Category Archives: Christian Marriage

Vintage Post: Critical Judgments

Originally posted in November 2016 You begin to share with your spouse about something that is really bothering you. Right as you are pouring your heart out to them, they ask a question about something else, revealing that they haven’t … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – Suspicion in Marriage

This is part two of our five part series on uncovering the practices or habits that are detrimental to marriage. Today we’ll expose another practice you may or may not be aware of in your own marriage. Suspicion Seventy-five years … Continue reading

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Transitions

Ask any woman who has experienced natural childbirth what transition was like and you’ll most likely get a grimace. Transitions are hard and there is usually no way around them but through. When our son was born my labor progressed … Continue reading

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Happy Place

Tom and I had a discussion tonight about where our happy place is. It was an interesting conversation. He initially thought of places where we had made memories together. Happy times we’ve shared are special to me as well. However, … Continue reading

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Two-Thousand and Counting

What began in 2008 as a way to corral all our date-night ideas into one place, has turned into this blog with 2,000 blog posts written, published and filed. If you are new to our site, we have lots of … Continue reading

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Mercy

“It’s only a surface cavity,” My dentist explained. “You may not need novocaine at all. I’ll start drilling and if you feel any pain raise your hand.” I’m ashamed to say I about took his head off! Novocaine is a … Continue reading

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Six Marriage Quotes to Inspire

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Labor of Love

Monday is Labor Day in the United States. It’s a day off for most Americans from work. And a National Holiday that says goodbye to Summer. Schools are back in session and the familiar routine returns. Routine. Some love it … Continue reading

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Quiz Your Spouse

It’s Back-to-School week in most areas. A time when parents can kick back into a more established routine. There are tests to study for and lunches to be packed. It’s all part of the rhythm of the school year. Our … Continue reading

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A Humble Spouse

We just finished going through the book, Cherish, by Gary Thomas, for the umpteenth time. And that is no exaggeration. You would think we wouldn’t need to read a book like this over and over. Especially since we’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Yoked

I read recently about the purpose of a yoke in training young oxen. They are put in a yoke with an older more experienced ox in order to teach them how to work well together. The picture described was of … Continue reading

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Solstice

Yes, today is the one where daylight is the longest of the year. The sun stays around a bit longer and does what it does best—shines light. without it all would be darkness—complete and utter darkness. If you’re like me, … Continue reading

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44

“What will I wear?” I still couldn’t believe this was happening. It was only Wednesday when he called long-distance to see how I was. Long-distance was expensive 44 years ago. It cost more to dial across the state than it … Continue reading

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A Weighty Word Indeed

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a word. It has caused me to stop in my tracks and ponder it’s meaning. When applied to One in particular, it can bring me to my knees. The word is…HOLY It is … Continue reading

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In Need of Shade

Must find shade! We have a black car and the temperature difference between parking in a sunny spot and a shady spot is huge as far as comfort is concerned. Add to it the windshield umbrella contraption Tom bought and … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

It is said at most traditional marriage ceremonies, yet we often give little thought about it from that day forward. “‘Til death do us part.” A couple of Sundays ago, our pastor taught on 1 Corinthians 5 – 7. The … Continue reading

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Stay

We have been surrounded by a lot of trying and heartbreaking circumstances. Sharing tears with friends and family about losses that will never be restored. At least not in this life. Scripture tells us to weep with those who weep. … Continue reading

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First Gear, We’re Alright

Since Tom retired in 2018 we have had many starts and stops on the way to get here. Retirement for us has been like a standard shift car. Do you remember learning to drive a stick shift car? If you … Continue reading

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A Time For Everything.

Nine years ago we were embarking on a new adventure. Our eyes were full of faith as to what God had in store for us. My Mom had just entered eternity. Tom had just retired from owning a business and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Farmer’s Market Date Day

When I sat down to write today’s post, I had no words. My camera lens oftentimes does a better job of telling a story than I do. So today I’m letting these photos speak. I hope you’ll pause for a … Continue reading

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