10 Resolutions for a Happier New Year

10 Resolutions for a Happier New Year

I love New Year’s and the fresh start January represents, so I normally kick it off with a list of resolutions as long as my arm. Some of my goals are specific and easily quantifiable: write a letter a day, read a book a week, lose 50 pounds before my son gets married in May. I believe in dreaming big!… Read more »

“Bad” Advice that Might Save Your Marriage

"Bad Advice that might Save Your Marriage

I spotted an article earlier this week entitled “The Worst Marriage Advice of Every Decade Since the 1900s.” Curiosity compelled me to click through and read. I’ll admit that the advice from the most recent decades truly was horrible. No wonder so many marriages end in divorce, if the guidelines couples are attempting to live by these days revolve around… Read more »

How Could a Mom Regret Having Children?

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A friend of mine recently sent me a link to an article that I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around. The author was investigating “the growing movement of women who wish they’d never had kids.” I read every word of the article, completely bewildered. The notion that enough mothers feel remorse over having had children to constitute “a… Read more »

A Back-to-School Prayer

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Free printable Back-to-School prayer from lovinglifeathome.com

Summer break is over. School is once again in session. All across the country, students are heading back to class. As our children embark upon this new academic year, in addition to making sure they are stocked up on new socks and fresh school supplies, we should also keep them well covered in prayer. The following C-L-A-S-S acrostic can help…. Read more »

For the Mother of a Child in the Military

David's BOLC Graduation

Our son David just finished a six-week officer training program at Fort Sam Houston, and we drove down to San Antonio last weekend for his graduation. Seeing all those young men and women in uniform, reciting the Soldier’s Creed and singing the Army Anthem, really stirred this mother’s heart. It also called to mind the following poem by Edgar Albert… Read more »

Prayer for a Happy Marriage {free printable}

Counting Down the Days

Wedding season is definitely upon us. Last weekend, we hosted our fifth wedding shower since March. It seems that every week, another of my friends’ children are announcing an engagement. With all those nuptials going on, I thought it would be fitting to publish a special prayer for marriage.   Prayer has played a huge part in keeping our relationship… Read more »

How to Date a Husband Who’d Rather Stay Home

Tips for Dating a Husband who'd Rather Just Stay Home

Below is a follow-up question I received in reference to the Date Night post I published a few months back. This writer raises a good point! Here’s the whole scoop, along with my response: QUESTION: I really love this [Date Night] post! I’ve been reading your blog for a few days now and using your “praying from head to toe”… Read more »

Griefs and Sorrows

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Griefs and Sorrows -- a Christian's perspective on current tragic events

Today is Father’s Day. Normally, I would mark the occasion with a post about my father or my husband and what a wonderful job they’ve both done in the fatherhood department, or perhaps a piece about the vital role fathers in general play in the lives of their children. In light of all the horrific news stories we’ve seen played… Read more »

6 Great Benefits to Kissing Your Mate

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It's Kiss Your Mate Day!

There was a song that was popular when I was in high school, and for thirty years, I’ve thought they were singing, “Your Kiss is on My Lips.” It wasn’t until recently that I learned the words of that song actually read: “Your kiss is on my list… of the best things in life.” And you know what? I like… Read more »

That Time I Had a Baby at 45

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That Time I Had a Baby at 45

Our family has a lot to celebrate this week: Yesterday was my youngest daughter’s birthday. Today is my birthday. Tomorrow is my husband’s birthday. And the following day marks the 30th anniversary of the day we met, which also happens to be “Lovers Day” — isn’t that fitting? I’ve taken my own aging and my husband’s advancing years in stride…. Read more »