Category Archives: Aging

Happy Hour

Ask Pastor John Is Oral Sex Okay? – John Piper answers this common question for married couples wanting to know. Gary Thomas The Ebb and Flow Of Physical Attraction in Marriage – a good reminder. Intimacy In Marriage Sex Isn’t … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – Meet The Gardners

(originally posted on April 23, 2013) Have you ever heard your spouse talk about someone over and over, but never had the chance to meet them? Someone they had met before you were together? You’ve heard so much about them … Continue reading

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Consider This…

We have a neighbor whose husband passed away a couple of weeks ago. Several of us who live in the neighborhood went over to share our condolences and bring a gift of remembrance to her. It was a sweet time … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – What Would Your Epitaph Say?

(This post was originally published on August 6, 2013.) If we could plan to meet for coffee one afternoon, I’m sure we would talk about normal everyday kinds of things. But there would be a moment when the conversation turned … Continue reading

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Old Age Fresh Love

“Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be” is a quote lovers use often to express their devotion. However, when old age is knocking on the door it doesn’t seem to have the same romantic appeal. It is … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – A Daisy A Day

A Daisy A Day Posted on April 18, 2012 by Debi Walter We talk a lot about the importance of doing little kindnesses for our spouse on a regular basis. We are encouraged to do this in the hopes it will become a … Continue reading

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Decades of Marriage – The Fourth Ten Years

We’ve had some extensive posts about what to expect in each decade of marriage. Now we’ve caught up to where we are. Tom and I celebrated our 37th anniversary in February, so we’re almost through our fourth decade–crazy! This  has … Continue reading

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Decades Of Marriage – The Third Ten Years

You’ve just celebrated 20 years together. You wonder how in the world you’ve made it this far–wasn’t it yesterday when we were starting out on this adventure called marriage? Time has proven to fly, and it’s possible to feel lost … Continue reading

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Is Menopause Destroying Sex In Your Marriage? – Intimacy In Marriage

Intimacy In Marriage – My dear friend, Julie, is running a series on Thursdays about the difficulties marriages face that can have an adverse effect on our sexual intimacy. Here are some of the titles to other posts in this … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Elliot 1926-2015

This morning at the age of 88, Elisabeth Elliot went to be with the Lord. Oh to see the reunion of her with her first husband Jim as she tells him what happened with the Auca Indians after his death. Imagine … Continue reading

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The Many Faces Of Empty

Empty. It’s a funny word when you say it by itself. It sounds like two letters of the alphabet “M” and “T”. I don’t know about you, but it’s a word I use often, and it has many faces. Think … Continue reading

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Finding Love Right Where You Are

You may be familiar with a current hit song by Ed Sheeran titled, Thinking Out Loud. In it he talks about all the mundane seasons of a relationship–growing older, yet loving each other more through these everyday moments. Think about … Continue reading

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21 Day Fix For Marriage

Three Weeks.  Three weeks pass quickly, especially when you’re on an extended vacation. Ah! Doesn’t a three week cruise sound wonderful? But it’s not happening for us and probably not for you either. <sigh> But three weeks really does go … 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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Everyday Romance – Remember When

Today’s challenge is short and sweet–Find a picture from one of your favorite times together. Take some time to write out what you loved most about this time in your history. To Help You Think of what you were doing … Continue reading

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May Our Marriages Last This Long…

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A Landmark Year–Life In The 60’s

Tom turned 60 last month. 60! Nothing has really changed to make him seem older, but just saying 60 sounds like he’s reached a new season. And he has. When I think about the past 5 years so much has … Continue reading

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Today Is Special…Why?

Today is Tom’s 60th Birthday, and I have some special things planned. Two weeks ago I surprised him by having a small gathering of friends and family–some from out of town that he had no idea were in town. I … Continue reading

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We’re Home And We Carry With Us A Lasting Metaphor

We hope you enjoyed our photos from our trip to California. I took a total of 1480 pictures over fourteen days–yeah, I’m grateful for digital cameras, but not nearly as much as Tom is. 😉  We would have never been … Continue reading

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When Love Requires More Than You Can Give-The Captain and Tennille Story

I grew up listening and singing along with the Captain and Tennille. Their music had a way of sticking in my head even when I didn’t want it too–“I will, I will, I will…” See? On January 16, 2014, after … Continue reading

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