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Building a marriage: 3 signs you’re sabotaging your marriage (+ what you can do about it)

Building a marriage: 3 signs you're sabotaging your marriage From the moment my hubby asked me to marry him, I was on cloud nine. I couldn’t wait to start my life as Mrs. Mamie L. Pack. I practiced signing my name. I flaunted my ring whenever I had the opportunity. Oh yes, I could not wait for our lives together to start. We started off doing all the right things. We did pre-marital counseling, often talked with our pastor, and loved talking to each other all the time. What I didn’t prepare for those b[...]

Everyday moments: 3 quick ways to refresh your marriage today

Let’s be honest! Any marriage can become stale and stagnant. It takes effort to refresh your marriage and keep it growing.. From the demands of my husband’s work schedule, our boys’ extracurricular activities, and my full-time job, some days we are just trying to get through the day. There’s homework, check.Laundry, check.Bills, check. The list may be done, but connecting as a husband and wife becomes a little trickier. Making our marriages stronger, more intimate and more secure doesn’t have to fee[...]

One unit: 3 Essential elements for productive family meetings

Now that school is in full swing in our house, family meetings are an essential part of our weekly routine. Between two working parents and three boys who are active in school and the community, we all need to be on the same page. Family meetings are an excellent time to talk about what we are doing, what we need to do, what we want to do and what’s working as a team. So why a family meeting? Consistent and effective family meetings can increase independence, promote responsibility, provide accountability[...]

Work it out: Five ways to resolve conflict in marriage

Recently, I asked my readers what would they like to see covered on the blog. One major topic came up several times—How to fight fair in marriage? So, I started to spend some time truly reflecting on what does “fighting fair” look like in my marriage. Is this a topic I could even address? Because, my husband and I don’t really “fight”, not in the traditional sense. In our 14 years of marriage, we have never yelled at each other, called each other names, or said things with the intention to hurt t[...]

3 Mid Week Blog Posts you want to read

As we spend today celebrating Independence Day, it’s a great time to catch up on three of our most popular blog posts. Feel free to read, to comment and to share. Wife life: 3 prayers that changed my marriage This blog post is one of my favorite because these prayers are quite personal for me. They have helped to make a tremendous impact in my marriage and in my heart.  I hope that you will be encouraged to include some of these prayers in your prayer time for your marriage. What were your favorites? R[...]