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The Best Christmas Gift for Your Spouse

By |2017-12-20T18:01:56-07:00December 20th, 2017|Blog|

You may have already purchased your spouse a Christmas gift. Or maybe you’ve just started thinking about it. Either way, I have a suggestion for all of us that doesn’t cost a lot of money: living a life of love. We often think about intentionally loving our spouse around Valentine’s Day or our wedding anniversary, [...]

How to Help Your Spouse Through a Difficult Season

By |2019-03-16T22:18:52-06:00November 16th, 2017|Blog|

Life is hard and sometimes we experience circumstances that challenge us, scare us or rock us to the core. These circumstances often result in seasons, periods of life, that are difficult to navigate for one or both spouses in a marriage. While we do we experience these struggles together, sometimes these circumstances directly affect one [...]

Wise Wiring

By |2017-10-19T22:32:27-06:00October 19th, 2017|Blog|

Do your wires ever get crossed with your spouse’s? They just don’t get you and you just don’t get them. It feels like you’re speaking different languages. Well, it’s kind of true. Men and women are wired differently and therefore think, speak and act differently. That’s why you can both share the same experience, but [...]

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The Crazy Cycle

By |2019-03-16T22:18:52-06:00July 19th, 2017|Blog|

Do you ever feel like you get in a crazy cycle with your spouse? Sometimes you just don’t get along and you can’t figure out what the deal is. Allow me to make a suggestion based upon Dr. Emerson Eggerich’s book “Love and Respect.” The premise of his book is that the primary need wives [...]

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Extend Grace and Overcommunicate

By |2019-03-16T22:19:03-06:00June 20th, 2017|Blog|

It’s summer! My husband is taking a few weeks off for some much-needed time away from work. I’m excited that it’s during our kids’ summer vacation so that we can spend quality time together as a family. We’ve also decided to tackle some home improvement projects we’ve been wanting to do for a while now. [...]

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My Best Advice to Newlyweds

By |2019-03-16T22:19:03-06:00June 13th, 2017|Blog|

My husband and I are celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary next week. It’s amazing how the years have flown by! We have recently been asked to facilitate a group at our church for young married couples (with less than five years of marriage). We are excited about the opportunity to share and pour into these [...]

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How We Love

By |2019-03-16T22:19:04-06:00June 6th, 2017|Blog|

My husband and I were recently asked to help facilitate a group at our church for young married couples who have been married less than five years. It’s funny because it feels like not long ago that we were in that category. This month we’re celebrating 13 years of marriage; we’ve learned a lot along [...]

Men are Like Waffles—Women are Like Spaghetti

By |2019-03-16T22:19:04-06:00May 30th, 2017|Blog|

A year or so after I got married, I heard Pam Farrel at a women’s conference. She and her husband, Bill, wrote the book Men are Like Waffles—Women are Like Spaghetti. The title intrigued me and when I heard her explain the premise of the book, it made such sense to me! It has helped [...]

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Five Creative and Practical Ways to Encourage Your Spouse

By |2019-03-16T22:19:04-06:00May 23rd, 2017|Blog|

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV We all have the innate need to feel loved and supported. But with life’s urgent demands, it’s easy to neglect meeting this need in our spouse and other loved ones. Time goes by and before [...]

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