Category Archives: The Gospel & Marriage

Two Words That Change Everything

I’m reading through the One Year Bible this year, and the last book I read was Job. Now I’m about half way through Ecclesiastes, and what a contrast! The first book contains the story of a man who seemingly did … 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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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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Turning A Deaf Ear Isn’t Love

I heard it again this morning. I was lamenting the fact to Tom that I’ve gained 10 pounds, and I’m having a hard time losing them. <sigh> His wise counsel to me was something I’ve heard over and over–you need … Continue reading

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What To Do When You’re Not In The Mood

Everyone at some point or another in marriage will face times where you just don’t feel like making love. But what happens when this happens and your spouse really, really wants to? There are several options. But first it’s important … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Hard to believe it’s time for our Specials of the Week already. And this week we’re sharing several posts because we just couldn’t choose one blog to highlight. Take some time this weekend reading, gleaning and enjoying your marriage! Intimacy … Continue reading

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Confronting Confrontation

Such a harsh word, don’t you think? Con.fron.ta.tion. It sounds like it wants to pick a fight! And oftentimes it does in many marriages. But.what.if.we.were.to.think.differently? What if the next time our spouse mentions something in which they believe we need … 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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Beware Of These 6 Little Foxes

Marriage is a privilege, a gift from God that allows us to reflect the love Christ has for the church. In our culture oftentimes the most important part of getting married is the wedding itself! Imagine if a vineyard owner … Continue reading

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If Only My Spouse Would ______________!

If only my spouse would ______________! How you fill in the blank determines if you feed your spouse’s inner critic or inner encourager. Imagine these inner voices living on each shoulder whispering thoughts into your spouse’s ear. It’s our job … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This past week J, of Hot, Holy and Humorous, wrote a post that we simply must share with you. The title alone compelled me to share it, but when I read the post in it’s entirety? Wow. Tom and I … Continue reading

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The Unselfish Server

Tom and I went to a restaurant after our church service yesterday. It was a busy place with people everywhere. One of the servers (not our’s mind you) walked passed our table and noticed our two empty paper straw covers. … Continue reading

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What If My Marriage Has Disappointed me?

This post continues the conversation that began with our post You Could Be Dissing Your Marriage And Not Know It. I’ve been thinking a lot about disappointments and how detrimental they can be to a marriage. If you have a … Continue reading

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You Could Be Dissing Your Marriage And Not Know It

To diss someone is to: —v.t. 1. to show disrespect for; affront. 2. to disparage; belittle.  As you can see to dis your spouse is not the way God intends for husbands and wives to relate. We are to show high regard and honor for … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This week we celebrated Independence Day in the United States of America. It was our nation’s birthday, and everywhere you looked you could see signs of the nationwide party about to take place. For our Happy Hour feature we wanted … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things

Romance. It means so many different things to different people. Some love to give and receive gifts. Some love to hear little words of affirmation. Still others enjoy surprising acts of kindness. Whatever your love language or your spouse’s–you should … Continue reading

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Expect-cations

You may have never put these two words together, but most likely you pack them both when heading out the door for your family get-away: Expectations and vacations. They seem to go hand in hand. But is this a good … Continue reading

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Is Your Marriage Primed?

We are spending three weeks at Barefoot Cabin getting it ready for the rental program. We started the long, arduous task of painting the interior walls. Most were either hunter green or red. We want to lighten and brighten the … Continue reading

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What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

Now that’s a title! And it’s one most of us face at one time or another in our marriage. There are times when we don’t have a clue what is best for us in certain situations. Maybe your spouse feels … Continue reading

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