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When Life Gets Rough After a New Baby Arrives

First of all, I want to share a popular Bible verse that I have clung to recently and use it as a reminder that God has plans for me even though I fail Him daily: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not […]

When Your Child Breaks Your Heart

My 6-year-old broke my heart last night when I was preparing to read their nightly Bible story. I have been in a lot of pain this past week from baby adjusting and moving down inside me preparing to make his grand entrance into the world. Therefore, I have been distant and preoccupied with trying to […]

#10 Exercise Grace Every Chance You Get

Grace. “Mercy, clemency, pardon”. Jesus showed us grace when he died on the cross for us. He showed us mercy. He is the example we need to follow to show each other grace. Did your spouse upset you over something he/she did? Have they upset you recently? It happens… We are only human. So remembering […]

#9 Don’t be Selfish

I had the whole day planned out. Joel had a day off and I was ready to spend all day with him. I arranged for a babysitter for our child (one at that time) and everything. We would go out and do some shopping, catch some lunch, maybe go see a movie, come back home, and watch a movie. […]

#8 Make Date Night a Priority

When I say make date night a priority, I don’t mean you have to go out and spend money. Date night in can be just as fun and beneficial at home. Taking time out during your week or toward the end of your week is a great way to relax and spend time together as […]

#7 Don’t Settle for Divorce (It’s not even and option for us)

When you and your spouse were talking about marriage before becoming engaged, did you consider your marriage to be disposable? Did you have divorce in the back of your mind as an “escape clause”? Why? If you were so unsure of marriage, why get married in the first place? God designed marriage to be a […]

#6 Learn from the Past, Love in the Present, Live for the Future

Learn from the Past Whatever happened in the past needs to be forgiven and forgotten. If you want to have a great marriage, forgiveness is a MUST. Holding a grudge is only going to drive a wedge between you and your spouse. Any disagreements you have had in the past or even ongoing, let them go! How you responded […]

#5 Recognize Each Other’s Love Language

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#4 Be Intimate

CAUTION: SEX IS DISCUSSED IN THIS POST… Intimacy. Let that word soak in for a bit… What comes to mind when you think of intimacy? (…sex…?) Did you think of something different? If you did, good for you! Intimacy is about more than sex! Yes, sex is great and God designed it for couples to […]

#3 Pick you Battles (Fight Fair)

So, not going to bed mad leads me into another important practice in marriage, “pick your battles”. I don’t know about you, but I struggle with this daily. I admit, I can be a bit of a control freak. I like to do things by myself or my way. This was a huge bump in […]