Category Archives: Intimacy

From Darkness To Light – Take Our Marriage Poll

Light. It has a way of providing direction when we need it most. Have you ever experienced total darkness? The kind where you can’t see your hand in front of your face? I have and it can be paralyzing. We … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Retired Life

Tom retired a year ago, after what I like to call three soft-landings. It was strange for him to switch from a “work to save for retirement” mentality to a “let’s live on what we’ve saved for retirement” mindset. I … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Turning 60, Off To A Good Start

On Wednesday I awoke with the realization that time passes so quickly. How did I get to 60? I don’t feel 60 most days, but recently I feel older than that. I have been fighting an ongoing health issue–not serious, … Continue reading

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Time To Stop Listening, And Start Talking Loud And Clear

The title may seem backwards, but it’s not. I’m not talking about listening to others. I’m talking about how often we listen to our own thoughts and allow them to inform our mood for the day. Instead, we should speak … Continue reading

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Engulfed By Emotions Can Be Embarrassing

I have always been emotional. I cry at movies. I cry at weddings. I have even been known to cry at a funeral of someone whom I had never met. I put myself in another’s place and imagine what it … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Asked Your Spouse This?

Yesterday we had lunch with friends and this question came up… When have you been the most afraid? It was a good question that led to an hour-long discussion involving lots of emotion. Some had had near-death experiences involving themselves … Continue reading

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In To Me See – An Invitation Reserved For One

“In to me see” is a term our pastor coined for intimacy. If done right we are inviting our spouse to see into our lives in a way no one else does. It is for their eyes, ears and heart … Continue reading

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“You Are So Beautiful To Me”

Wives, how many of you have heard your husband say this to you? I would imagine most of us would say we have, but do you believe him? Or do you find yourself arguing or rejecting his compliments? You may … Continue reading

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5 Marriage Blogger Husband’s Answer This Question…

Why is Sex Important?Β 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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Happy Hour

I want to start out this week’s Happy Hour specials by telling you of a new page on FaceBook that highlights all the Christian Marriage Bloggers of whom we highly recommend. This is a place you can go with confidence … Continue reading

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Survey Invitation For The Effects Of Menopause On Your Sex Life

  Happy Wednesday! I’ve been asked to provide a guest post for Julie Sibert of Intimacy In Marriage blog on the effects menopause has had on the sex life of a healthy marriage. This is why I’m sending you this … Continue reading

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What Age Does Sex Stop In Marriage?

One wouldn’t think this is such a difficult question to answer. I used to think sex ended when you got old–like in your fifties. But then, I turned 50! πŸ˜‰ Now old is always 15 years older than me. I’m … Continue reading

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What To Do When You’re Not In The Mood

Everyone at some point or another in marriage will face times where you just don’t feel like making love. But what happens when this happens and your spouse really, really wants to? There are several options. But first it’s important … Continue reading

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When Your Sex Drive Putters Out

Last week I pulled back the curtain, and I’m compelled to do the same with this post, but it is a lot more personal. However, I can’t shake the importance of this topic, so here goes… A few months ago … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Hard to believe it’s time for our Specials of the Week already. And this week we’re sharing several posts because we just couldn’t choose one blog to highlight. Take some time this weekend reading, gleaning and enjoying your marriage! Intimacy … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This week we celebrated Independence Day in the United States of America. It was our nation’s birthday, and everywhere you looked you could see signs of the nationwide party about to take place. For our Happy Hour feature we wanted … Continue reading

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Are You A Suitable Companion?

As we continue our series focusing on the wife’s role as a helper to her husband, I want to share how much this has helped our marriage become what it is today. Not that I’ve been the one solely to … Continue reading

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Does Your Wife Know All The Little Things You Love About Her?

This week we are joining the CMBA conversation with Paul Byerly of The Generous Husband blog. He shared the lyrics to a song that he heard on the radio titled Little Things, by One Direction.Β He ended his post by asking … Continue reading

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Sexpectations

Winston Smith with Christian Counseling Education Foundation shares some excellent points in the following video regarding the expectations you may have in your marriage, especially in your sexual intimacy. I’ve often said sex is a barometer of how our marriage … Continue reading

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The Hidden Room With A View

A husband and wife were busy attending to the needs of their family, their home, their church, when they heard the Father call their names. He led them to a door in their house that they had never before noticed. … Continue reading

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