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Category Archives: Emotional
Do You Feel Understood?
How well do you understand your spouse? When they experience loss or disappointment, are you surprised at their expression or lack of expression? We tend to judge our spouse based on how we would respond thinking we’re being helpful. We … Continue reading
What Is Your Endurance Level in Marriage?
Life has made it very difficult for me to work out on a consistent basis. I do it just enough to be really sore afterwards–for days. My endurance is lacking. How do I increase my endurance? By doing what I … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Marriage, Emotional, Intellectual, Intimacy, Physical, Spiritual Tagged Intimacy in Marriage, Marriage Endurance 1 Comment
Making Memories That Last
I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been on a retreat with several of my dear friends. I am learning to be present wherever I am, and last week I was present with them and with the Lord who … Continue reading
Posted in Cherishing, Christian Marriage, Emotional, Growing Strong Marriages, Intimacy, Love Songs, Music Tagged Boxes, Goo Goo Dolls, Love Songs, memories, Widowed 1 Comment
Do You Believe The Truth Or Lies In Your Marriage?
I was praying about this post not sure exactly what needed to be said. That’s when the above rhyme came to me. I had to read it, write it, think about it and then I realized the truth in its … Continue reading
As we’ve mentioned we are decluttering our house. Every closet, every drawer, every cabinet is being organized and it feels amazing. If clutter were measured in pounds I think we’ve lost at least 100 pounds. Yes! I must tell you, … Continue reading
Road Trip Romance
Tom and I find ourselves on the road a lot these days. We are heading home today after two weeks visiting our kids and some friends. 2500 miles accumulated on the odometer and hours of time to talk. We’ve discovered … Continue reading
Intimacy In Marriage: Our Poll Results
It’s been three months since we asked you to take a poll letting us know one or two areas where your marriage is most in need. We had a great response, thank you! Our Current Need For Marriage Help poll … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Marriage, Emotional, Growing Strong Marriages, Intimacy Tagged Intimacy, marriage, Physical intimacy 1 Comment
Can I Be Honest?
I recently talked with a wife who said she was finally in a place in their marriage where she could be honest with her husband. They didn’t have a bad marriage. But they had settled and weren’t working to make … Continue reading
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
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
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
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