Monthly Archives: August 2013

Happy Hour

The Special Blog of the Week we want to share with you is theĀ Do Not Disturb blog. Justin and Megan do an excellent job of encouraging intimacy and the freedom there is to be found behind closed doors. They are … Continue reading

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Creative Dates Inspired By The Song Of Solomon – Part 5

Today we offer our final date idea as thought of while reading the most romantic book in the Bible. We hope you’ve enjoyed every one, but please know this list is in no way exhaustive. We are certain we have … Continue reading

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Creative Dates Inspired By The Song Of Solomon – Part 4

Date #7 – Carriage Ride King Solomon made himself a carriage from the wood of Lebanon. He made its posts of silver, its back of gold, its seat of purple; its interior was inlaid with love by the daughters of … Continue reading

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Creative Dates Inspired By Song of Solomon – Part 3

Date #5 – Tour A Garden The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing … Continue reading

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Creative Dates Inspired By Song of Solomon – Part 2

Welcome back! We are excited to share a couple of more date ideas based on the most romantic and sensual book in the Bible–The Song of Solomon. Date #3 – Picnic With A View While the king was on his … Continue reading

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Creative Date Ideas Inspired By The Song Of Solomon

The Song of Solomon is God’s proof that He is all for intimate, sexual love expressed solely between a husband and wife. It’s His idea! After spending the past couple of weeks talking about sexual intimacy, we thought it would … Continue reading

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Love, Know, Speak, Do

Years ago we were helping another couple who had been struggling with sexual intimacy. They had a strong marriage. They loved each other, but the wife didn’t really enjoy sex. As the years passed it was getting more and more … Continue reading

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What Age Does Sex Stop In Marriage?

One wouldn’t think this is such a difficult question to answer. I used to think sex ended when you got old–like in your fifties. But then, I turned 50! šŸ˜‰ Now old is always 15 years older than me. I’m … Continue reading

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Caption It

How would you caption the following photo? Today we have a post featured on theĀ Engaged MarriageĀ blog. We encourage you to click over and read our challenge for the end of summer. It’s sure to help you and your spouse in … Continue reading

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Turning A Deaf Ear Isn’t Love

I heard it again this morning. I was lamenting the fact to Tom that I’ve gained 10 pounds, and I’m having a hard time losing them. <sigh> His wise counsel to me was something I’ve heard over and over–you need … Continue reading

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This May Be The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Spouse

I was touched recently by the tradition of Jerry Orbach to his wife, Elaine. You may remember him from his acting career on Law & Order for 13 years. Elaine will remember him as a faithful husband who never failed … Continue reading

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My Spouse Has Little Or No Desire For Sex

In our culture, with all the emphasis on sex, you wouldn’t think this is as big of an issue as it actually is. Yet no one wants to talk about it. Except, of course, for the spouse who is having … Continue reading

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Men On Pause

Years ago our pastor jokingly referred to menopause as “Men On Pause.” I thought he was kidding at the very best, or I hoped he was exaggerating at the very least. Turns out he was quite right. <sigh> Based on … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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What To Do When You’re Not In The Mood

Everyone at some point or another in marriage will face times where you just don’t feel like making love. But what happens when this happens and your spouse really, really wants to? There are several options. But first it’s important … Continue reading

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When Your Sex Drive Putters Out

Last week I pulled back the curtain, and I’m compelled to do the same with this post, but it is a lot more personal. However, I can’t shake the importance of this topic, so here goes… A few months ago … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Hard to believe it’s time for our Specials of the Week already. And this week we’re sharing several posts because we just couldn’t choose one blog to highlight. Take some time this weekend reading, gleaning and enjoying your marriage! Intimacy … Continue reading

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I Will See You Again

I have had quite an emotional week. Tom was away on a missions trip to Nassau doing a music camp for kids. Ā It was so good for him to be a part of the team, loving the kids and serving … Continue reading

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Confronting Confrontation

Such a harsh word, don’t you think? Con.fron.ta.tion. It sounds like it wants to pick a fight! And oftentimes it does in many marriages. But.what.if.we.were.to.think.differently? What if the next time our spouse mentions something in which they believe we need … Continue reading

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Time To Pull Back The Curtain

Today I want to continue our conversation over a cup of coffee. You see, there are things that God has recently taken me through that I believe will help those of you who may be facing a similar challenge in … Continue reading

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