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How to Know the Good Reasons for Marriage

How to Know the Good Reasons for Marriage

What are the good reasons for marriage? No matter how long you’ve been married – whether your marriage has been smooth sailing or you’ve been smashed down by tsunami-sized waves, time and again… just consider: For what purpose is God using you and your spouse – today?   There is a purpose. There are good reasons for your marriage. I’m sure of it! Our...

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Gentleness – It’s the Strong Value Your Marriage Needs

Gentleness – It’s the Strong Value Your Marriage Needs

Gentleness may not be what you think it is… or it might even be more than you believe. It’s never weak. And it can be found in every great marriage. Possible in every marriage. There are lots of head-strong, forceful individuals who are married. Sometimes both husband and wife are considered strong, driven, decisive, and goal oriented. Why would they want to incorporate gentleness into their marriage? Isn’t...

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All the Possibilities Need a Plan

All the Possibilities Need a Plan

All the possibilities in life…  need a plan —> or they won’t happen. (yeah. sorry.) It’s easy to let “real life” meander – or dash – or fast forward, and find your dreams sinking into the muck of “wish I coulda” because time has passed too fast, and too far. Maybe it’s laziness, maybe it’s fear, maybe it’s something else – but the days, weeks and years can...

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Encouraging Your Spouse in a Time of Disappointment

Encouraging Your Spouse in a Time of Disappointment

Things don’t always work out the way we’d like. Life is not fair. We might not like it, but it’s a fact. Life is not fair. (And who said it was supposed to be fair, anyway? That’s just a new-age myth. Give it up.) God writes our story, and sometimes we’d like to change the details, but in the end, I’m sure He has the best, most awesome story for each of us. The best. I’m sure. I’ll bet my eternal...

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Your Spouse. A Gift from God.

Your Spouse. A Gift from God.

How will you encourage your spouse today?  Yes. I know. He/She isn’t perfect. But your spouse is immensely valuable. You could talk about the future with a hopeful attitude… Anticipation is good gift to give your spouse. What can you plan for the future that the two of you can anticipate? an adventure (big or small) an expanded and enriched intimate life a change in focus Hope is about what will be – what’s coming. We...

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Adventures in Marriage {5 benefits when you get out of your comfort zone}

Adventures in Marriage {5 benefits when you get out of your comfort zone}

These days we’re babysitting. Correction. Puppy-sitting. Our son and daughter-in-love have adopted a puppy. And by default, so have Robert and I. Our son has a business, and this dog is going to be his business’ mascot. (Once it learns to do its business outside!) Until that point, the puppy visits us in our home when Alex needs to be in the studio. Rob and I work from home. We’re kinda comfortable in our routine –...

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