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How to Find Happiness: 6 Keys to Lasting Love

For a happy, lasting marriage, focus on what you can give -- not on what you can get.

I’m hoping the stats have changed since last year’s embarrassing security breach, but February 15th has historically been the busiest, most profitable day of the year for the adultery-marketing website known as Ashley Madison. Why is that? Why would record numbers of married folks go looking for an affair the very next day after Valentine’s? I can answer that in… Read more »

Date Night: What if My Husband Won’t Plan It?

Date Night - What to do if your husband won't plan it...

I received this question from one of my readers several months ago. I replied privately at the time, but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner (and all the attendant expectations wives sometimes muster up this time of year), I thought it might be a good idea to share my thoughts on this subject here. Question: What do I do… Read more »

A Plea for Perseverance

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Your Most Telling Declarations of Love Aren't Made on Valentine's | A Plea for Perseverance from Loving Life at Home

When I was in high school I dated a boy who would go all-out for Valentine’s Day: balloon bouquets, long-stemmed red roses, boxes of chocolates, candlelight dinners. Every day for the week, some grand new token of his affection would be delivered to my doorstep. But then, Valentine’s would be over, and that would be that. Two years older 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 »

In Praise of the Manly Man

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My husband and I had a lovely Valentine’s Day yesterday. He brought me roses and a huge box of chocolates, then took me out for dinner and a movie. I wrote him a poem. It’s not the first poem I’ve given him for Valentine’s Day, and it probably won’t be the last. Although I wrote it specifically for my husband,… 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 »

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.

A Fish without Fins

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m posting a poem I wrote for my husband even before he became my husband. I gave it to him way back in February of 1987, and he still proposed a month later, so he obviously wasn’t marrying me for my poetic devices. I hope you’ll enjoy my little walk down memory lane. You’ll be gratified… Read more »

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