Category Archives: Marriage

A Brief Moment in Time

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My husband and I celebrated our silver wedding anniversary last week by renewing our vows in the same church where we first pledged our life and love to one another twenty-five years ago. The ceremony was entirely my husband’s idea, a sweet surprise for his hopelessly sentimental bride. He made all the necessary arrangements surreptitiously, and I never suspected a… Read more »

Silk Embroidery and Secret Codes

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As I’ve mentioned elsewhere in this blog, one of my favorite pastimes back when we lived in Dallas was frequenting home shows. This may have been, as one friend suggested, my way of escaping the fact that at the time my husband and I were ourselves living in a miniscule apartment, together with a growing brood of small children. My… Read more »

A Husband’s Duty: To Love His Wife

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For any readers who may have thought it unfair for me to discuss a wife’s responsibility to show respect for her husband without mention of the husband’s obligation to love his wife, I offer this companion list for men: 25 Ways to Show Love to Your Wife. It’s good stuff. My husband wrote it, but more importantly, he lives it…. Read more »

25 Ways to Communicate Respect

Actions speak louder than words. You can say you respect your husband, but he’ll have a hard time believing that unless your behavior backs it up. What does respectful living look like? Here are 25 ways you can communicate respect to your spouse without uttering a word. If you’ll make it your habit to do these things, the next time… Read more »

Bloom Where You’re Planted

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

I’ll never forget my first talent show. I was in fifth grade and could hardly wait to take center stage! I had a nice singing voice, so my parents, teachers, and friends encouraged me to sing a solo for the program. But in my mind, singing was too common, too boring. I wanted to do something unique, something unexpected, something… Read more »

How to Handle a Disinterested Husband

How to Handle a Disinterested Husband | Loving Life at Home

When it comes to physical intimacy, most husbands are enthusiastic participants. But statistics show that in about 20% of marriages, it is the wife who has the stronger sex drive. This unexpected role reversal can be agonizingly difficult for those who have to live with it. It is no less frustrating for a wife to continually have her need for… Read more »

Make Your Valentine’s Day

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As a wife, you have the ability to make your Valentine’s day, every day of the year, and you don’t even need flowers, chocolates, or greeting cards to do it. Just follow these three simple steps: And that about sums it up. No further explanation required.

Confessions of a “Weaker Vessel”

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Well, I took a longer break from blogging than I intended, but my recent move was more labor intensive than I expected (primarily because I rejected my husband’s generous offers to hire movers to help us). I survived two major garage sales, countless trips to Goodwill, and what seemed like endless weeks of sorting, packing, and transferring what was left… Read more »

Show Some Appreciation

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As soon as my husband made it to work yesterday morning, he called home to say that he’d broken his glasses and could I please bring him his back-up pair? I was still in my fuzzy bathrobe, so I quickly changed clothes, grabbed my coat and keys, and drove over to the hospital to make the delivery. Being out in… Read more »

Dealing with a Difficult Mother-in-Law

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Dealing with Difficult Inlaws

A friend of mine recently asked my advice for dealing with an overly-critical mother-in-law. No matter what my friend does, it is never enough, and she is growing tired of even trying to make this woman happy. What follows are a few guidelines I gave her for living at peace with demanding personalities. This strategy works equally well with difficult… Read more »