, Romance, Romance in Marriage, romancing your husband, romancing your spouse, romancing your wife, Thankfulness | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments