Category Archives: Priorities

Happy Hour

The Special Blog of the Week we want to share with you is the Do Not Disturb blog. Justin and Megan do an excellent job of encouraging intimacy and the freedom there is to be found behind closed doors. They are … Continue reading

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Keeping Our Final Destination In View

Paul David Tripp is one of our favorite author/speaker/teachers of all time. His latest post speaks to the reason we find ourselves disappointed, disheartened, and disillusioned when it comes to all aspects of life, including marriage. He makes seven points … Continue reading

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25+ Ways To Bless Your Spouse When You’re Expecting

There is nothing that changes the dynamic of your marriage so quickly as hearing these two words: We’re pregnant! Within days the morning sickness (or all day sickness, in some cases) kicks in and the wife is taken out of her … Continue reading

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Are You A Weed-Puller Or A Weed-Ignorer?

I’m sitting at my computer and I can hardly move. Why? Because I spent and hour and a half weeding my garden this morning before it got too hot. Every time I weed I wonder why it is that I … Continue reading

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It’s About Time or What An Alarm Clock Taught Me About Marriage

Our next Barefoot Cabin analogy came when Tom and I were told by our rental agency that we should provide an alarm clock in every bedroom. I can’t remember the last time we actually bought one, so we headed to … Continue reading

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The Grey Havens

“Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Marriage Blogging Wife

My friend, Kate, who writes the One Flesh Marriage Blog along with her husband, Brad, started a challenge to all marriage bloggers. It is to write out 10 confessions of what your life really looks like on a daily basis. … Continue reading

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How’s The Climate In Your Marriage?

Have you ever been to Savannah, GA? Some of our good friends are there right now resting after the marriage of their daughter (and last one to leave home) on Saturday. I got a text from her saying how beautiful … Continue reading

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What Weddings Can Help Us See

Today we have the privilege of witnessing the vows of our life-long friends’ daughter. It is a day to celebrate, because on this day her parents will receive the reward from their years of investment in her life. As he … Continue reading

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What Jurassic Park Taught Me About Love

Every Thursday during the month of April, we are thrilled to have our son, Jason, guest blogging for us. We’ve given him creative license to write about whatever is on his mind and heart concerning marriage. We believe you’ll be … Continue reading

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9 Tips On How To Spring Clean Your Marriage

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 to a dear woman for 12 … Continue reading

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The Bachelor…Husband?

Today we’re thrilled to step aside as our son, Jason, shares what’s on his heart concerning marriage. We think you’ll enjoy his writing style as he is quite funny. There is no greater joy than realizing your children have caught … Continue reading

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On Devotion

Devotion. It’s one of those words we know, but may or may not realize the weight it carries. Listen to Noah Webster’s definition from his 1828 dictionary: Ardent love or affection; attachment manifested by constant attention. Ardent is another word we … Continue reading

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I Choose Thankful

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Entering The Quiet – A Slow Reentry After Prayer

Today we provide the fourth theme on entering the quiet place that Gary Thomas shares from his book, Seeking The Face Of God. 4. A Slow Re-Entry After Prayer – Since spiritual contemplation is largely a lost art in today’s … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Limited Curiosity

It is ironic that this post is taking place the week leading up to the biggest, most important election America has ever seen. The values and goals of each candidate couldn’t be more different and whomever is chosen to lead … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm

Today is Halloween. The day when most families are thinking about a night for their children to have fun collecting candy and playing scary games. But not so this year. Halloween 2012 will be remembered as the one where “Frankenstorm” … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Bridled Tongue

I have always loved to talk–ask my family, ask my husband. It is something I enjoy doing. It wasn’t until the past few years though, when the Lord began arresting my attention in this area of my life. My words … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet

“And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD … Continue reading

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Comfortable With The Quiet

How would you rate the quietness of your life on a scale of 1 – 10, with 1 being the goal? Here’s another way to ask the same question, if you were to spend an hour sitting in your favorite … Continue reading

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