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

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

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


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


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

The Best Advice I Got About Being Married

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

5 little things that add up to make your marriage strong

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