Category Archives: Holidays

The Valentine’s Day Attitude Of A Healthy Marriage

Today is Valentine’s Day. Rather than talk about the romance of it all, Gary Thomas shares how to adjust our attitude so we’re not disappointed when our spouse doesn’t do or say something we were hoping they would. He calls … Continue reading

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To Do Or Not Do, That’s The Question

This Saturday is February 1st. It’s hard to believe we are already one month in to the New Year. And we are fast approaching one of my favorite holidays–Valentine’s Day. I love this day because our tradition is for me … Continue reading

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Twenty Questions to Ring in 2020

For the past four years I have chosen one word to focus on in the New Year in lieu of a list of resolutions. This past year my word was faith, and did God ever teach me what faith looks … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful, Wild Life (Drive, that is!)

Tom and I woke to an empty home yesterday for the first time in 38 years–when we first became parents. But we weren’t alone. God met us in special ways throughout the days leading up to Christmas. Our kids kept … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy – Unwrap Yourself

One of the best gifts you can give your spouse is yourself. As Gary Thomas says often, “Your wife is your Eve–the only woman in the world created by God for you. In the same way, your husband is your … Continue reading

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‘‘Tis The Season” Means More To Us This Year

This has become a God-ordained season of reflection. A time to pause and remember all that has transpired in our family at Christmastime through the years. I remember many hardships and sorrows as well as joys and laughter that have … Continue reading

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Gratefulness Abounds

This morning I awoke with the realization that the holidays are here. And not just in the stores–they don’t count since they began before Halloween; Our home is decked out for Christmas with a bit of Thanksgiving strewn about. We … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day in the USA. It’s a day when we purpose to tell mom all the things we appreciate about her. Some buy flowers, send cards or cook her favorite meal. It’s a nice tradition meant to make … Continue reading

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The Resurrection And Marriage

Jesus Christ has risen! He has conquered death and the grave. This is the best of news to any who are looking to be set free from their patterns of sin and shame. Jesus is the answer. Why?  Because He … 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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Happy Valentine’s Day

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6 Last Minute Valentines Ideas To The Rescue

There are couples who go all out for Valentines Day because they enjoy it. Whether you spend a ridiculous amount of money to dine out with the crowds (hardly romantic in my humble opinion), or maybe you buy stereotypical gifts … Continue reading

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A Dozen Valentine Ideas 4 U

Valentine’s Day. Many people roll their eyes just thinking of it. You may think it hokey. You may think it a gimmick instigated by the card and chocolate industries to get you to part with your money. But what if … Continue reading

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Seven Romantic Quotes From (Can You Guess?)

When Tom and I first started dating he lived two and half hours away from me. Long-distance phone calls were very expensive inside the state, so we wrote each other often. We spent one anniversary reading through them, and it … Continue reading

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Try This With Your Married Friends For Valentine’s Day

The year was about 1990. Valentine’s Day was near, so we decided to celebrate with the couples in our Small Group. We had an older couple who was a part of our group from the beginning. They practiced hospitality to … Continue reading

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One Of My Favorite Things

I love discovering the story behind songs I love. Tor Constantino, a friend we have come to know through blogging, asked his FB friends to share their favorite Christmas Carol. I was surprised at how many chose my favorite song … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Defer and Prefer Your Spouse This Christmas

If you have managed to open this post, you most likely have a minute to spare this Christmas Eve. Congratulations! Let me encourage you in this minute to make the most of this time. Pause. Breathe. Remember why we celebrate … Continue reading

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Focus On Thanksgiving This Christmas

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for many reasons. The main one is it is the only holiday that isn’t bombarded with commercialism. Thanksgiving is the one day set aside where we pause and reflect on the blessings we have been … Continue reading

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It’s December – Enjoy

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Date Night Challenge 2018 – The Letter “X” – Xtra Special Advent Calendar

I love it when November has an extra week after Thanksgiving. It makes it easier to transition from one big holiday to the next. If you’re like us, it’s easy for our marriage to take a back seat to all … Continue reading

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