Review of “Your Legacy” and Link Up!

Your Legacy

Today I am happy to share another book giveaway, Your Legacy by Dr. James Dobson, to one randomly chosen winner* who comments on this post by midnight on Thursday, Sept. 18th. Dr. Dobson has always been such a treasure to families and this book adds another gem to his stockpile filled to the brim with […]

Love me warts and all? Video

Video 2 Art

Today we’re continuing in our video series on the sloppy expectations we all have in marriage. Check this one out to see what Christ’s love and acceptance should look like …     What false ideas did you feel were “Christ-like attitudes or behaviors” that you imposed on your spouse?   What do you think balancing […]

Review of 52 Uncommon Dates, giveaway and link up!

Dating Your Mate

Today I’m doing something fun! I’m sharing about an amazing book, 52 Uncommon Dates, by Randy Southern and giving away a copy of the book to one randomly chosen commenter. Now, if you’re like me and my man, then coming up with creative things to do on a date can quickly turn into a chore […]

Who Should Apologize First?

I hope you’ll take two and a half minutes to watch this first of many videocast installments here at MM on “Sloppy Expectations in Marriage.” Part of the reason I’ve decided to add videos is:  I’m still having arm/hand/tendonitis issues and typing adds to that problem. Creating a video is less “typing-intensive.” I’ve always wanted […]

‘Not Ever Quite Home – PTSD and Marriage’ Plus WW Link up!

PTSD & Marriage

Today we are honored to have Andrew Budek-Schmeisser of Blessed are the Pure of Heart as our guest to share a perspective that he’s uniquely qualified to offer. He knows first-hand the devastation that PTSD can cause in marriage, so I was thrilled when he agreed to share his wisdom and experience here with all of us […]

12 Ways We Push Our Spouses Away and WW Link Up!

Draw our Spouses Near

Very often we push our spouses away without even knowing we’re doing it on a conscious level. Sadly, I’m just as guilty of clinging to many of these “12 Ways” as you might be. In fact, I’d be better off telling you which ones I don’t struggle with, than to name the long list of […]

Turning ‘Messy into Messages’ and Blog Hop

From Messed to Blessed

I’ve been blessed in this bloggy community by so many amazing and encouraging friends, but one that continues to bless and encourage me is, Linda Stoll of Creekside Ministries. Not only do we have a lot in common {both life-coaches} but we share the same heartbeat in ministry and writing. So I was thrilled when […]

Fought Fire with Fire! And WW Link Up!

Fire with Fire

Repost from October of 2010, from my series on the Top Ten Mistakes I Made in Marriage. This was number 4. For years, my husband and I went ‘round and ‘round when it came to conflict. He would do something that would rattle my chain, and then all of a sudden he’d notice I had […]

The Problem of Avoiding Conflict with My Spouse and WW Link Up!

Avoiding Conflict

Today is another repost of an oldie {October 2010} but a goodie from my series, “The Top Ten Mistakes I Made in Marriage.” Enjoy! I grew up in a family that didn’t really know how to resolve conflicts in a healthy way. Often my parents played opposite positions in times of conflict, but neither position […]

Asking For Too Much Communication? And WW Link Up!

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{Repost of an article originally published – October, 2010} Let’s face it. There are major differences between men and women, and one of the big ones is the amount of communication women use versus men. Studies have shown that women use approximately 20,000 words per day, compared to the measly 7,000 word count that men […]