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GYRO Week 9 – Spouse Appreciation Night

This date is a great way to let your spouse know all the things you love and appreciate about them. Start by making a list of those things you appreciate most about your spouse.  It has been said, “what we … 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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Ever Had Mustgoes?

Sure you have! It’s the food leftover in your refrigerator that “must go,” before it goes bad. Well, marriages have mustgoes too. They are the things we allow too long in the fridge of our marriage, and they can go … Continue reading

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Embracing the Moment

When a couple stands at the altar to exchange wedding vows, both promise many things to each other. Some share traditional vows and others write in their own words from the heart. Their focus is on the future and all … Continue reading

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4 Myths Of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 1

With the GYRO Challenge in full swing, we had an interesting conversation with our grown kids about planning themed date nights at home. Both of our married daughters said their husbands would roll their eyes at the thought of such … Continue reading

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Get Your Romance On

Diapers and jobs and schedules, oh my! Yes, life is full of must-do’s, but it mustn’t negate our need and/or desire for romance. Our marriage is far too important to sideline this aspect of our relationship. First, let’s be clear … Continue reading

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On Devotion

Devotion. It’s one of those words we know, but may or may not realize the weight it carries. Listen to Noah Webster’s definition from his 1828 dictionary: Ardent love or affection; attachment manifested by constant attention. Ardent is another word we … Continue reading

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Flirting With Your Spouse 101

We had a reader ask an excellent question last week, and we’ve decided to toss it out for you to offer your thoughts on the subject. How does one learn to flirt with your spouse after 10 years of marriage? … Continue reading

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She Loves Me…She Loves Me Not

We were in the car recently talking about the following, and we want to share our conversation with you. We’ve all heard this common verse repeated by hopeful lovers while removing each petal from a daisy. When the last petal … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Yes, it’s been awhile since we’ve had time to read other blogs, much less post about them for you! Sorry. This is what happens when your world is turned upside-down. Thankfully, our feet have landed, and we’re getting our bearings … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Today I am happier than ever–Tom has joined me in Atlanta and just met our newest granddaughter, Stella Grace, for the first time. It has been a long 11 days without him. He flew in last night, and I felt … Continue reading

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Intimate Distance

  The title is an oxymoron we are living right now. I am in Atlanta and haven’t seen Tom for week. I won’t see him until late Friday night, and to say I miss him is a huge understatement. In … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for the Marriage Blog posts we’ve found “Special” this week. What a diverse set of topics, but we believe all will add value to your pursuit of a God-glorifying marriage. Enjoy… AffairCare Goodbye, Farewell and Amen – A sobering … Continue reading

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The Lazy Lover Syndrome

Today is our second guest post by friend and fellow blogger, Scott Means. He and his wife Jenni host the Journey To Surrender blog. We love their honest approach to dealing with common issues all marriages face. What is uncommon … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s that time of the week once again. Time seems to fly by doesn’t it? Below are the blog posts we aptly call our Specials of the Week. Just in time for your long holiday weekend. Enjoy… Encourage Your Spouse … Continue reading

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What Day Is Yours Alone?

Anniversaries are special in a way no other annual celebrations are, for this date belongs to you and your spouse alone. We love looking back over our 33 years together remembering how we celebrated each year on February 24th. Today … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Here are the posts we deem as Specials of the Week for your weekend enjoyment! Encourage Your Spouse Encouraging Words: Bless – How do you use this word…bless your heart. Read this for some southern inspiration. 🙂 Intimacy In Marriage … Continue reading

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It Takes Time To Make Time

Before we were married it took no effort at all to plan our next date. We wanted to be together as much as our time would allow. But once we were married this began to gradually change; it had to. … Continue reading

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Lost

Have  you ever lost something precious to you? I have–just this past weekend as a matter of fact. I lost my journal. It’s ironic after posting about my journal-writing last week, to realize I had no idea where it was. … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s Friday. It’s 5p. And while many are heading towards a bar for a drink to help them forget the trouble of the week, we’re hoping you’ll belly up to a computer and read our “Specials of the Week.” These … Continue reading

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