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 »

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 »

Praying for Your Unborn Child

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Praying for Your Unborn Child | a free printable prayer guide from www.flandersfamily.info

A friend of mine once told me that, all through one of her pregnancies, she prayed God would give her a beautiful little girl with blue eyes and dark hair. God granted that request, but the little girl was also quite stubborn. She was so headstrong, in fact, that by the time she was two years old, my friend was… Read more »