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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.

Fun Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Spouse

By |2019-03-16T22:19:08-06:00November 28th, 2015|Blog|

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 |2015-11-14T09:57:37-06:00November 14th, 2015|Blog|

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 |2019-03-16T22:19:08-06:00October 29th, 2015|Blog|

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 [...]

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Who’s In Your Community?

By |2019-03-16T22:19:09-06:00September 19th, 2015|Blog|

Marriage is no doubt a journey, with changes in terrain (highs and lows) and different seasons (being a family of two, raising kids, having an empty nest and everywhere in between). Whether you’re newly married or have been married for many years, we need community to support us as we travel along the journey of [...]

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It’s the Little Things

By |2015-08-17T05:16:58-06:00August 18th, 2015|Blog|

In the busyness of everyday life, it’s easy to overlook taking care of the little things: crumbs under the couch, yesterday’s mail, a couple of dirty socks on the floor. But over time, the little things turn out to be big things. This doesn’t just apply negatively; the little ways we invest our time and [...]

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By |2019-03-16T22:19:09-06:00August 8th, 2015|Blog|

In today’s world, distractions are all around us. There are always competing interests vying for our attention. These distractions can easily get us off track and waste our time, causing us to forget about what’s really important in the moment. Left unchecked, we can easily end up way off course from where we want and [...]

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Be Not Afraid–Battling Fear in Marriage

By |2015-07-11T13:43:19-06:00July 11th, 2015|Blog|

John and Sarah had been married for only a few months, but it was already clear that he hadn’t known what he was in for. Sarah was such a worrier! There was always a reason for her concern, but the reason itself spoke of fear. She was afraid to start a family—would there be enough [...]

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Fun (and Relatively Inexpensive) Summer Date Ideas

By |2015-08-17T05:16:37-06:00June 25th, 2015|Blog|

Summer is upon us: our days are longer, kids are out of school and the weather allows for lots of outdoor activities like barbecues and pool parties. With this change of season, it’s the perfect time to reassess dates with your spouse. Just like nature, every marriage has its seasons. There are periods when you’re [...]

How can I be less busy? More Margin in 2015

By |2019-03-16T22:19:09-06:00February 9th, 2015|Blog|

New Year’s Resolutions. Have you made any this year? Most people do. To lose weight… Eat right… Excercise… Give up Facebook… …Something healthy, either mentally, or physically, for themselves. But have you ever thought about making a resolution for your marriage? As I think what my own marriage needs more of, and what most American [...]

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