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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.

Tips for Resolving Marital Conflict

By |January 19th, 2017|

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 we […]

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Increasing Connection With Your Spouse in 2017

By |January 5th, 2017|

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 any […]

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Creative Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

By |February 6th, 2016|

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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Take More Pictures

By |January 24th, 2016|

Recently I read this article “Please Take Mom’s Picture Too” and it really hit home for me: I don’t take a lot of pictures of myself. I have hundreds of photos of my kids, both on my phone and on my computer. My husband has hundreds of photos of our kids, on his phone and […]

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Marriage and Money

By |January 9th, 2016|

Perhaps you’ve heard it said that the number one cause of divorce in America is financial problems. Marriage is hard: it’s not easy for two sinners to become one and finances can sometimes be one of the barriers to unity. A lot of times a husband, wife or both walk down the aisle with some […]

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Growth in 2015

By |December 26th, 2015|

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 back […]

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2015 Year-End Review and 2016 Planning

By |December 12th, 2015|

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 with […]

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Fun Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Spouse

By |November 28th, 2015|

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! If you haven’t thought about it yet, it’s time to think about Christmas presents. I’ve finished up most of my shopping, but still have a few things to get. As I sat and looked over my list of who to buy presents for, I see that I still […]

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Being Thankful for Your Spouse

By |November 14th, 2015|

There are so many things that you and your spouse do for each other that go unnoticed or unappreciated. How would it change your marriage if you stopped to notice the things that your spouse does for you and your family? How would it encourage your spouse if you thanked him/her for all of those […]

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Where’s the Romance in Marriage?

By |October 29th, 2015|

Sometimes with all that we have going on in our busy lives, we often don’t take the time to add romance to our marriage. Sadly, it becomes less natural over time as the years pass by and demands from home and work increase.

I think that sometimes we tell ourselves that romance is too much work, […]

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