Restoring the Lost Petal

*What is Right and Wrong Sexual Behavior?

If I were to ask 100 people what is right or proper sexual behavior I’d likely get 100 different answers. The same would be true if I asked those same 100 people what is “wrong” sexual behavior. Right and wrong are subjective words. They reflect cultural bias, personal experience, and human reasoning. Look at any […]

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The Power of Praying With Your Spouse, Plus Printable Prayer Cards

Prayer is pivotal for your marriage. Each spouse should spend time praying for their mate, praying for their family and speaking protection over the institution of their marriage (and the marriages of their friends and family). Great! I got that! I pray often for that kinda stuff! Don’t close this post just yet…. How often […]

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*7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

I was given a copy of 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage for this post. All opinions are my own. This is one of the hardest posts I have ever written and yet, I know I must. Funny thing is, it’s a book review, of which I do many, yet I’ve struggled with the words […]

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*Courting? That’s so 1900’s! Or Is It?

The first time I heard abou the concept of courting was on 19 Kids and Counting. Seriously.  Now, there’s even a movie coming out about this “Old Fashioned” idea. Closer to home, I have the privilege of  watching a courting relationship blossom before us with a women in our church and a young man from another state. I […]

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*What To Do When He Forgets

He forgot your birthday. Your anniversary went by unnoticed. Dates are important to most women. They have to be. We manage homes and schedules, juggling appointments and activities every week. We are in tune with the days of the week and the activities of each day. We are wired to remember. Men are wired to […]

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Your New Subscriber Only Freebie is Here!

Happy New Year! 2014 is (almost) officially over and a new year is upon us. How was your 2014? Did you achieve your goals? Did you learn any new life lessons? Our year was a good one. The last few months saw more hospital visits than I care to have in such a short time […]

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The Unspoken

As she labored to breathe with friends and family around her she quietly whispered, “Lee,” and began to tear up. I can’t imagine being told I had hours or days to live. The sheer shock of that news must be gut wrenching. As I stood there watching my husband’s aunt, who always had a smile on […]

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*The Backbone of the Family – Man or Woman?

Gene Simmons recently made the comment that women are the backbone of the family, not men. Feminists are calling him sexist for his comments (which I find ironic since feminists are all about empowering women). Anyway…. On the surface his comment might sound good but is this really truth? From the world’s view, expect those angry […]

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Our Biggest Marriage Struggle and 52 Uncommon Dates Giveaway

Yesterday marked our 11th wedding anniversary. It’s been an interesting eleven years to say the least. There’s been good and there’s been bad and there’s been some down right ugly too. I was looking back over our life together, twelve years total,  I can’t help but see how God has been at work even before […]

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Money and Marriage: Bridging the Gap Between You and Your Spouse

Early on in your relationship money didn’t come up. And if it did the glasses of love dimmed out any differences.  Now you find yourself with a spouse whose money philosophy (or lack thereof) makes you want to scream. If you’re the Spender in the relationship you probably liked the stability your Saver spouse brought […]

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