Tag Archives: Christ

If Marriage Had A Fountain Of Youth

I remember as a child hearing of Ponce de Leon’s pursuit of The Fountain Of Youth. It was said to be somewhere in Florida, and it was told he spent his life trying to find it. But he never did … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 4

31. Grace helps me celebrate their victories and accomplishments as if they were my own. 32. Grace helps me refrain from competing with my spouse and see that we’re on the same team. 33. Grace helps us become one flesh … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 3

21. Grace helps me grow my friendship with my spouse over all other friendships. 22. Grace helps me continue to study my spouse in order to love them in the way they need it most. 23. Grace helps me remember … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 2

Today we have a post on the 31 Days To A Better Marriage website. It’s titled, Being Intentionally Intentional. We invite you to click on over once you’re finished here. FYI, the post goes up 8a. PST, so if you … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 1

        Grace helps me do for my spouse what I, in my laziness, don’t want to do. Grace helps me love my spouse when they have wronged me. Grace helps me overlook things my spouse does or … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage

I was thinking the other day about the trilogy and soon–to-be-made movie of 50 Shades of Grey, and how it has been such a detriment to what a healthy relationship is as defined by God. It makes me appreciate all … Continue reading

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I Confess Marriage Can Be A Real Pain

Last night I had the privilege of catching up with a dear friend who recently said goodbye in this life to her husband of 40+ years. I asked her what was the hardest part right now for her. She said … Continue reading

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What Will The Next 31 Days Do For Your Marriage?

Actually your marriage can grow quite a bit if you take a moment and sign up for the 31 Days To A Better Marriage challenge hosted by the Alabaster Jar blog during the month of October.  It all begins today, … Continue reading

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31 Days To A Better Marriage Starts Tuesday!

Jolene Engle, of The Alabaster Jar blog is hosting an excellent series for the month of October. We wanted to let you know about it ahead of time so you won’t miss a day of the series. Click on the … Continue reading

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Are You A Wise Marriage Vineyard Owner?

The wise Vineyard owner realizes the importance of knowing their vines well. They’ll often walk the rows examining them for pests and blight in order to do what they can to keep them from damaging the growing crop. It isn’t … Continue reading

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My Spouse Would Be Perfect For Me If Only ____________!

How would you fill in the blank? What is the one area in which you wish your spouse was different? Most likely we all have an answer. Those who don’t are either not married yet, or they haven’t been together … 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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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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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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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 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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I.Love

We live in an age where we can stay connected with our spouse even when we’re not physically together. Social media has made the world so much smaller, and it can be a good thing when used to communicate our … 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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Finding Satisfaction From Our Dissatisfaction

I know this sounds impossible. How can we be satisfied in something that makes us the opposite? Left to ourselves it would be impossible. But God uses the very things that dissatisfy us to bring us to a place where … Continue reading

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