Keep the Honeymoon Going

Devotional Thought: Keep the Honeymoon Going

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If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married. –Deuteronomy 24.5 Note to employers: If you’re looking for a great recruiting tool for young talent, try this …

It's Time for a Fox Hunt

Devotional thought: It’s Time for a Fox Hunt

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Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom. –Song of Solomon 2:15   Have you ever been away from your spouse for a few days and then found you were excited to get back together again? Regardless of the challenges you face in your marriage, absence really should make the heart long …

Getting to the Best Pulled Pork in Marriage

Getting to the Best Pulled Pork in Marriage….

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Did you know one of the most popular Internet searches today is the two yummy little words “pulled pork?” Though I’ve been married 26 years, I’ve never made it at home. It’s not because we don’t like it. Our family has tried numerous barbecue places to see whose sandwich is the best. How is one to know? Everyone claims they’ve …

Is Alexa the Only One Keeping Tabs on Your Marriage?

Is Alexa the Only One Keeping Tabs on Your Marriage?

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How are you keeping tabs on your Marriage? Mama always said if you can’t say anything nice… A story originally reported by the New York post revealed that a man in New Mexico who was allegedly beating his girlfriend discovered there were never truer words. So the couple was house sitting. In the middle of a dispute the man asked …

3 Ways Your GPS Watch Can Help You Check Yourself in Marriage

What My GPS Watch Has Taught Me about Marriage

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Principles that keep your body well can do the same for your relationship. About a month ago I got a new GPS watch to help keep track of my runs. I waited for about a year, trying to find something that would do what I wanted without breaking the bank. I finally found the one I wanted and I have …

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Trust in Marriage: Stop the Leaks

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Leakers have been blamed for dealing some pretty devastating blows in politics, entertainment, and business. But leaking isn’t just a problem for national security. It can also be a challenge for marital security. One place you want to be doubly sure there’s no leaking going on is within your marriage. When you tell others things about your spouse or your relationship …

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Seven Tips for a Great Football Season

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Millions of men in the U.S. love football. In fact, even though many wives may roll their eyes, football season is perhaps one of the most exciting for husbands across the nation as they get ready for their favorite teams to hit the gridiron. (Important note: Many wives enjoy football just as much as their husbands do, some even more. …

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You Prepared for the Wedding … How About the Marriage?

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One mother planning her daughter’s perfect August wedding commented to a friend, “This is practically a full-time job.” Another mom preparing for her daughter’s big day confided in a friend that she had mixed emotions about the wedding because her own marriage was falling apart. The outcomes of these two scenarios were completely different. One couple followed up their child’s …

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Four Ways to Grow Closer to Your Spouse

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In August 2017, the U.S. experienced what many called The Great American Eclipse. While a total eclipse of the sun happens somewhere in the world every 12 to 18 months, it hadn’t happened in the U.S. since 1979. And it hadn’t happened ​only​ in the U.S. since 1776. The total eclipse only lasted for a couple of minutes, and it …

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Contentment in Marriage: Managing Money and Time

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Managing Money We have been attending Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University in recent weeks. Even though my husband and I have been married for 31 years, we are still working at refining this whole money management thing in our marriage. Apparently we are not alone. If this is a challenge for you, keep reading. If not, skip down to “Managing Time” …