faith, marriage

6 Things We Did Wrong When We First Got Married

If you follow my blog you may have noticed that I am posting late. I usually post on Sunday and Wednesday, but I missed last Sunday due to an allergic reaction. I could barely walk and talk let alone write anything. A few days later, and I am feeling a bit better but not 100%.… Continue reading 6 Things We Did Wrong When We First Got Married

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faith, marriage

Advice for Husbands (from My Husband)

Today is our 17th anniversary. In honor of our anniversary, I am offering advice to husbands by way of a mini interview with husband Scott. I am the writer; he is not, so I am writing what he has told me. He approved it before publication. A few months back my husband gave some advice… Continue reading Advice for Husbands (from My Husband)

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Loving an Imperfect Husband

I have talked quite a bit about our husbands in the past --from the myth that somewhere out there is a perfect husband to what to do if your husband is not walking with the Lord or is unsaved to why I stopped criticizing my husband. Yesterday, a friend and I had a long talk… Continue reading Loving an Imperfect Husband

charts, faith, marriage

What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Separation? A Chart with References

More than once recently I have been asked: “What does the Bible say about divorce and separation?”   The last time I was asked this, I'd just had dental work done, was still a little high on Novocaine, and was not altogether able to express myself well. This topic has been weighing heavily on my… Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Separation? A Chart with References

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How Did We Get So Lucky? 11 Things We Did That Helped Make A Successful Marriage

You may notice that I haven't been posting as often. I have backed away from daily posting due to the condition of my adrenals: I am at high risk for Addison's disease. I am still planning to post a few times a week but not daily. Now, a tribute to my husband in honor of Father's… Continue reading How Did We Get So Lucky? 11 Things We Did That Helped Make A Successful Marriage

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Stop Trying to Change Your Spouse

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a couples pass to the OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference in Portland, Oregon! Click the link below: They've been married for 20 years, and she still regularly complains about him and actively seeks to change him.   He's not type A. She knew he wasn't type A when she married… Continue reading Stop Trying to Change Your Spouse

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Helping Your Introvert Survive A Conference

**Read to the bottom of this post for a chance to win a couples pass to the 2017 OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference!** Have you ever tried to survive a conference with an introvert? It can be quite challenging --not only for the introvert but for their extroverted companions. Here are some ideas to help both of you survive.… Continue reading Helping Your Introvert Survive A Conference

faith, marriage

Stop Saying “It’s the Quiet Ones You Have to Worry About”

Many years ago when I got engaged, I was excited to start introducing my future husband to my friends and family. My husband is introverted, as we discussed in yesterday’s post. What surprised me was the comments I got about the fact that he was quiet and reserved. “You know,” I was told, “it is… Continue reading Stop Saying “It’s the Quiet Ones You Have to Worry About”

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10 Things I Learned About Loving an Introvert

I married into a family of introverts. After we got married, we moved into an apartment on my in-law's property. I think suddenly having a very extroverted young woman in a house full of boys was somewhat of a shock to my husband's family. (We weren't technically in the same house, but we spent a… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned About Loving an Introvert

illness, marriage

He Still Loves Me

I was moody, assertive, and difficult. He loved me anyway. I suffered from postpartum psychosis. He loved me anyway. I had episodes of hoarding behavior He loved me anyway. I suffered for multiple bleeding disorders. He loved me anyway. I got so sick I couldn't cook and clean. He loved me anyway. I went from… Continue reading He Still Loves Me