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The Choice is Yours

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Love is not a feeling. It's a choice.

Jane Austen once wrote, “Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.” But that doesn’t ring quite true. Experience has proven time and again that chance has much less to do with happiness than do attitude and outlook. Austen might have more accurately written, “Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of choice.” Our success in marriage, as in… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Love is patient... subway art

Romancing and roses aside, this is the love we must build our marriage on if we want it to last: the perfect, self-sacrificing, putting-the-needs-of-another-ahead-of-my-own, 1 Corinthians 13 sort of love that Jesus shows us. Let’s make it our goal to demonstrate that kind of love to our families — not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day of the year…. Read more »

Love in Action

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"Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."

Can you believe it? Another Christmas come and (very nearly) gone! Ours ended up being white this year — a surprising and delightful rarity here in Texas. When you take down your tree and lights and stockings over the next few days, I hope you’ll be mindful not to pack away your Christmas spirit along with the decorations. As noted… 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 »

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

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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.

How Will You Be Remembered?

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The Flanders Family: Mom and Kids

An interviewer once asked Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison how she had become such a great writer. Did she study a particular method? Read books to hone her craft? Study under famous authors? To which Morrison laughed and replied, “Oh, no, that is not why I am a great writer. I am a great writer because when I was a little… Read more »

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