Tag Archives: Christ

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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Being One In Purpose ON Purpose

We  have dear friends over at Marriage Missions International who are also members of The Christian Marriage Bloggers Association with us. Their website is full of biblical wisdom regarding every issue concerning marriage. They have been doing this for well … Continue reading

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Thankful For My Husband’s Failures

I am being freshly challenged by what it means to be a helper to my husband. It is a high calling and one that doesn’t come naturally to me. I am selfish and tend to go after what makes me … Continue reading

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Are You A Suitable Companion?

As we continue our series focusing on the wife’s role as a helper to her husband, I want to share how much this has helped our marriage become what it is today. Not that I’ve been the one solely to … Continue reading

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How A Wife Can Mirror God In Her Marriage

Most of us are familiar with the hit tune, Stand By Your Man. It’s a great virtue really, to be willing to stand up for, beside and with your man through all the ins and outs of married life. But … Continue reading

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What It Means To Be A Helper To Your Husband

I was talking with some ladies a while ago when the conversation led to our role as our husband’s helper. It was a good discussion with friends who have strong marriages that have lasted decades. There were some who shared … Continue reading

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15+ Tips For Great Communication In Marriage

We had a reader ask us if we would post some tips on how to have healthy communication in your marriage. What a lofty goal to put such wise advice into our daily Healthy Marriage Tips. So we’ve decided it … Continue reading

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Is Your Spouse A Prisoner Of Your Expectations?

Imagine you’re having a conversation with your spouse when something doesn’t quite sit right with you. You ask your spouse a question to clarify what you heard them say. They don’t respond right away. There is, what we call, a … 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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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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The Holy Spirit Is Like A Hurricane

Consider this metaphor – The Holy Spirit is like a hurricane over the waters stirring up the winds of passion and thanksgiving.  The waters are swelling higher and higher as the anticipation of God’s nearness becomes a reality to weary … Continue reading

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Spot Removal

Jesus spent much of His three years of ministry sharing word pictures with all who would listen. Some asked what the parables meant, others shook them off as crazy. We think God still speaks to us in word pictures, or … 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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GYRO Week 6 – Romantic Easter Date

It’s spring, and Easter is right around the corner. As Christians there isn’t a more important date on the calendar, for Easter represents the freedom Christ bought for us. It truly is a date to celebrate. And as couples the … Continue reading

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Where Hearts Connect And Spirits Collide

The following is a quote from Sam Storms’ book The Hope of Glory: “What things below hinder our focus on the things above? What earthly entanglements exert a downward drag on your soul? What worldly attractions have become distractions and … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Thoughts?

As Christians we are well versed on the Truth that God knows our thoughts, but do we really take this Truth to heart? We subscribe to an e-mail devotional that takes the writings of several Puritan writers and re-publishes them … Continue reading

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I Will Be Your Witness

Today we want to talk about an important aspect of marriage, something you may not have thought about. It will help if you take a few minutes to watch this movie clip from Shall We Dance first. Witness.  A witness … Continue reading

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Come Grow Old With Me

I remember when we reached the point in our marriage where we had been together longer than we had been single. It was thrilling to have crossed that milestone bringing with it a sense of success. Although we were very … Continue reading

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