Category Archives: Priorities

Not This Time

Change. We change clothes daily. We change our schedules to meet demands. We change our attitudes when it’s hurting others. Change can be easy if it’s something we want to do. But not all change is easy. I have found … Continue reading

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Living Our Marriage Backwards

Our church just finished a series studying the book of Ecclesiastes. It has been a sobering and encouraging endeavor. I have learned much in the process. I am grateful for a church where God’s Word is cherished–all 66 books of … 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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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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Vintage Post—9 Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Marriage

(Originally posted on March 13, 2013) Photo Credit: Imperfect Homemaking blog There was a day when people invested time and energy in cleaning their home from top to bottom each and every spring. I know because we lived next door … Continue reading

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6 Questions To Evaluate The State Of Your Union

It’s January, but more surprising than that–it’s 2019! It seems like yesterday when we were concerned about Y2K. We blink and time flies by at record pace. Yet it stays the same. Seconds turn to minutes. Minutes turn to hours. … Continue reading

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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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Erasing Your Spouse

Have you ever shared something with your spouse and realized they hadn’t heard a word you said? Either they were distracted by their gadgets or the TV, but it was obvious they weren’t listening to you. If we’re honest we … Continue reading

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Is Your Marriage Like This?

It seems more and more couples are sharing with us the current lack of health in their marriage. We can see the pain and disappointment in their eyes. It grieves us because we know this is not how marriage is … Continue reading

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A Gift to Avoid Drift

For my birthday this year Tom has committed to work out with me at home. He went so far and quit his gym membership too, so I knew he was serious. I am excited for this new chapter in our … Continue reading

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Wake Up Call

This has been a difficult week for our church family. A dear friend and long time member of our church had a massive heart attack last Tuesday morning. They were just enjoying normal life when this crisis hit them unexpectedly. … Continue reading

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This One Practice Produces Change

In our last post we talked about the detriment it is to have a condemning spirit towards your spouse. Today we want to talk about the antidote. In the Christian life the antidote to a condemning spirit is a grateful … Continue reading

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11 Possible Indicators You Have A Mediocre Marriage

MEDIOCRE. Just the sound of it is blah, don’t you think? I looked up the definition and found this interesting… One of the things that is remarkable about mediocre is the extent to which it has retained its meaning over … Continue reading

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Is Your Marriage All In?

There is growing tendency in newly married couples to stay independent financially, socially and emotionally. This is cause for great concern. Let me explain… When we said, I Do, we were committing to a new way of life. We were … Continue reading

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Anticipating What’s to Come

What a privilege it is to encourage you and your marriage to grow. It is a responsibility we don’t take lightly. When life requires our attention there is a constant struggle of wanting to give you our best, yet take … 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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What’s Your One Thing?

Many couples we’ve talked to have areas in their marriage that are neglected simply because the husband or wife doesn’t do something that they could or should do? It may be because they don’t make it a priority on their … Continue reading

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Peeking In Your Bedroom

No, it’s not what you think.  What I’m talking about is something to help you and your marriage. It’s not difficult to do and you don’t need to study to figure out how to do it. All you have to … Continue reading

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Making Time For Romance When Life Is Too Busy

There are times in marriage when life is too busy to focus on romance, and it’s okay. There are lots of ways to appreciate your spouse and to help your romantic love grow during such seasons.  But you might not … Continue reading

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To Perpetuate or Percolate

You might be wondering where we’ve been, or you might not have missed us at all. But in either case, we feel it necessary to explain our absence. I just returned from hosting my first ladies retreat at Barefoot Cabin … Continue reading

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