Category Archives: Marriage

A Battle Plan for Marriage

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My Husband and I are Fighting (Again) - words of wisdom from lovinglifeathome.com

WE’RE AT WAR…. That’s what headlines all across the United States boldly proclaimed on the morning of January 17, 1991. The Masthead was so large, it grabbed my attention the minute I opened the curtains of our little studio apartment. Wanting to capture this historic moment on film, I bundled my two young children up warm and ushered them across… Read more »

Messy Beautiful Love {Review and Giveaway}

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Messy Beautiful Love

Is your marriage struggling? Does it feel one-sided? Do you long for it to be more than it is? Marriages are under attack as never before. Unfortunately, those attacks sometimes come not from without, but from within. In Messy Beautiful Love, bestselling author Darlene Schacht discusses just such an attack on her own marriage — one that surely would have… Read more »

Are You Up for a Challenge?

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Being Married is Like Riding a Bike

Twenty-seven years, two days, eleven hours, and thirty-nine minutes. That’s how long I’ve been married to my husband. You might think that after more than a quarter of a century, we’d have this marriage thing down pat. That by now, the hard work would be behind us. That maybe we could just coast through the rest of our marriage with… Read more »

Why I Keep Saying “Yes” to Sex

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Why I Keep Saying Yes to Sex | a word to wives from lovinglifeathome

Author Leah Holder wrote a terrific post this week for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, which she entitled Why I Keep Saying “No” to Sex. The gist of the article is this: She says “no” because she is not yet married. Sexual purity is important to her because it is important to God, and she has therefore made a… Read more »

Life with You is Awesome

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Life with You is Awesome!

The children and I have been working on this little surprise for Father’s Day, based on the theme song from The Lego Movie. Of course, it’s almost impossible to keep a secret in a household our size. Since Daddy already found out about it, I decided to publish a week early. You’ll have to excuse the audio. Rap music is… Read more »

I Married a Sinner (and So Did He)

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Nothing Else to Marry

What follows is an excerpt from my book, Love Your Husband/Love Yourself. I am posting here at the request of a blogging friend from Thankful Homemaker. The letter quoted at the end of this passage is a personal one that Elisabeth Elliot sent me in response to a letter I mailed to her over a quarter century ago. That was… Read more »

Forever After (Free Printable Subway Art)

Free printable marriage subway art from lovinglifeathom.com

Wedding season is upon us: We’ve been invited to three weddings in four weeks, and it’s not even June yet! What’s more, at least two of those brides are in their early twenties, which gives me hope that the trend toward delaying marriage an extra decade (or forgoing it altogether) may be starting to turn. That makes me happy. To… Read more »

Emphasizing Your Husband’s Good Points

fill your head with positive thoughts...

Pop quiz: Which would you prefer? (a) That your husband focus his thoughts on your loveliest, most noble and praiseworthy characteristics? (b) That he ignore your good points completely and concentrate instead on your most annoying and bothersome flaws? Then do for him as you’d have him do for you…. What attracted you to your husband in the first place?… Read more »

9 Ways to Defuse a Disagreement

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"Abandon a quarrel before it breaks out." | 9 Ways to Defuse a Disagreement (http://lovinglifeathome)

My father was one of the friendliest, most gregarious men I’ve ever met. He loved people — but he also loved a spirited debate. Mom always said Dad would argue with a fence post. My mother was decidedly not fond of fiery discussions. She has always detested conflict of any sort. Dad would often tease Mom, trying to get a… Read more »

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