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When Dividing the Labor Divides the Marriage

by admin on April 30, 2015 in Relationship with 3 Comments

Life has to get done, and someone has to do it.  In a marriage, dividing that labor can be a sticky web of personality clashes, time constraints, and differing priorities.  How can a husband and wife actually divide their labors in a way that keeps unity in the marriage?  Read “It’s Not About the Dishes”…continued here

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When TV Takes First Place

by admin on March 4, 2015 in Relationship with No Comments

What do you do when your spouse has a TV habit that makes you feel invisible and undervalued?  This common dynamic can subtly divide a marriage team and can derail a marriage from its God-given purposes.  But TV is not the enemy.  At the heart of the conflict are hurts such as feeling alone, unheard,…continued here

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TV, The Third Wheel

by admin on September 6, 2014 in Relationship with No Comments

TV is an amazing gift to be sure, but so many couples, my husband and I included, let it take a place in the marriage that limits and dulls the connection between husband and wife, as well as between each person and God.  How can a husband and wife create healthy boundaries in their TV…continued here

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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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In First Place

by admin on May 6, 2014 in Relationship with 2 Comments

My husband is my beloved, my chosen one.  Since we fell in love, he has had first place in my heart.  Well, until we had our daughter, that is. I know I’m not alone.  Many marriages fall to the wayside when the kids come.  For several months, this is a necessary shift in focus, a…continued here

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Modesty as a Marriage Tool

by admin on July 9, 2013 in Attire, Purity, Relationship with 3 Comments

I think it’s beautiful and even a little sultry for my husband to be the only one who gets to know what I look like in something slinky, wild, or sexy. As far as I’m concerned, no one else needs to be thinking about me in that way, so I shouldn’t give them opportunity to.

Even more compelling to me than protecting that spark for my husband (because I think every guy wishes his gal were hot eye candy to some degree. You know, a “That’s right, fellas…I don’t know what she’s doing with me either, but I’ve got a hottie” kind of thing) is protecting the sanctity in the marriages around me.

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Thought for the Week: Psalm 101:2

by admin on June 30, 2013 in Relationship, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Heavenly Father, all the goodness in me is a gift from You.  There is nothing righteous in me apart from You, so I thank You for Your grace and for Your Spirit Who transforms my heart.  Strengthen me to be a light in my home so that my words, thoughts, and deeds will always be those that reflect You.  May that integrity of heart greatly bless my husband and family.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Praying Together

by admin on May 21, 2013 in Faith, Purity, Relationship with No Comments

Coming before the throne of grace together as a married couple will bring such blessing into your marriage. When both people are individually confessing their sins and soaking up the awe of God’s presence, both people will begin to conform to the image of Christ. And when both people in a marriage do that together, there is an un-replicated unity of authentic selves.

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Ex’s and Oh-my’s

by admin on May 14, 2013 in Relationship with 1 Comment

Have you ever heard the story about the newlywed husband who invited his ex-girlfriend over when his wife was out? It’s a funny story. Or at least it is now, but when it actually happened to me, I did not find much humor in it at all.

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Marriage from Prayer, Letter 1

by admin on March 21, 2013 in Faith, Purity, Relationship with No Comments

I wanted to read the words and pulled the jacket out of the CD. She had the Lyrics (Beautiful), A Bible Verse (1 Timothy 4:12), and a sentence saying that she wrote the song based on letters she had written to her future husband. I write them now to my future wife, which is weird because as you read you are my wife.

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