Tag Archives: Christianity

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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Do You Differ or Defer?

It’s amazing to me how often the Lord will get my attention by defining two words. One is usually what I should be doing, and the other is what I tend to do left to myself. Case in point: Differ … Continue reading

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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 5

41. Grace allows us to look back and see the good, and look forward with faith for the future. 42. Grace doesn’t demand, instead it gives and gives and gives. 43. Grace helps us stay the course when we don’t … 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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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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Wives Of The Bible Book Review And Giveaway

I have the privilege of reviewing a new book being released today. It’s titled, Wives Of The Bible, and includes 25 lessons from women who’s stories are told in the Bible for our benefit. Jolene Engle does an excellent job … 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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50 Daily Kindnesses

  Pour their coffee in the morning and take it to them before they get out of bed. Write an encouraging Bible verse on the shower wall. Pray specifically for your spouse’s day and write a note telling them you … 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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The Other Side Of Trouble

We have worked hard the past 3 weeks doing more home renovations at Barefoot Cabin than we have ever done before. It has been a dream come true for us, but it has also been a s-t-r-e-t-c-h in every sense … 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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What’s Your Filter?

I love taking photographs of anything and everything. I drive Tom crazy because I like taking pictures of what we’re eating as well, and he has to wait while his food gets cold.  I like to think of myself as … 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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The Grey Havens

“Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the … Continue reading

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The How’s And Why’s Of Desperate Prayer

We have heard it said that when trouble is weighing heavily on you that this is an indication of the need for more prayer. If you haven’t completely left it at the foot of the Cross, then stay in prayer … 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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