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7 Ways to Ruin Your Marriage

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7 Ways to Ruin Your Marriage

Earlier this week, I spotted a clever post on Money Saving Mom called 5 Ways to Ruin Your Day — Guaranteed. Of course, nobody sets out with that goal in mind, but as I read through her list, I realized that from time to time, I’ve been guilty of every single one of them (with the possible exception of #3)…. 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 »

How Does Your Husband Spell RESPECT?

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How does your husband spell RESPECT - a 30-Day Challenge for wives

Every man craves respect. I think that deep desire to be well-esteemed by family, friends, and foe alike is hardwired into the Y-chromosome. The vast majority of men value respect even over love. One of the most powerful things you can do to build up your man and strengthen your marriage is to shower your husband with the respect and… Read more »

Love and Respect – Subway Art Printables

free printable subway art from lovinglifeathome.com

I’ve been pondering what to get my husband this year for Valentine’s Day, as it’s only a week away. In years past, I’ve written him poems, like this or this. And once I stitched him a silk-embroidered bed pillow, which has been broadcasting the same secret message for more than a decade now. But just as I was starting to… Read more »

Give Him a Gift More Precious than Gold

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"Your reputation is in the hands of others.... You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character."

I am something of a legend at the hospital where my husband serves as Chief of Staff. Whenever he introduces me to anybody from work, I always hear the same thing: “It’s so nice to finally meet you, Mrs. Flanders. Your husband talks about you all the time. I feel like I’ve known you for years!” But the me they… 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 »

25 Ways to Communicate Respect

Actions speak louder than words. You can say you respect your husband, but he’ll have a hard time believing that unless your behavior backs it up. What does respectful living look like? Here are 25 ways you can communicate respect to your spouse without uttering a word. If you’ll make it your habit to do these things, the next time… 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 »

11 Tips for Facing Frustration

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11 Strategies for Facing Frustration with Fortitude and Grace | Loving Life at Home

Frustration is something we all face from time to time. The question is, how do we respond? Do life’s trials make us bitter… or better? Do they cause us to sink or to soar? It takes wisdom and maturity to swallow disappointment without complaint. Any two-year-old can throw a tantrum, but if we hope to do more than survive setbacks… Read more »