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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 »

Fathers Matter (Every Day of the Year)

Fathers Matter!

Last Sunday was Father’s Day — a day for celebrating the parent that goes largely unnoticed and under-appreciated the rest of the year. Dads are under-appreciated partly because our society is no longer conditioned to hold fathers in high esteem. Fathers have long been a favorite target of television sitcoms, where the vast majority of them are depicted as inept,… 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Emphasizing Your Husband’s Good Points

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Pop quiz: Which would you prefer? (a) That your husband focus his thoughts on your loveliest, most noble and praiseworthy characteristics? (b) That he ignore your good points completely and concentrate instead on your most annoying and bothersome flaws? Then do for him as you’d have him do for you…. What attracted you to your husband in the first place?… Read more »