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Book Review: Your Marriage Today and Tomorrow – How will it impact those around you?
Marriage today and tomorrow. What does your marriage look like today? And more importantly, what will it look like tomorrow? And the day after that, and after that, and in the next decade or four... Your marriage today and tomorrow. Who cares? Some may believe that a...
Making your vehicle do MORE for you and your spouse.
Your vehicle can do more than be a box with four wheels to take you from point A to point B — here are 3 ways our truck is doing more for us!
Vision First. Then Goals.
Vision first. Then goals. Many couples use the beginning of a calendar year, or an anniversary as a stopping point to reflect and create goals. But sometimes goals by themselves cause more strife than they're worth. How do you know if your goals are working for you?...
Family Reflection and Stories – Doing “Plates” to finish the year.
Family reflection and stories are a way to slow down and share from the past year. Here are 3 options to do this – and photos from our family tradition.
3 Easy and Simple Gifts when Finances are Tight
Sometimes distance and finances impact what you can give those you love. We understand, so we did a little brainstorming and found 3 easy and simple gifts.
Make Memories in 2018 – Don’t add to your stuff!
Make memories - don't add to your stuff. Living in 282 square feet for more than three years has taught Robert and me that we don't need as much stuff as we might believe we do... but the memories we've made over the last years are priceless. I encourage you and your...
Words Matter – What words surround you and those you love?
Words Matter - your words, the words you read, and those you hear. Words matter to your spouse, to your children, to your guests and everyone you love. The message you give to those in your home shapes their day - their view of life and their understanding of what is...
Chai Tea Comfort Date for you and your spouse.
Chai Tea comfort date - it's a comforting drink for you and your spouse in autumn and winter. (It's comforting in spring and summer, too, of course!) Have you ever tried STASH Chai tea? You'll see it in the grocery store... but only one or maybe two varieties of...
How to Show You Value Your Spouse – 10 Point Marriage Tune-Up
Show you value your spouse using these 10 marriage tune-up ideas. Your marriage needs attention! (as much as your vehicle or career does!) Don’t wait. Act now!
Good Questions Lead to Great Conversations
Good questions equal great conversations. But what if you’re a little lacking in the “good questions” department? We have resources for you!
Trust in Marriage – Consistent Truth Built Every Day
Let the truth of your days build the trust in your marriage. Plan your weeks – together – as husband and wife to see how trust grows organically. What will you include?
Be Kind – Do Kind – Kindness is a joyful legacy!
To be kind,,, Are you kind to your spouse? What about those around you? Your view of kindness might be different than your spouse. Ideas to consider.
Making Choices – Do you have a plan?
When making choices don’t take the obvious route – have a plan B or C. And when we’re talking the mundane parts of life, try taking another option for fun!
United Response – It’s how you demonstrate respect.
Why is it important to have a united response as husband and wife? Here are some ideas on why and HOW to make that happen.
Dealing with Decisions in the Middle of Marriage
Dealing with decisions? Mid-marriage is filled with options, so how do you decide what’s the best for the two of you… now?
Be Thankful For The Annoying Things Your Spouse Does
A thankful spouse can see the annoying things the other does, and translate the irritation. How? Looking at the flipside! Robert gives you ideas…
Lemon Cake – Celebrating the Good Stuff with the Sour
Lemon cake – sweet & sour – just like life. Not everything in your marriage will be good. At times you need to take a breath and celebrate. Regardless.
3 Ways to be Sure Your Online Legacy is Appreciated
How will you be sure your online legacy will be valued and appreciated? A few events this week has make me ponder and come up with 3 suggestions.
How to Make the Most from your Couple Friendships
How to make the most from your couple friendships? We’ve found a well-researched book with valuable concepts and great stories. Take a look at our review.
How to Plan your Evening to Experience a Remarkable Day
Plan your evening – then wake up and have a remarkable day. Oh, wouldn’t that be wonderful? Here’s a resource to make it happen!
Open Your Heart to Understand
Your challenge? Arrange a time to listen to those you love. Open your heart. Hold your spouse’s hand… and listen. Listen without an agenda.
How to Encourage Your Spouse to Stop Worrying
The five ingredients of encouragement can encourage your spouse to stop worrying. Taking action will make all the difference. Do you know how?
Unique Gifts for Uncommon People
Unique. That describes your spouse, right? What about a gift that’s as unique & special as your spouse? Take a look at a site I’ve found: UncommonGoods.
How do you DO Encouragement?
What is encouragement and where do you find it? How do you DO encouragement? Encouragement is so much more than “rah-rah” or a pat on the back. Consider the word that’s found inside “encouragement”. Courage. [Tweet "Encouragement is so much more than "rah-rah" or a...
Fall Porch Decorations to Make Your Spouse Smile
Fall porch decorations don’t need to be elaborate to make everyone smile. Here are a few fall ideas to spark your imagination and might make you smile!
Ideas Lift Conversations
Ideas lift conversations – but where do you go to start those kinds of conversational highs? First learn about the 5 levels of conversation then…
Happy Friday – Start a new tradition!
Happy Friday! How often do you speak about the good things in your life? Do you work to focus on the positive. That’s a great way to lead…
Fight? Argument? Spat? What do you call it?
It’s a new book by a husband and wife team – Love at First Fight. What you do call it when you and your spouse disagree? And what happens after the fight?
Fall Movie Nights for Everyone – What are you going to watch and eat?
Fall movie nights - the weather is crisp with a bite in the air. A brisk walk to view the vibrant colored leaves is good, but once the sun sets, you're happy to snuggle under a blanket. What are you doing together - both as husband and wife and as a family with...
Enrich Your Marriage and Encourage Others
Enrich your marriage AND encourage others… Here are 12 dates that will do both. Leverage your “just fine” marriage and kick it “up a notch”!
How to Challenge Yourself to Be Gentle
Be Gentle. Gentleness isn’t a weak value – rather it’s strength under control. Here are 10 ways to challenge yourself to be gentle with your spouse.
Busy Couples Can Encourage Together – 10 Quick Ways
Busy couples who want to enrich their marriages can encourage others using these 10 quick ideas. Take your next “date night” to do these!