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 »

10 Things Your Teenager Hates

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10 Things Your Teenager Hates (Are you making any of these mistakes?) | http://lovinglifeathome.com

There’s no doubt about it. Navigating life with a teenager at home can be a little tricky. All those hormones raging through the bloodstream will sometimes have you walking on eggshells. (Of course, teens might say the same thing about living with a menopausal mother, but that’s another post for another day.) No parent is perfect. We all make mistakes…. Read more »

The Bundle Books I’m Reading First

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The 2014 Healthy Living Bundle

Anybody who has followed this blog for long knows that I love to read. I average about a book a week. Although I like a variety of genres, I especially enjoy books that teach me something new. The more I read, the more I learn. And the more I learn, the more I want to learn. That’s one reason I’m… Read more »

Letter to a Weary Mom

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Letter to a Weary Mom -- http://lovinglifeathome.com

Do you hang on to old letters, so you can read them again and again? I do. Especially now that handwritten notes have become such a rarity, I enjoy leafing through that stack of saved correspondence, rereading the expressions of love and appreciation and encouragement recorded there, along with a wealth of old news and commentary. One of my favorite… Read more »

Which Shall It Be?

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Pro-family poetry and artwork | lovinglifeathome.com

A friend of mine (and fellow mother of many) recently sent me a copy of the following poem. It conveys beautifully the special place each and every child occupies in a family, no matter how big or small that family is. Unfortunately, several lines had been omitted in the version of the poem my friend shared. Two things clued me… 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 »

Lost & Found

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Lost & Found | a touching story of a father's love... must read!

It was a stupid thing to do. That much is obvious. Normally, I would have spent recess swinging or sliding or riding on the merry-go-round. But that day, I sat alone at the edge of the playground holding my new ring, admiring the way it caused the sunlight to dance in my hand. The ring was a birthday gift from… Read more »

5 Lessons I Learned by Losing a Diamond

5 Lessons I Learned when I Lost My Diamond (and where to look if you lose yours) from lovinglifeathome.com

Last month, I lost the diamond out of my wedding ring — an irreplaceable family heirloom. It made me feel sick when I glanced down at my hand while dining in a local restaurant and noticed it missing, for how long, I didn’t know. Years earlier, my husband’s grandmother had taken the diamond off her own finger as soon as… Read more »