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Married with Baby

by admin on May 29, 2014 in Family, Relationship, Uncategorized with No Comments

Marriage is tough. Parenting seems tougher. How can you strengthen your marriage team in the early stages of parenting? Check out my articles “New Mommy Secrets” and “New Daddy Secrets” on GrowthTrac Ministry’s site. Tweet

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Ch-ch-ch-changes

by admin on March 8, 2014 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

Hello SCB fans, Thank you for your patience with me on my (very long) maternity leave.  Motherhood has been a joyful journey so far! On that note, it is with both delight and sadness that I announce the end of my active authorship of The Sweet Christian Bride.  I will still post occasionally and I…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

by admin on July 18, 2013 in Uncategorized with No Comments

I am officially on maternity leave.  Thank you for your patience as I enjoy time with my little one. In the meantime, please enjoy The Purposed Bride or download the free bride’s devotional. A happy and blessed engagement to you!

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Ethnic Toast

by admin on November 22, 2012 in Family, Music, Reception Traditions, Uncategorized with 1 Comment

I love when brides and grooms tie in a cultural family tradition to their wedding celebrations because it serves as a reminder that the bride and groom are products of the families who raised them; a marriage is a joining of families and all the heritage and traditions that go into that. The caveat, of…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Bride’s Wedding Story Submission

by admin on October 2, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Calling all recent Christian brides! In the near future, my book The Purposed Bride will become available.  Each chapter has a sidebar with a story from a bride about her wedding. There are five sidebars left that need to be filled. I’m looking for recent brides to submit their story. If you are interested, see…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Vacation

by admin on December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments

SCB will not be posting until January 3 due to travel. Looking forward to reconnecting with you in 2012!

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Thank You Letters to Mom and Dad

by admin on June 13, 2011 in Family, Gifts and Favors, Thank You, Uncategorized with 1 Comment

Each parent got his and her own note. Simply a jotting of memories, appreciation, (I might have even thrown in an apology or two in there), affirmations, and wishes slipped under their door during sleeping hours. A note to let them know that they were deeply loved and appreciated, not just for the wedding they were about to give me, but for the life and the upbringing that they had offered me.

It cost me nothing except for the stationery, the time, and the price of reflection, yet it was one of the most valuable gifts I could have given (for my parents, hopefully, but for me, absolutely).

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

How To Give a Wedding Toast

1) Introduce yourself. How do you know the bride or groom? If your audience knows your credentials, they will respect your thoughts more. Knowing that you truly know the bride or groom allows them to care more about what you say.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Sample Wedding Vows: Traditional (Alternatives)

by admin on June 3, 2011 in Uncategorized, Vows with 1 Comment

Vows capture the essence of marriage as a covenant relationship.  What I love about the traditional vows below is how marriage is put in the context of the Kingdom. It’s not simply an insulated relationship between the two of you.  Husband and wife are meant to pour into each other, yes, but they are also meant to pour…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Food Allergies at Your Wedding

I’ve noticed an increasing awareness for guests’ food restrictions at weddings beyond the traditional vegetarian option such as making one small layer of the wedding cake gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free or [insert allergen]-free. Or something as simple as a card on the table listing allergen-friendly courses is significantly helpful.

No one expects to be individually catered to at a wedding, but if you have the capacity to address individual dietary needs of your guests, your service will be noticed and appreciated.

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