Category Archives: Growing Strong Marriages

5 Marriage Blogger Husband’s Answer This Question…

Why is Sex Important? Part One Listen in on this podcast as my husband, Tom, and the following men discuss this vital aspect of Sex in a healthy Marriage: Paul Byerly, The Generous Husband and The XY Code Scott Means, Heaven … Continue reading

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Loving v. Virginia – 50 Years of Interracial Marriage

John Piper has written an outstanding tribute to the pivotal anniversary celebrated today. It was on June 12, 1967 when the United States Supreme Court declared unconstitutional all state laws that prohibited interracial marriage. But it didn’t change in America instantly. … Continue reading

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Please Take Our Poll: How Do You Selfie?

We invite you to take our Selfie Survey.  Also, feel free to share a selfie photo in our comments if you’d like. 🙂

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The Core of Who We Are

When we began blogging in 2008, there were only a handful of marriage bloggers seeking to spread the encouragement that marriages can not only survive, but thrive. Now 9 years later there are 130 marriage blogs who have committed to … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompts – Yelping It

Do you ever get tired of doing the same old things, going to the same places for dates because it’s all you know? I get that! Tom and I certainly have our favorite restaurants–I’ll post about them later. But what … Continue reading

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3 Ways Easter Makes A Difference In Marriage

Easter is without a doubt the most important date on the calendar for Christians, because if there was no Easter, Christmas would have no meaning. But Easter occurred and this informs our marriage that we have hope. Hope that there … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompts – Skyward

I am a Florida native and have grown up with the Space Program in my backyard. I have many precious memories watching rockets, space shuttles and satellites being launched into orbit. As an added bonus, we have a great view … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompts – Explore

  The weather is beautiful this time of year for most places. But Florida outdoes herself in the Spring, if I say so myself. Tom and I drove to the other side of town this past weekend to check out … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Oldyweds About Romance

You’re most likely familiar with the Newlywed Game. It’s where couples married under a year are asked questions separately to see how well they know each other. Paul Byerly has challenged Christian Marriage Bloggers to post 10 questions about any topic … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompts

If you’ve read our blog long, you know that Monday has always been our date night–for as long as I can remember. We chose Mondays because it was our pastor’s day off and no church meetings were ever scheduled on … Continue reading

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Cherish – From Obligation To Delight

Hey. Tom here this time sharing with you my review of a new book written by Gary Thomas. You know him for his excellent book titled, Sacred Marriage, I hope you’ll get to know him even more by buying and … Continue reading

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The Beauty of a Crimson Stained Marriage

The year was predicted to yield a bumper crop, a winemaker’s dream. The vines had experienced near perfect growing conditions all summer, and harvest was just beginning. At 3:20a. on the morning of August 24th, the unimaginable happened. An earthquake … Continue reading

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A Time For Everything…

Every marriage faces different seasons. Some you see coming and others take you by surprise with a phone call. Being aware of this helps us adjust when the winds change–rather than get blown away by the emotional roller coaster, we … Continue reading

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Thirsty For Romance

Date nights can become routine, and during the Christmas season they can become non-existent. Why not plan something special this week while you’re out shopping together? Romantic Tip for this week is to include our Mall Date Night idea we shared … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real This Christmas–Can You Relate?

My house is a mess. I am decorating for Christmas, but there are demands keeping me from finishing it all at once. Oh sure, I’ve posted photos on Instagram zoomed in where it appears my home is picture perfect, but it’s not. It … Continue reading

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(S)Elf On The Shelf

Our daughter sent us a photo on the first of December. It’s of their little elf who had brought hot chocolate for their 4 children to enjoy when they 2 woke up. It’s a cute tradition many young families have … Continue reading

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Thirsty For Romance

Many of us wait until January to make those New Year resolutions, but what if we were to change this mindset? What if we were to purpose to end 2016 well giving us a head start on 2017? If you … Continue reading

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Romantic Advent Calendar

Christmas is coming and it’s easy for our marriage to take a backseat to all the shopping and family outings. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Spend a few minutes now to plan some romance into your month in … Continue reading

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Thirsty For Romance

I don’t know about you, but this past month has been quite difficult for us. And the election was only a small part of it. We’ve dealt with health issues–our own and those of people we love. We’ve had a … Continue reading

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Uncovering 5 Practices Detrimental To Marriage: The Final Two

The last two practices you may or may not realize you’re doing. This is why we want to shine the light on these two together. It happens when we listen to our spouse either with our mind made up based … Continue reading

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