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Pray for Your Husband from Head to Toe

Pray for Your Husband from Head to Toe

Ruth Bell Graham advises wives to “tell your mate the positive, and tell God the negative.” Take your concerns to God. Faithfully lift up your husband in prayer every day, and you will likely notice a transformation not only in him, but in yourself, as well. Of course, we needn’t wait until there is some problem or disagreement before beginning… Read more »

Enough with the Excuses

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I don’t know who said it, but it’s true: “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.” Lots of wives have become experts at making up excuses to avoid something that’s extremely important to their husband. Don’t be one of them. Not Tonight, Dear… I’ve got a headache. I’m too tired. I’m… Read more »

The #1 Rule for Building a Happy Marriage

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Jesus spelled out our standard in the Sermon on the Mount: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Luke 6:31) Confucius taught a similar principle: “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” As did Buddha: “What is hateful to you, don’t do to others; what is delightful to you, do for others,… Read more »

Does Perfectionism Have You Trapped?

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Perfectionism is a Trap

My father was a general contractor. He was also a perfectionist — not a perfectionist about everything, mind you, but certainly a perfectionist about his work. When Daddy did a job, he did it right. When he built something, he built it to last. If you hired my father to do a project, he’d deliver beautiful results… but it would… Read more »

They Won’t Know It Till You Show It

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"There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude." - Robert Brault

Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving, from my home to yours…. As you count your blessings today, take time to tell those living, breathing blessings in your life how much you appreciate them!

Laughter is Good Medicine

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If you had asked me before I married what I wanted in a husband, “a good sense of humor” would not have been the first thing that sprang to mind. No, I was looking for a smart, solid Christian who loved kids, wanted a bunch of them, and was open to homeschooling. Being “tall, dark, and handsome” was not essential,… Read more »

7 Reasons to Prioritize Sex in Marriage

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Why Wives need to give their husbands MORE SEX...

Here’s a handy chart that details just a few of the myriad benefits available to couples who choose not to neglect marital intimacy. I’ve addressed these remarks to wives because (1) I am writing to women in the spirit of Titus 2:3-5 and (2) when evaluating the importance of sex in marriage, women have historically required a little more convincing… Read more »

Keep Your Eyes on the Ball

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Life Lesson #1: Keep Your Eyes on the Ball

When I first got married, I possessed an utter lack of coordination in the area of gross motor skills. I couldn’t catch (or hit) anything to save my life. No matter what was tossed to me — baseballs, car keys, ballpoint pens — I’d fumble and let it fall to the floor. My father had given up years earlier trying… Read more »

A Brief Moment in Time

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My husband and I celebrated our silver wedding anniversary last week by renewing our vows in the same church where we first pledged our life and love to one another twenty-five years ago. The ceremony was entirely my husband’s idea, a sweet surprise for his hopelessly sentimental bride. He made all the necessary arrangements surreptitiously, and I never suspected a… Read more »

Silk Embroidery and Secret Codes

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As I’ve mentioned elsewhere in this blog, one of my favorite pastimes back when we lived in Dallas was frequenting home shows. This may have been, as one friend suggested, my way of escaping the fact that at the time my husband and I were ourselves living in a miniscule apartment, together with a growing brood of small children. My… Read more »

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