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About Andrea Fortenberry

Andrea Fortenberry lives near Phoenix, Arizona with her husband of fourteen years and two children, ages ten and seven. She writes and speaks on marriage, motherhood and ministry. She has a journalism degree from Pepperdine University and is a graduate of She Speaks, a program for writers and speakers through Proverbs 31 Ministries. Andrea was recently published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Wives.

Simple Strategies for Improving Communication with Your Spouse

By |2019-03-16T22:19:04-06:00March 29th, 2017|Blog|

I love this quote by George Bernard Shaw: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  Have you found this true in your marriage? I sure have! Sometimes I think I’ve told my husband something, but actually haven’t. Or vice versa. It often creates some commotion and confusion, right? [...]

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You Steer Where You Stare

By |2019-03-16T22:19:05-06:00March 14th, 2017|Blog|

When you were dating your spouse, you likely were so in love that you easily overlooked their quirks and idiosyncrasies. Although they may have annoyed you, your love and devotion saw past them. Maybe you naively didn’t even think they had any! But then you got married and as time passed, your spouse’s quirks and [...]

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Creating Healthy Boundaries for Your Marriage

By |2019-03-16T22:19:05-06:00February 28th, 2017|Blog|

What do you think of when you hear the word boundaries? Do you have a negative or positive connotation with that word? Perhaps you think of boundaries as divisions or separation between people or things. That’s partially true, boundaries can divide or separate, but they also provide protection. While a fence around your house is [...]

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Keeping the Sparks Alive Past Valentine’s Day

By |2019-03-16T22:19:05-06:00February 14th, 2017|Blog|

Don’t you wish every day could be Valentine’s Day? Although Valentine’s Day is very much a Hallmark holiday, it is nice to have the reminder to show love to our spouse and others. You probably bought your spouse a little gift or had a nice date out together. We need to be intentional about keeping [...]

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Tips for Resolving Marital Conflict – Part II

By |2019-03-16T22:19:05-06:00January 31st, 2017|Blog|

After my last post, I began thinking about others items to add to the list of tips for resolving marital conflict. I thought back over the past 12 years of being married and analyzed what’s worked for us and what we’ve learned the hard way. I hope you’ll consider adding these tips to your marital [...]

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Tips for Resolving Marital Conflict

By |2019-03-16T22:19:05-06:00January 19th, 2017|Blog|

When I first fell in love with my husband, I remember telling him, “We get along so well, I can’t ever imagine us fighting.” Wow, what a naïve thing to say! After 12 years of marriage and two kids, I can tell you we’ve had our share of conflict and disagreements. What marriage doesn’t? Whether [...]

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Increasing Connection With Your Spouse in 2017

By |2019-03-16T22:19:05-06:00January 5th, 2017|Blog|

Happy New Year! Changing the calendar to 2017 is a great time for us to analyze the past and set new goals and a vision for the future. This time of reflection should inspire us to create new habits and practices that will help us succeed not only professionally, but also personally. Have you given [...]

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Creative Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

By |2016-02-06T12:57:52-06:00February 6th, 2016|Blog|

Whether or not you agree with the commercialism around Valentine’s Day, who can deny that we could all use more reminders to show our love to our spouse? We all have so much to do and the days and weeks pass so quickly that before we know it, we can’t remember the last time we [...]

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