Category Archives: Newlyweds

Happy Hour

Gary Thomas Taking Action – this post is challenging and practical for wives, but it also can apply to husbands if you change the gender as you read. Here is a quote to whet your appetite for more: Your future … Continue reading

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Is Your Marriage Self-Insured?

Last September we took a direct hit by Hurricane Irma. Considering all the damage many experienced, ours was minimal. ¬†It wasn’t until January when we had a week of rain that we discovered our roof was leaking. Tom called our … 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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Decades Of Marriage – The First Ten Years

A decade is a long time–ten years, to be exact and much happens in this span of time. Just consider the past ten years of your life? Where were you in 2006? How have you changed? How has your marriage … Continue reading

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A Surprise Wedding

This video is precious and celebrates the joy it is to marry the one you know God has given to you. It’s 30 minutes long, but well worth watching every minute. See how this man loves his bride, and see … Continue reading

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A Letter To My Newlywed Self – Age 19

I was thinking recently about the whole idea of reflecting on what I would say to my 21 year old self from the vantage point of today. It made me wonder what I would say to my newlywed self about … Continue reading

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My Spouse Has Little Or No Desire For Sex

In our culture, with all the emphasis on sex, you wouldn’t think this is as big of an issue as it actually is. Yet no one wants to talk about it. Except, of course, for the spouse who is having … 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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I’ll Do It If You Notice

In a marriage it’s important that each partner knows what is expected of them in order for the home to work well. You may do most of the inside tasks, while your spouse takes care of the ones outside. Or … 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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Embracing the Moment

When a couple stands at the altar to exchange wedding vows, both promise many things to each other. Some share traditional vows and others write in their own words from the heart. Their focus is on the future and all … Continue reading

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Marriage Is Only A Shadow

This newly married husband shares a toast at his wedding reception that accurately communicates the beauty of marriage. If all couples had this mindset on their wedding day, there would be no divorce.

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The De-Masking Of Prince Charming

Each of us on a specific day of a specific year stood before others and exchanged our marriage vows. Most likely we were full of great anticipation of this being our fairy tale come true. We were committing our life … Continue reading

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