Author Archives: JillSavage

Your Spouse Isn’t The Person You Married

Jill: Today is Mark’s birthday! Happy Happy Birthday to my man! Mark: You know, it’s always been important to me to have a big, birthday celebration. Interestingly, the older I get, I desire smaller celebrations. Jill: Which brings us to … Continue reading

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Love Lived Out

Today I have the privilege of encouraging several hundred aspiring writers and speakers at the Proverbs 31 She Speaks conference in Concord, North Carolina. As I was preparing my keynote message for the writers today, God inspired me to drill … Continue reading

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We’re done!

Mark: We’re done!  The manuscript for No More Perfect Marriages is being turned in today! Jill: We’re so excited, we’re doing backflips over here. Mark: Well we would if we could! Jill: The last two weeks have been a little … Continue reading

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You Can Win These Battles

Today’s post is from Leighann McCoy who authored the book Spiritual Warfare for Your Family, What You Need to Know to Protect Your Children (Bethany House, 2016). Through her books and online resources, she is on a mission to empower … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Join…Invite!

Last week I heard from a mom who has felt very frustrated in her friendships. She feels like she has joined so many groups looking for friendships, but they’ve never formed. I understand her frustration.  That was me many years … Continue reading

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Finding Balance: One Major One Minor

You are smart. You are talented. You will probably be asked to do lots of things. Work at Vacation Bible School. Serve as room mom. Coach the soccer team. Serve on the moms group leadership team.  Then you might throw … Continue reading

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There’s A Whole Lot More God In Me

Mark: Jill and I spent the weekend in Cincinnati. She had the privilege of speaking at the AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) conference on Saturday. We decided to stay an extra day since Saturday was our anniversary. Jill: Getting … Continue reading

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Downsize In Order To Upsize

Mark: Last night we enjoyed the fine art of porching. You know, we sat out on the porch for hours just talking, laughing, telling stories, and enjoying the time with friends and family. Relationships take time. In order to tune … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Dad, I am so grateful for you. You showed me how to love. You have always showed unconditional love. You showed me how to lead. I watched you lead at work, at church, and in the community. You shared with … Continue reading

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10 Summer Sanity Savers Every Mom Needs to Know

It’s June and most of us are a week or two into summer break. Every mom needs some strategies in place to make the summer a positive experience for everyone. Today I offer you 10 Sanity Savers you can put into action to … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: You Need To Offer It Everyday

Mark: Jill didn’t hear what I said. I had to choose to forgive.  Jill: Mark forgot to stop at the grocery store to pick up cat food on his way home.  I had to forgive.  Mark: Jill didn’t turn on … Continue reading

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Do The Right Thing

Mark says: Jill and I are on day 3 of a long weekend getaway working on the No More Perfect Marriages book. We’re really getting excited about this message! Jill says: We’re still looking for a few more pre-reading couples … Continue reading

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Surviving The Stress of Moving

I remember when Mark and I packed up a U-Haul and moved our family from Indianapolis, Indiana to Lincoln, Illinois. We had a two-year-old and a six-week old. Two years later we moved our family from Lincoln, Illinois to Bloomington, … Continue reading

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