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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.

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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Growth in 2015

By |2019-03-16T22:19:07-06:00December 26th, 2015|Blog|

As each year comes to a close, I always enjoy thinking about all we’ve experienced over the past twelve months. This year, like many before it, was full: school and activities for the kids, church, my husband’s new job, his travel schedule for work, family vacations and now the holidays. It’s always fun to look [...]

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2015 Year-End Review and 2016 Planning

By |2019-03-16T22:19:08-06:00December 12th, 2015|Blog|

As Christmas approaches and 2015 comes to a close, it’s a great time to talk with your spouse and have a 2015 Year-End Review. Most of our days are full until Christmas, but try to spare an hour for a quick coffee or lunch date to discuss these important topics: Christmas Gifts: Where are we [...]

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