Tag Archives: Gary Thomas

The Attributes of a Healthy Marriage – Cherish

Cherish is a word most of us use in our wedding vows, but most likely don’t realize what it means. Cherish: to keep or cultivate with care and affection; to entertain or harbor in the mind deeply and resolutely;  (“Cherish.” Merriam-Webster.com. … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real–Worth The Effort

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love parties. I love holidays. I love surprises. I love celebrations. Since Tom has retired it makes it very difficult to surprise him. He is almost always home when I’m home. … Continue reading

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Cherish – From Obligation To Delight

Hey. Tom here this time sharing with you my review of a new book written by Gary Thomas. You know him for his excellent book titled, Sacred Marriage, I hope you’ll get to know him even more by buying and … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – What Is Biblical Fellowship?

We recently heard it said that Christian married couples who have been happily married for many years usually have one thing in common — they share biblical fellowship regularly.  What is biblical fellowship?  It is communicating with your spouse openly … Continue reading

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The Hazards Of Growing Closer

Did you know that marriage comes with a warning label? Ok. We all know it doesn’t, but it should. Marriage is the closest you’ll ever be to someone in this life. Your spouse knows everything about you, your good side, … Continue reading

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But I’m Bored

I remember when my kids used to say this to me all the time. I countered their whining with,  “if you’re bored, then I’ll give you more chores to fill your time.” They learned not to say that anymore. But it … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Slow Reentry After Prayer

Today we provide the fourth theme on entering the quiet place that Gary Thomas shares from his book, Seeking The Face Of God. 4. A Slow Re-Entry After Prayer – Since spiritual contemplation is largely a lost art in today’s … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Limited Curiosity

It is ironic that this post is taking place the week leading up to the biggest, most important election America has ever seen. The values and goals of each candidate couldn’t be more different and whomever is chosen to lead … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Bridled Tongue

I have always loved to talk–ask my family, ask my husband. It is something I enjoy doing. It wasn’t until the past few years though, when the Lord began arresting my attention in this area of my life. My words … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet

“And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD … Continue reading

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Comfortable With The Quiet

How would you rate the quietness of your life on a scale of 1 – 10, with 1 being the goal? Here’s another way to ask the same question, if you were to spend an hour sitting in your favorite … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Quiet In Your Marriage

This week we are delving into the deeps of cultivating the quiet in our minds, hearts and marriages. It may be something you’ve thought about often, or you may be venturing into unknown territory. Whatever the case, we believe this … Continue reading

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On Bored

It’s amazing what a month without the noise of television will do. We’ve found we don’t miss it at all. We can watch movies here, but that’s it, and the choice is limited. In Gary Thomas’ book, Seeking The Face … Continue reading

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Why Is a Good Marriage Not Something You Find?

Continuing with our “Why” series, Gary Thomas offers the answer to this question, “Why is a good marriage not something you find, it’s something you cultivate?” This is so true. If we are consistently working on making our marriages better, … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: A Soul Filled With God

Gary Thomas has written a devotional book for couples titled, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage.  Today we want to share with you one devotion that has had a profound effect on us.  The amazing thing is – this is what … Continue reading

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A Look At Romance

We spend a lot of time on our blog cultivating the art of romantic love between a husband and wife.  However, we must make clear what romantic love is and what it isn’t. In Gary Thomas’ book, Sacred Marriage, he … Continue reading

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Are You A God-Centered Spouse?

I had the privilege recently of hearing Gary Thomas speak at our church.  I have always enjoyed his writing, and I discovered that he preaches in the same manner as he writes.  It was inspiring and motivating.  Below is an … Continue reading

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