Category Archives: Testimonies

A Secret All Husbands Would Do Well To Know

I was going through older blog posts from some of my favorite marriage bloggers when I found a gem. It’s an article by Kate with One Flesh Marriage, that she wrote in March of 2012 titled, Emotional Alphabet. She shares … Continue reading

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A Tribute To A Lifelong Love

On Friday another dear friend of our’s went to be with the Lord. He would have been 66 this month, and he leaves behind a devoted wife, four adult children along with their spouses and many grandchildren who loved him … Continue reading

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This May Be The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Spouse

I was touched recently by the tradition of Jerry Orbach to his wife, Elaine. You may remember him from his acting career on Law & Order for 13 years. Elaine will remember him as a faithful husband who never failed … Continue reading

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Time To Pull Back The Curtain

Today I want to continue our conversation over a cup of coffee. You see, there are things that God has recently taken me through that I believe will help those of you who may be facing a similar challenge in … Continue reading

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The Longest Wait

Sometimes a story just needs to be told and retold. This story is one. I am struck by this widow’s commitment to her husband when she said, “He loved me his entire life, and I will love him for all … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Be Happier

As you know, my family surprised me last week by taking me to Savannah for Mother’s Day. I was struggling with sadness the entire week before because everywhere I went I saw signs for Mother’s Day reminding me my Mother … Continue reading

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Meet The Gardners

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 that it’s almost like you know … 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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8 “We Do’s” To Keep Our Marriage Strong

We recently discovered a question posed by the Do Not Disturb blog. They asked us to post about what WE DO on a consistent basis to keep our marriage strong. Their goal is to get married couples all over the … 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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Confessions of a Blessed Wife

I wake up every morning with an overwhelming sense of God’s blessing on my life. It isn’t because my life is perfect–it isn’t. It isn’t because everything has played out the way I’d hoped–it hasn’t. It isn’t even because I … Continue reading

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God Is Always Listening

We love hearing testimonies of God’s love and grace in the marriages of friends and acquaintances. God is always at work in our marriage helping us grow more in love with Him and each other, yet we often forget His … Continue reading

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Going For The Gold In Your Marriage

The 2012 Summer Olympics began last night. The opening ceremony took us on a walk through Britain’s rich history. It was quite the show, as it should have been for the entire production took seven years of dedication and practice … Continue reading

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It Was Unexpected – Really.

Last week was one we’ll not soon forget. On Tuesday it was my 53rd birthday. Tom left for work to meet with his boss only to find out this meeting was to inform him he would no longer be needed. … Continue reading

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Do You Notice?

Have you ever had one of those times when you are surrounded by people you love and you step back and take in the moment? It can happen at a birthday party, a funeral, or a graduation. They are pivotal … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day. We pray you’ve had a relaxing weekend spending special time with your spouse, family and friends. A couple of years ago we paid tribute to my uncle and aunt on this day. We think it’s worth sharing … Continue reading

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What Day Is Yours Alone?

Anniversaries are special in a way no other annual celebrations are, for this date belongs to you and your spouse alone. We love looking back over our 33 years together remembering how we celebrated each year on February 24th. Today … Continue reading

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Mortified – Part 3

This is part three of a three part series on mortifying pride in my heart. I pray it will help you and help me as I remember this significant season in my life. Part 3 I want to share with … Continue reading

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Mortified – Part 2

Yesterday I began sharing with you one of the most significant times of growth in my life. It effected my marriage in a powerful way, and my prayer is my testimony will help others who may struggle with similar besetting … Continue reading

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