Author Archives: Jennifer Flanders

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 »

Winston Churchill Gives Sound Marriage Advice

A Little Marriage Advice from Winston Churchill

April 9th is Winston Churchill Day. This year marks the 53rd anniversary of Churchill’s being made an honorary U.S. citizen, so it seems fitting to spend a few minutes today reflecting on some of the words of wisdom for which he is so well known. Apparently, Churchill exercised the same dogged determination in love as he exhibited in war: Despite… Read more »

Love in Bloom: 5 Essentials for a Thriving Marriage

Love in Bloom - Are you willing to put in the work to really make your marriage blossom?

I just love this time of year. I love the bright blossoms and the emerging bulbs and the grass that grows greener every day. I love looking through flower catalogues and landscaping magazines and pinning ideas to my “Outdoor Living” Pinterest board. I love spring! I well remember my first foray into home gardening. I poured over a Breck’s wholesale… Read more »

Batman V Superman: 7 Important Take-Aways

7 Lessons We can Learn from Batman V Superman

My husband surprised me yesterday by bringing home tickets to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. And he didn’t just get tickets for the two of us, either. He bought enough for our kids and grandkids to see it, too, who crowded eagerly into the theater sporting superhero shirts and capes. Here are a few important lessons I learned from… Read more »

Is It Wrong for Singles to Think about Sex?

Is it sinful for singles to think about sex?

I received the following sweet message last month from a reader who raised several good questions. Since other singles may be wondering about the same thing, I decided to post my response here: Question: Hello Mrs. Flanders, I enjoy reading your blog, Loving Life at Home. Not many married Christian women are as open to talking about sex as you… Read more »

10 Ways to Stop Arguing with your Spouse

10 tips for couples who want to quit quarreling

How can I stop quarreling in my marriage? That’s the message one of my readers sent in a few weeks ago. Only eight words, but they describe a big problem. How can the solution to such a simple, straight-forward question be so elusive? Even in the best of marriages, couples will occasionally “butt heads.” How do we keep conflicts from… Read more »

Can a Married Woman Have Male Friends?

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Should a Married Woman Have Male Friends

“What would be your advice to a wife on male friendships?” That’s the question one of my readers sent in a few weeks ago. From the signature, it appears to have been written by the husband, not the wife — which tells me the matter has likely become a point of contention in their marriage already. By way of response,… Read more »