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Be Intentional in Your Marriage with this Free Resource!

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Anyone married for a day has learned that marriage takes work - a lot of work. When life gets busy, it's easy to let your marriage fall by the way side. You start existing alongside one another instead of enjoying one another. After nearly six years of marriage, I can confidently say I love being married more today than I did when I said, "I do." My husband is my best friend, and we love being Continue Reading

5 Steps for Improving Communication in Marriage

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This post is written by contributing writer, Mary Beth from New Life Steward. Recently, my small group randomly began discussing the book Men are Like Waffles--Women are Like Spaghetti. Having never read the book (see this post for books I recommend on marriage), I gathered from the others that the main gist of the book is the difference in thinking and communication between men and Continue Reading

Dating through the Alphabet

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This post is written by contributing writer, Mary Beth from New Life Steward. I remember the night I fell in love with my husband. We were visiting my parents for the weekend. We stayed up ridiculously late Saturday night playing 20 questions that turned into 200 questions! I'm pretty sure there was chocolate cake involved. I don't remember much about the questions we asked. I'm pretty sure Continue Reading

Relational Intimacy is a Pathway to Holiness

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Sitting across the table, legs curled underneath me and money hidden under my thigh, I roll the dice and advance to Boardwalk. It's Thursday night, date night, and we're feeding our competitive nature. The conversation rolls around from work to play to children to planning, but never so deep that we lose our focus on gaining the monopoly of our most prized property. For us, date nights consist Continue Reading

The Best Advice I Received about Being Married

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This post is written by contributing writer, Brenda from Triple Braided. When you're a single woman you get a lot of advice about being married. Unfortunately some of it is of the male-bashing kind. That kind you need to stay away from. But, on the other hand, some of it is really helpful and you find yourself referring back to it over and over again. I was single for a long time. Not as Continue Reading

5 Little Things that Will Make a Big Difference in Your Marriage

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This post is written by contributing writer, Nikki. When you see a few pennies it may seem as though they aren't worth much. You are right. On his own, the lonesome penny doesn't seem to matter. But you put a few of them together and, voila, you have something of value! This means that each penny is worth something.  If we were all to throw away every single penny we ever earned we wouldn't Continue Reading

4 Tips for Keeping Marriage Strong

A good, strong marriage doesn't just happen. Marriage takes work. It's hard work, but it is rewarding work. Keeping your marriage strong means you have to first be friends, which doesn't just happen. You have to actually spend time together. You have to spend time doing things you enjoy. You have to prioritize one another where you are given time to connect and talk. Keeping marriage strong Continue Reading