Monthly Archives: October 2013

50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 5

41. Grace allows us to look back and see the good, and look forward with faith for the future. 42. Grace doesn’t demand, instead it gives and gives and gives. 43. Grace helps us stay the course when we don’t … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 4

31. Grace helps me celebrate their victories and accomplishments as if they were my own. 32. Grace helps me refrain from competing with my spouse and see that we’re on the same team. 33. Grace helps us become one flesh … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 3

21. Grace helps me grow my friendship with my spouse over all other friendships. 22. Grace helps me continue to study my spouse in order to love them in the way they need it most. 23. Grace helps me remember … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 2

Today we have a post on the 31 Days To A Better Marriage website. It’s titled, Being Intentionally Intentional. We invite you to click on over once you’re finished here. FYI, the post goes up 8a. PST, so if you … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 1

        Grace helps me do for my spouse what I, in my laziness, don’t want to do. Grace helps me love my spouse when they have wronged me. Grace helps me overlook things my spouse does or … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage

I was thinking the other day about the trilogy and soon–to-be-made movie of 50 Shades of Grey, and how it has been such a detriment to what a healthy relationship is as defined by God. It makes me appreciate all … Continue reading

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A Pocket-Sized Tip To Remember

I have a friend. She’s a life-long mentor to me, really, and she does it without trying. We’ve only met together a few times over the years, but when we have it has always been an encouragement. She has a … Continue reading

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Romantic Table For Two Photo Contest

How are your plans coming along for our 5th Blogiversary Contest? In case you missed the announcement, you can read all about it here. The holidays are fast approaching, and it would be easy to disregard this opportunity to take part … Continue reading

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Taking Love Notes To A New Level

You never know when the next great idea will come for romantic inspiration. Well, we have a fun, geeky idea for those of you who LOVE technology. We recently heard of a husband who started a romantic surprise for his wife, … Continue reading

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A Surprise Wedding

This video is precious and celebrates the joy it is to marry the one you know God has given to you. It’s 30 minutes long, but well worth watching every minute. See how this man loves his bride, and see … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – #71

31 Days To A Better Marriage We’re on Day 11 of this 31 day challenge. Click here to see all the posts so far! Darby Dugger, For The Love Of Our Husbands – Darby shares from her weakness rather than … Continue reading

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I Confess Marriage Can Be A Real Pain

Last night I had the privilege of catching up with a dear friend who recently said goodbye in this life to her husband of 40+ years. I asked her what was the hardest part right now for her. She said … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Caption This

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A Table For Two, Please – And Our Next Contest!

Since I haven’t been thinking about planning surprises for Tom lately, as I explained in yesterday’s post, I’ve realized I’m lacking inspiration. The best place for me to go for such inspiration is Pinterest. I don’t know if you follow … Continue reading

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Gravity Themed Date Night – A Bad Idea

As most of you know, Tom has been “practicing retirement” for over a year now. He’s not ready to retire, but he hasn’t found what God has for him yet. So in the mean time, we’re together a lot. It’s … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – #70

It’s time for our Specials of the Week just in time for your weekend reading enjoyment. Grab a cup of joe, tea or cider and let these words of wisdom enrich your marriage. The Alabaster Jar 31 Days To A … Continue reading

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“Don’t Talk To Anyone About This!”

Has your spouse ever said this to you or implied it? Or have you demanded this from your spouse? Is it about an unresolved conflict in your marriage? Is it because to be fully known in this area would bring … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Blog Post To Introduce…

Our newest grandchild (#6) was born last night at 6:05p. Our daughter-in-love is doing well. So much so that they dropped by our house last night at 11p. so we could meet the little guy face-to-face. Pardon our absence, but … Continue reading

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What Will The Next 31 Days Do For Your Marriage?

Actually your marriage can grow quite a bit if you take a moment and sign up for the 31 Days To A Better Marriage challenge hosted by the Alabaster Jar blog during the month of October.  It all begins today, … Continue reading

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