The A to Z Guide to Building a Better Marriage

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If you’ve been married for any length of time, you have undoubtedly realized that some habits help your relationship and others hurt it. Our goal should be to practice doing the good stuff until it becomes second nature and leave off doing the bad things altogether. To help in that endeavor, I offer the following A to Z guide for… Read more »

It’s All About God’s Grace

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In what is becoming an annual tradition, my family helped me create another Easter video over spring break this year. (You can watch last year’s video here.) This new one is a cover of Meghan Trainor’s catchy song, “All About That Bass” — but with lyrics I don’t mind my little ones singing around the house. Take a look, and… Read more »

Cultivating Contentment

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Cultivating Contentment in the Season you're In

My husband used to have a medical colleague with a bad habit of complaining: When work was slow, he’d complain that he couldn’t make any money. When work was busy, he’d complain that he never saw his family. Doug suggested that all he really needed was an attitude adjustment. “When you’re working hard, be happy for the opportunity to make… Read more »

5 Great Reasons to Read My Husband’s Book

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5 Great Reasons to Read 25 Ways to Show Love to Your Wife....

Today is the official release date of my husband’s new book, 25 Ways to Show Love to Your Wife. It’s been two years in the writing, but over twenty-seven in the living. Of course, I’d love to see every married couple devour this book, together with my companion book, 25 Ways to Communicate Respect. That’s why this little two-volume set… Read more »

The State of a Union

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How grows your marriage? The State of a Union

When my husband and I built our house ten years ago, we planted two ginkgo trees on either side of our front yard. The trees looked identical the day we put them in the ground, but since that time one has flourished and the other has floundered. The tree on the west side of our house gets plenty of sunshine…. Read more »

A Tale of Three Babies

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A Tale of Three Babies -- what an amazing story!

Baby #1: Inconvenient “I’m getting an abortion, and nothing you say is going to talk me out of it.” That’s what a friend of ours was told by his girlfriend when he accidentally got her pregnant, twenty-some-odd years ago. Although both were old enough to get married, settle down, and start a family, neither was interested in doing so. There… Read more »

Never Enough Time?

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"If you don't have the time to do the things that you ought to do, it means that you've tried to do something God hasn't called you to." - Jennifer Flanders

My husband and I are both list makers by nature, but we approach our lists differently. I’m all about the details, which is why I’ve been known to start the New Year with as many as seven type-written pages of goals and resolutions. My husband, on the other hand, tries to boil down his goals into as few words as… Read more »

Top 14 Posts for 2014

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Loving Life at Home

My husband loves to keep tabs on my blog stats. He tracks the numbers far more faithfully than I do. What follows is a listing of my most-viewed posts of 2014 (one of which was a reblog of something he’d posted over at All Truth is God’s Truth). These top 14 include articles on marriage, parenting, homemaking, and feminism, with… Read more »

Merry Christmas to All…

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I hope you’ve had a joyous Christmas celebration today. Our family will be celebrating a day late, as Doug had to spend Christmas at the hospital this year (on call). If you are looking to unwind after the busy-ness of the day’s activities, I’d recommend reading a post my husband published on his blog this week: Christmas — A Season… Read more »