Monthly Archives: September 2013

R.O.C.K. Your Spouse Around The Clock

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rock… Bill Haley penned these words to this classic song decades ago and nearly everyone, no matter how old, has heard. The lyrics are easy and the tune is upbeat and unforgettable. In fact, … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – 69

It’s that time of the week again. We have some fantastic posts for your weekend reading enjoyment. Cheers! Intimacy In Marriage 3 Ways Financial Stress Damages Sexual Desire<<a must read for those who are and those who aren’t-yet. Marriage Missions … Continue reading

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31 Days To A Better Marriage Starts Tuesday!

Jolene Engle, of The Alabaster Jar blog is hosting an excellent series for the month of October. We wanted to let you know about it ahead of time so you won’t miss a day of the series. Click on the … Continue reading

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Catch Me If You Can

Humpty DumptyDebi had a great fall… Last week I took an unexpected fall. I was waiting on Tom to meet me at Starbucks when it started to rain. Fortunately, I was under one of the huge green umbrellas many stores … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Caption It

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Are You A Wise Marriage Vineyard Owner?

The wise Vineyard owner realizes the importance of knowing their vines well. They’ll often walk the rows examining them for pests and blight in order to do what they can to keep them from damaging the growing crop. It isn’t … Continue reading

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My Spouse Would Be Perfect For Me If Only ____________!

How would you fill in the blank? What is the one area in which you wish your spouse was different? Most likely we all have an answer. Those who don’t are either not married yet, or they haven’t been together … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – 68

We started our Happy Hour posts on April 1, 2011. That’s over two years of great resources to bless your marriage. We’ve decided to keep track of how many Happy Hour posts we’ve provided, and today’s post is #68. Obviously … Continue reading

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A Marriage Miracle

We are in waiting mode–our son and daughter-in-love are expecting their 3rd baby any day. We have had their two adorable girls for a couple of days so Ashley can rest. Although this is difficult even without the daily responsibilities … Continue reading

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Romance In Marriage–The Eyes Have It!

Today we’ve posted on the Engaged Marriage blog about the importance of romance in marriage, and it’s most likely not what you think. But first we want to announce the winner in our “Wives Of The Bible” giveaway. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Wives Of The Bible Book Review And Giveaway

I have the privilege of reviewing a new book being released today. It’s titled, Wives Of The Bible, and includes 25 lessons from women who’s stories are told in the Bible for our benefit. Jolene Engle does an excellent job … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This week we want to share with you a very special marriage blog. It’s called Happy Wives Club and is hosted by Fawn Weaver. She started her site with one goal in mind. Here’s what she has to say: Happy … Continue reading

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Tom’s Letter To His Newlywed Self – Age 24

Going along with our focus from yesterday, I, (Tom), wanted a turn to write a letter to myself when we were first married from the vantage point of today, 34 years later. Dear Tom, I hear congratulations are in order. … Continue reading

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A Letter To My Newlywed Self – Age 19

I was thinking recently about the whole idea of reflecting on what I would say to my 21 year old self from the vantage point of today. It made me wonder what I would say to my newlywed self about … Continue reading

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Create Hump Day Traditions

Haha! I absolutely love most of Geico’s commercials. Their writing team thinks out of the box and always makes me laugh. One of my favorites is the little pig squealing, “Wee, wee, wee,” all the way home. But their newest … Continue reading

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A Secret Wives Would Do Well To Know

Yesterday we shared with you Kate Aldrich’s post titled, Emotional Alphabet. Well, in order to challenge the wives in the same way we’ve challenged the husbands, we want to share with you Brad’s post titled, Emotional Foreplay. Take a moment … Continue reading

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A Secret All Husbands Would Do Well To Know

I was going through older blog posts from some of my favorite marriage bloggers when I found a gem. It’s an article by Kate with One Flesh Marriage, that she wrote in March of 2012 titled, Emotional Alphabet. She shares … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for our Specials Of The Week. We couldn’t choose just one blog to feature because there are just too many great posts to share. We hope you’ll spend some time this weekend reading these posts. You’re marriage will … Continue reading

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Looking…in All the Wrong Places

Originally posted on Faith Rising:
As I’ve been talking about sadness this week, several people have contacted me saying the thing that most tempts them to be sad is trouble in their relationships: Marital strife, disappointment or shame due to…

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Two Words That Change Everything

I’m reading through the One Year Bible this year, and the last book I read was Job. Now I’m about half way through Ecclesiastes, and what a contrast! The first book contains the story of a man who seemingly did … Continue reading

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