For the Mama Who Doesn’t Have Enough Hours in Her Day

I’ve recently seen a quote floating around about how we all have the same number of hours in our day and so saying, “I don’t have time,” is not an acceptable reason not to do something. I get it. I really do. The problem with it though is that although we all have the same number of hours, we also all have different responsibilities, priorities and demands on that time.

Often I “don’t have time” for something and it’s actually a matter of it not being at the top of my priority list. Other times, though, I really do want to do something, it’s on my priority list (not at the tippy-top, but it is on there!) and I truly can’t do it. For the longest time I was frustrated with myself for not being able to get all my priorities done. I cut all the extras out of […]

Laughing Together: Choosing to be joyful & thankful in marriage

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Every couple has their own unique set of difficulties, trials and stresses. Too often we allow those things to come between us, rather than letting God use them to strengthen our marriages.We get impatient with each other, we forget to speak in love, sometimes we even begin to see each other as the problem. The stress builds and our marriages suffer.

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Setting the Atmosphere of the Home

 

I am very excited about this post. These are three things that help me get perspective and really make a difference in my family. Do you remember my post back in January about controlling emotions? This is a bit of a follow-up and I can tell you that these three things really have been a key for me!

“We have all heard the saying, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” Horrid grammar, but it’s so true. We ladies have the power to set the atmosphere in our homes.” Read the rest of this post over at A Biblical Marriage and be sure to subscribe and “like” that fantastic blog, while you’re there! 🙂

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Making Your Husband a Priority

“What does it really mean, in practical terms, to “put your husband first”? Does it mean ignoring the kiddos? Does it mean going on a date night every single week? Does it mean taking care of his wants before the children’s needs?…”

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Establishing New Holiday Traditions

I am so excited to announce that my hubby and I are part of the contributing team over at A Biblical Marriage!! This new blog is all about encouraging couples to keep their marriages Christ-centered, and we’d love for you to pop on over there! 🙂

“A blend of holiday traditions that are unique to your family can be such a wonderful way to create warm and close relationships with your spouse and, later, children. Whether you are newly married or have been married a few decades, consider making your holiday traditions more intentional this year!…”

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Five Things I Admire About My Hubby!

Are you curious? Are you thinking I must have a “perfect” man to be able to rattle off five things I admire about him? Well, I don’t have a perfect man- he’s a sinner, saved by grace. I’m not a perfect woman, either. But you know what? That’s part of the beauty of marriage! To be able to forgive hurts and appreciate the good things. Loving on our men with admiration is soooo important to them. It speaks to their hearts in a way that few other things do. I’ve been inspired by the Women Living Well Revive Your Marriage Challenge to list and share five things I admire about my hubby.

He is a fabulous daddy to our girls! He plays with them, snuggles with them, takes care of them (even changing diapers!), talks to them, teaches them and prays for them. They are so blessed to have him […]

Marriage: Have an Adventure Together

It’s been pretty quiet on my blog and Facebook page, lately, as my hubby took a few days off to celebrate our tenth anniversary! For this special occasion, we decided to do something we’ve never done before. We went zip-lining! If you’re thinking, “Isn’t an anniversary supposed to be romantic??”, maybe you and your hubby need to have an adventure, too!

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Why Have an Adventure

Sure, you can go out for a nice dinner. It’s… nice. But answer me this: will you remember it? Honestly, there is only one anniversary dinner out that I remember well. Everything else is either forgotten or really vague. For as long as I live, I don’t think I’ll EVER forget jumping off of platforms dozens of feet up a tree to zip through the air to another tree! We made memories that will last.

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