Monthly Archives: March 2016

Vintage Post – Faith And Romance

__________________________________________________________ At Metro Life Church our pastors are taking us through a very familiar part of Scripture – Hebrews 11-12.  It is often called The Hall of Faith.   This past Sunday Benny Phillips talked about “faith being the assurance of things hoped for, … Continue reading

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Decades of Marriage – The Fourth Ten Years

We’ve had some extensive posts about what to expect in each decade of marriage. Now we’ve caught up to where we are. Tom and I celebrated our 37th anniversary in February, so we’re almost through our fourth decade–crazy! This  has … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

The Generous Husband Dame Before Game<<Paul addresses a very serious issue that seems like it’s only fun and games, but at what cost? Are You Phubbing Your Wife?<<This question is addressed to the guys, but goes both ways. If you’re … Continue reading

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ForgiveMess

  We were recently at a restaurant to meet another couple and got there a few minutes early to get a table so we wouldn’t have to wait once they arrived.  We spotted the perfect table where we could talk. … Continue reading

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Unexpected Expectations

Tom and I recently had a conflict that we didn’t see coming. The conversation grew tense, yet there wasn’t anything said to cause the conflict. We didn’t quite know how to fix it since the issue wasn’t obvious to us. … Continue reading

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Decades Of Marriage – The Third Ten Years

You’ve just celebrated 20 years together. You wonder how in the world you’ve made it this far–wasn’t it yesterday when we were starting out on this adventure called marriage? Time has proven to fly, and it’s possible to feel lost … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This week’s specials are from two of our favorite authors–men we highly respect. Please take some time this weekend to get to know them. These two posts are examples of how practical and helpful they are when facing difficulty. Have … Continue reading

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Plan Some Green Romance

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s a Friday. Why not make some special plans for your sweetie on this Irish holiday? Wear green all over and all under Make a traditional Irish meal together–Corned Beef and Cabbage or the … Continue reading

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Decades of Marriage – The Second Ten Years

You’ve just celebrated your 10th wedding anniversary. Congratulations! Many couples don’t make it this far, so you must have learned some degree of communication skills to get you to this point. You are to be commended. Just about the time … Continue reading

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Yet Another Keeping It Real Post

We received a lot of response from our post last week about keeping it real. We heard that its helpful to hear about couples who have been married for decades and how they still have struggles. Not that you’re happy … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for our weekly specials you don’t want to miss. Use the weekend to catch up on some inspired reading to build your marriage. ChooseJoy365 The Tale Of A Week Long “For Read Friday”<<Our daughter does an outstanding job … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – Ten Commandments For Better Communication

(First published on May 22, 2009) Communication is the foundation of all marriage relationships – the key is establishing a good and strong foundation that will support your relationship through all difficulties.  Those who lack good communication skills find their … Continue reading

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Decades Of Marriage – The First Ten Years

A decade is a long time–ten years, to be exact and much happens in this span of time. Just consider the past ten years of your life? Where were you in 2006? How have you changed? How has your marriage … Continue reading

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Ugh, Keeping It Real

   It was a typical Sunday. We enjoyed our Morning at the church where we have been members since its inception in 1985. Afterwards we enjoyed catching up with friends in the lobby and then went to lunch.  So far, … Continue reading

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Happy Hour 

I’m very excited to share with you a couple of new blogs I’ve discovered this past week. The first is a woman and author named Ellen Gee, who has faced tremendous battles in her life. Through her blog and her … Continue reading

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What’s Your One Thing?

Many couples we’ve talked to have areas in their marriage that are neglected simply because the husband or wife doesn’t do something that they could or should do? It may be because they don’t make it a priority on their … Continue reading

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