7 Games to Play as a Couple

Seven Games to Play as a Couple - Intentional By Grace

We love playing games as a couple. I've shared before five games to play as a couple, but we've discovered so many more games to enjoy that I wanted to share our newest favorites with you. Game nights are one of our favorite ways to spend a date night in. It's a great way to unwind together and share a little healthy competition. Below are seven more games we enjoy playing as a couple. 7 Games Continue Reading

20 Quick Ways to Show Your Wife Love

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By contributing writer, Mark Life has gotten crazy busy yet again for our family. The list of "due yesterday" is five pages long and the responsibilities weigh on my shoulders like a couple of anvils from a Road Runner cartoon, except I am not as fast as the Road Runner to get away from it all! Ever since Leigh Ann and I watched Mom's Night Out, the term "stress paralyzed" has been used Continue Reading

9 Ways to Love Your UnBelieving Husband

9 Ways to Love Your UnBelieving Husband | Being married to a non-Christian has it's challenges, but it also has many opportunities to show extraordinary love. | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Amy For many years, I was married to an unbeliever, a non-Christian. We were certain we were made for each other, and we built a family together, complete with house and kids. Oh, how I loved that man! He made me smile at the very thought of him. He laughed at my stupid jokes and told me I was beautiful, even when I thought otherwise. We saw most things eye-to-eye, Continue Reading

5 Habits We Started Early that Have Kept Our Marriage Strong

5 marriage habits we started early that have kept our marriage strong.

Marriage is a beautiful gift. It's hard. Frustratingly hard sometimes. My husband and I see each other in our greatest times of need. We see each other at our best and at our worst. Everyday we wake up, committing ourselves to covenant keeping love. Each day we get the choice to die to self. We get to choose love. My husband is my best friend. He makes me a better woman of God. Sometimes he's Continue Reading

A Recipient of Extravagant Grace

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By contributing writer, Ami By now I’m sure your Christmas preparations are well underway. Twinkling lights, trees, wrapping paper, cookies, hot chocolate, wreaths, ribbons, shopping, carols, traditions… It’s a delightful hustle and bustle. I love it. I absolutely do. But sometimes I start to forget the main thing. Maybe you do too? Well, come sit for a minute, grab a cup of coffee, and slow Continue Reading

Missions Are Not Just Overseas

Missions Are Not Just Overseas | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Jane I've always had a heart for missions. I used to dream of moving to India or Asia and spreading the Gospel of Jesus to souls in need of Him. But long story short, life took over, and traveling overseas has yet to happen. Maybe it will someday, but in my current season of life, I feel a million miles away (literally and figuratively) from international Continue Reading

Be a Helper, Not a Manipulator

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Too often my motives in bringing ideas to my husband haven't been pure. Manipulation comes easily to me. My flesh errs on the side of doing what it takes to get what I want. I'm tenacious and meticulous in playing my cards right, and this is bad. This is sin. This is a temptation that I am constantly on guard against. By God's grace, I'm aware of my temptation to manipulate and can go to Continue Reading

Gentle Guidance – A Helper Fit for Him

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By contributing writer, Mark It's hard to know where to start when it comes to this topic, as there is such a large continuum of stances on the roles of men and women in marriage, and even amongst the readers of this post there will be people all over the board. No matter where you stand, I believe for many of you, knowing how to bring things like the desire for family worship to a husband Continue Reading

The Character of a Christian Man Matters

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By contributing writer, Mark This one's for the men. Leigh Ann wrote to the women yesterday. While I realize that I am writing this on a blog pretty much exclusively for women, I am writing this post in the hopes that it will be shared with the men in your life. Ladies, this isn't going to put anyone straight or fix those pesky little habits of your men, but it will bring encouragement to Continue Reading

Living the Gospel at Home Starts with Your Marriage

living the gospel at home starts with your marriage

The first five years of our marriage revolved around getting my husband to see things my way, wondering why his Bible never cracked open in the wee hours of the morning like mine always did, helping him see all the areas he failed, and fighting the urge to just take over the staff of the family. Of course, there were times of encouragement, growth, and listening on my part, but the gentle Continue Reading