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Encouragement in Grief and Loss

Encouraging your spouse when life is difficult – during grief or loss –  takes perseverance. If we look carefully, life is also filled with God’s love. Maybe, we can even be an example of God’s love… I was listening to a minister talk... read more

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... read more

Faith is an Every Day Decision

Now faith is being sure  of what we hope for, and certain of what  we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 Faith is a decision we make every day. It’s not a one, and done… A solid faith in God – in Christ’s love – needs to be nurtured. What actions... read more

Everything You Do

Above all else guard your heart for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) Guard Your Heart We are in that season – the one where we want to focus on Christ, on advent, the waiting and preparing for His birth. Yes, we want to seek Him. And yet. The... read more

Be Together

My beloved is mine and I am his. Song of Solomon 2:16 Connection. Being close – in heart and in body. Choosing each other – over anyone else. Making your spouse the priority in this busy holiday time may not be easy – or simple… but it can be... read more

Always Have Hope – Scripture Saturday

As for me I will always have hope… Psalm 71:14 (NIV) What are you hoping for?  Do you talk with your spouse about your hopes? Spend some time talking, sharing, dreaming, imagining what the future could hold… And then give thanks for all the blessings you... read more

Love Deeply

Above all things, love each other deeply,  because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1Peter 4:8 NIV Your spouse isn’t perfect. Neither are you. Instead of chafing over those things which could be irritating, let’s cover each other with love. Lots of... read more

7 Ways to Build Strength Into Your Marriage

Hello! I thought you’d like to hear about encouragement from a man’s perspective, so I’ve invited Robert, my husband, to be my co-contributor here at Encourage Your Spouse. (Learn more at our “About Us” page.) Robert is passionate about... read more

Scripture to Strengthen

Last week I read a devotional from Lead Like Jesus… Where do you turn when you need help? Your answer is important. Who, or what, we turn to reflects something about our values and what drives our lives. It indicates who or what we worship, and where we find our... read more

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... read more

An Outward Sign You Are Married

Our 1st-world culture is image obsessed. We see evidence in kids going back to school, in advertisements in magazines and on television.  I’m sure you’re not shocked – it’s not like adorning our bodies is something new… How about you? Are... read more

Faith: Act – React – Interact

Evidence. Proof. Details. How do you believe without these testifiers?  Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. ~ Hebrews 11:1 Click To Tweet Societies built around 1st-world mindsets function on proven theories, evidence of... read more

The Promise of Hope

Overflow. Bubble over. Abound. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13 Overflow with Hope Have you ever watched the sun rise? A sunrise is a very slow... read more

Hope & Optimism

Hope grows from optimism. What’s optimism? The concept of the word optimism is found in the Latin word “optimum” meaning best. Those who are optimistic expect the best possible outcome from a situation. It’s about looking forward. Psychologists... read more
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