Category Archives: Christian Marriage

Countering What Annoys You About Your Spouse

Does your spouse have habits that annoy you? If so, what you choose to do with those thoughts makes a huge difference in the growth of your relationship. The following account is told in the Bible about King David. He … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Getting To Know You Resources

How well do you know your spouse? How you answer this question depends largely on how long you’ve been together, how well you communicate your preferences, and how intentional you are in studying your spouse. Today’s Friday Favorites are resources … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways To Help A Marriage Vineyard Grow

There is something about relationships formed through blogs that are different than your normal face-to-face kind of friendships. You can have the same familiarity, the same understanding, the same biblical fellowship (relating with each other from a Christian, Bible-based worldview), … Continue reading

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Husband Appreciation Day

This day is specifically for husbands without children. Since fathers have Father’s Day, someone decided childless husbands needed their very own day too. We love to highlight all kinds of holidays, so this is one we had to share. Now … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – The Origin Of Your Spouse Date Night

We all have one. It defines us from the moment we take our first breath, and it stays with us until we breathe our last. Yes, we all have a hometown. I was born in Orlando, and I still live … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You

A famous song is our post title for today. We did a parody of it at our church a few years ago for a ladies retreat that focused on the seasons of life. This song is one of my favorites … Continue reading

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If Your Sheets Could Talk

Yesterday we talked about the challenges all couples face when it comes to money. If resolve isn’t found, it can be the final death blow to a struggling marriage. There is another challenging area in marriage often cited as the … Continue reading

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Do You Struggle With This In Your Marriage?

Today is Tax Day in America. It is the day we all must pay our dues to the government whether we like it or not. If they have taken too much from us during the year, it is a time … Continue reading

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If My Spouse Would Just…

Photo by Priscilla Du Perez on Unsplash How would you finish this title? “If my spouse would just…” If you have an immediate answer that involves something they need to do to change, it’s likely you have some unresolved conflict … Continue reading

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Do You Know Alfred Mosher Butts?

I didn’t until now. But you most certainly know what he created 71 years ago. My favorite board game of all time–Scrabble. That’s right, Mr. Butts was an out-of-work architect who decided to combine his love of crossword puzzles with … Continue reading

Posted in April 2019, Christian Marriage, Creative Dates, Date Night Ideas, Romantic Ideas, Ultimate Blog Challenge | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Five Friday Favorites – Marriage Memes

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. But a picture with words speaks volumes. We have an entire Pinterest Board devoted to some of our favorite marriage memes. In case you don’t know, memes are pronounced “meems” and are … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – 8 Cheap Dates On A Tight Budget

There was a time in my life when I would have taken offense at being called a “cheap date.” But once you’re married with small children, teenagers or without a job, a cheap date is a grateful option and becomes … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Conversations – The Choice Is Yours

Conversation #1 – Something was weighing on my mind. It was concerning something in our marriage, and I had been dwelling on it long enough to make me discouraged. It grew larger in my thoughts as each day passed. I … Continue reading

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2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “Z”

You read that title right. Our daughter got married in January 2018. She was the last one to leave the nest, so we knew this would be an adjustment for us. Instead of giving in to the sadness of the … Continue reading

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Monday Tradition

We celebrated our 40th anniversary in February. And for most of those years we have kept a tradition–a favorite tradition. Every Monday is our weekly date night. You may ask, “Why Monday?” We had a very practical reason. Monday was … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things

If I wake up before Tom, one of the ways I enjoy showing him my love and care is to get his coffee ready to brew. If I hear him stirring in the bedroom I’ll even press the brew button … Continue reading

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Defining Disappointments in Marriage

“If we have a misunderstanding of God we will most certainly have a wrong understanding of our circumstances.” – Lysa Terkeurst Marriage is hard. It takes a life-long commitment to pursue each other regardless of the circumstances we face. We … Continue reading

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What’s Your Marriage Forecast?

Weather. We depend on it for so much of our activities. Will we do this or that? It all depends on the weather. No one wants to eat outside when it’s too cold or too hot. Nor do we plan … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Worship Songs

The five things that are on my mind this week are worship songs. Worship plays a huge part in our marriage. It is here where we can join together worshiping our Savior using the words and melodies of heart-searching songs … Continue reading

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Vintage Posts – Savoring The Old

With ten years of posts written and published, from time to time we enjoy sharing some of our favorites with you. We call these “Vintage Posts”, because like a vintage wine they are worth savoring and enjoying. They may even … Continue reading

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