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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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Praying for Each Other: Start Small

Praying for Each Other: Start Small

I’m somewhat active on Twitter… however, not as faithful and persevering as my hubby. I do enjoy reading tweets. Why twitter? Because Tweets provide bite-size bits of thoughts to ponder. Start Small Sometimes… Sometimes an entire post – 600 words – is too much, it’s too rich, it’s too chewy, it’s too biting or sharp. A tweet with 140 characters can provide  just enough to prompt an action. Today I...

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Praying for our Spouse

Praying for our Spouse

When do you pray? Here are some noted people and their answers on when to pray – and when we should pray … When our own wisdom is not enough. “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” ~ Abraham Lincoln For every thing – small and large: “Any concern too small to be turned into a...

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Encourage Uniqueness

Encourage Uniqueness

Husbands and wives are different. Just being a male and a female ensures you won’t be alike. Physically that’s true. There are books written about how men and women think and process ideas differently.   (Men Are Like Waffles–Women Are Like Spaghetti) But uniqueness goes deeper than the physical and the mental ways husbands and wives connect. You know what I’m talking about – your spouse is not like anyone else...

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