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

When You’ve Married the Wrong Person

When You've Married the Wrong Person

By contributing writer, Brenda The thought first entered my mind two weeks after the wedding: I've married the wrong person. I sat on the edge of the bed in the Extended Stay hotel and wished I was Dorothy. Three clicks of my heels just might deliver me back into the one-bedroom apartment I lived in three weeks earlier. In one month we had gotten married, moved to a new state for the 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

Making a List of What I Love {Like} about My Husband

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The latest disagreement, argument, fight was over food of all things. I thought the plan was to have leftovers for dinner. He didn't remember that plan and didn't want leftovers. At 7:00 in the evening, however, there weren't many other options. With every stomp up the stairs, the cause of the anger I felt toward my husband shifted from leftovers. Even the scripture art that lines the walls Continue Reading