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Check In With Each Other- How Are You Doing?

Check in with your spouse - especially if you're going to pray for her - for him. It's a good idea. And we have a suggestion for you, even if your spouse isn't very chatty about how they're feeling, or what they're concerned about. Why check in? We know you want to...

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Your Spouse Needs You

Your spouse needs you for much more than the obvious, day-after-day chores in life. He/she needs your encouragement: hope, faith, love, prayer & support. How will you do that?

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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 about the person whose faith he...

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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....

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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 are you and your spouse...

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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...

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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 done. Be deliberate. Be...

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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 have  -...

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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 love. Big,...

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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 values - and how they can make...

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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...

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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...

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Saying I Love You – What does your spouse need to do?

Does saying I Love You show - Unconditional love? What does your spouse need to do, before you say, "I love you"? Prerequisite to saying I Love You... Does your spouse need to say those words first as? Before you say, "I love you." Does your spouse need to clean up?...

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Stop for 60 Seconds – Memories are Made in the Moments

You're busy right now. I get it. There's lots to get done and the clock is ticking. There are only so many hours in a day. I'm not trying add to your "to-do" list. Truly. But. Stop! Just for a moment. You can. Really. Stop for 60 seconds. And look around. See. Notice...

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