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03 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

How to Spring Clean Your Marriage

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For Lent, I decided to embark upon a journey of de-cluttering my home through the 40 bags, 40 days challenge at White House Black Shutters. To be honest, I felt like I was pretty good at keeping clutter at bay, but as I’ve focused on getting rid of one bag of clutter each day, it’s […]

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13 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Why You Need to Ask Your Wife Out on a Date

  Image credit: shotsstudio / 123RF Stock Photo Before we got married, just like many couples my husband (then boyfriend) and I used to go out all the time. Sometimes it would be a mutually-planned night out with friends, sometimes we would both be out doing our own thing and meet up,  but most of […]

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12 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Marriage and Politics: Can you be Happily Married With Different Political Views?

Money, religion and politics; those three things we’re not supposed to talk about in “polite company.” Why? Because it’s way too easy to step on a toe with the wrong opinion and make the conversation go quickly South. But what about when your company isn’t that polite? Specifically, how do you deal with talking about […]

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21 January 2014 ~ 2 Comments

One Thing You Need to Do Before You Send a Cute Text

Love text with hearts

Today I decided to follow one of my recipes in the book and sent a love text to my husband. To keep it simple, I sent this: About an hour later, my phone rang and this happened: Me: Hey! Husband: WTH are you asking me? Me: What are you talking about? Husband: Why did you […]

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06 January 2014 ~ 2 Comments

January Love Challenge: Spend 10 Minutes Each Day With Your Spouse

January Love Challenge: Spend 10 Minutes Per Day With Your Spouse

    Happy New Year! Each month in 2014, we’ll hold a different challenge for the month for you to start building positive habits into your romance routine. The first habit we’re working on this year is consciously spending at least 10 minutes each day with your spouse, no excuses! You don’t have to have […]

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08 November 2013 ~ 1 Comment

The Safe Road to Nowhere

A few days ago, I started a silence challenge, taking a few moments out of my day to disconnect, just be quiet, and listen. If you’re joining me in finding the silence, you don’t have to spend your quiet time doing what I’ve done, but I’ll share with you just in case. Yesterday I made […]

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07 November 2013 ~ 3 Comments

What Do You Want? Be Quiet and Find Out

Today I spent time being quiet and thinking about what it is that I really want. What does having it all mean to me? If someone handed me a box tomorrow that contained my dream life, what would be inside? By keeping up with all the noise around me, I’ve ended up investing time into […]

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06 November 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Finding the Silence: A Quick Challenge

A little while ago I finished the book The Early To Rise Experience: Learn To Rise Early in 30 Days (Early To Rise Series) by Andy Traub to get into the habit of waking up earlier in the morning—great read, I suggest it to anyone looking to drastically change their day-to-day life by making a […]

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21 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

I’ve Gotten Lazy in My Marriage! How I’m Getting Back on Track

I remember the first time I cooked for my husband, then boyfriend, way back during our dating days. I called a friend and got a recipe so that even though back in those days I hadn’t quite honed my cooking skills, I could still impress and pull out all the stops. Fast forward to the […]

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11 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

4 Ways to Know that You Should Be Quiet Instead

“You’re so quiet.” It’s a statement that I’ve heard about myself for about as long as I can remember. For a long time, I felt like I should be a little louder and say a little more. As I get older, it becomes more evident to me that being quiet has its advantages. Because I’m […]

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