Category Archives: Marriage

What Are You Thankful For In Your Marriage?

Thanksgiving is just four days away. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, we often forget to stop and truly be thankful. Since we usually devote Monday to marriage topics, it seems only right that we pause … Continue reading

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5 Questions To Plan Your Next Marriage Getaway

The first date Mark and I took after becoming parents was when Anne was just a little less than a month old.  Because I was nursing, we could only go out for about two hours, but it was a break … Continue reading

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Marriage Monday: Home as a Trauma Unit

We got the first call three weeks ago when Mark’s father was found unconscious in his apartment where he lived alone. After two weeks of hospitalization, the doctors began to tell us that he would likely not regain consciousness and … Continue reading

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Marriage Monday: Let It Go

I remember when Liz Curtis Higgs talked at a Hearts at Home conference about her control issues in her marriage.  She said that she knew things had gotten out of hand the day she and her husband pulled into a … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Marriage is not a noun, it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get, it’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.”                              … Continue reading

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Is There Really Sex After Kids?

Sex…I could go the rest of my life without it!” I said to my husband, Mark, as we drove up to the bed-and-breakfast we had reserved for a two-day getaway. “I have no desire. I’m so tired, and I can’t … Continue reading

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Five Steps To Hear The Heart of Your Spouse

In August, I attended the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit and heard an excellent session by Joseph Grenny, one of the authors of Crucial Conversations. While the session had wonderful takeaways for leadership conversations, I couldn’t help thinking that it … Continue reading

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Eight Principles For A Marriage That Goes The Distance

Mark and I have started talking about the next No More Perfect book.  Yep, No More Perfect Marriages is on the radar screen.  While it’s release will be several years from now, Mark and I are talking through the messages … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Negative thinking is one of the major risk factors that determines whether or not a marriage even survives”                                             … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Love is a way of thinking.  Love is a way of behaving.  Love is a choice.”                                                 … Continue reading

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