Monthly Archives: August 2014

I Choose Us

This post was originally published on August 22, 2012: It was one of those date nights where you think it’s normal and predictable, but I was soon to learn otherwise. Tom and I had decided to watch a movie at … Continue reading

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The Verbs Of Your Marriage

I love words and how they have power to help us understand our marriage. Most of us don’t give much thought to the words we use and why. But we should. Words reveal. Words have power. Words linger in the … Continue reading

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Today Is Special…Why?

Today is Tom’s 60th Birthday, and I have some special things planned. Two weeks ago I surprised him by having a small gathering of friends and family–some from out of town that he had no idea were in town. I … Continue reading

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4 Encouragements For The Discouraged Marriage

Marriages can go through all sorts of ups and downs as the years pass. This is expected to some degree, for it’s shared in most wedding vows: for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. Knowing … Continue reading

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The Safety Net Of Romance

I have the privilege of writing monthly for Dustin Reichman’s blog, Engaged Marriage, on the topic of romance in marriage. This month’s post talks about how romance acts like a safety net when facing difficult times…. Cultivating romance into your … Continue reading

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We Have A Winner!

We just drew a number using Random.org, and our winner is… Megan Spencer Megan, Congratulations on winning a free copy of 52 Uncommon Dates. Please e-mail us your mailing address, and we’ll get your prize in the mail to you … Continue reading

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52 Uncommon Dates – An Interview And A Giveaway

We were recently asked to review a new book available on Amazon titled, 52 Uncommon Dates, A Couple’s Adventure Guide For Praying, Playing And Staying Together, by Randy Southern. And we are so glad we were asked. This book is … Continue reading

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