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17 Jun Lean Towards, Not Away

Here is basic but, oh, so important advice to help you and your spouse stay close and intimate with one another:  Always lean towards one another!   The slippery slope of a couple’s marriage breakdown often begins by the movement of leaning away from their spouse.  It...

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08 Jun Great Sex in 50 Years

I wonder what crazy sex moves we'll be into when we're 50? This was a question I asked my wildly hot wife, Sarah recently (we're 26 and 27 respectively). We're beginning to experience the fun, exciting edge of experimentation in the bedroom. I can't help but...

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07 Jun Every Day is Blue Plate Day!

As Jim and I raised our 9 children, we adopted a way to help us celebrate milestones in their lives.  The “Blue Plate” was a modest ceramic dinner plate decorated with the words “Special Person”.  It was set out at mealtimes whenever there was an...

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14 May Who Needs Date Nights? Pt.2

Sadly, for many couples, bedtime is NOT a good example of spending quality time focussed on one another.   Perhaps the wife goes to bed a lot earlier and is already asleep before the husband comes to bed.   Maybe the bedroom television is turned on for...

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13 May Who Needs Date Nights? Pt.1

Dr. Patrick Ward recently tweeted this marriage tip: There is a difference between spending time together and paying attention to each other. Try both! Most married couples would claim that they spend plenty of time together and that, in fact, there is absolutely no need for...

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12 May And the Prize Goes to….!

Last year around this time, Carrie won the "Most Wonderful Mother in the World" contest.   Let me explain. A local women's clothing store was holding a Mother's Day contest with a $200 shopping spree as the prize.  Almost all of our 9 children submitted entries...

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11 May The Air We Breathe

Do you ever think how a deep breath of fresh air can be so exhilarating? Pausing to take a deep breath in wide open spaces seems to make us more alert to our surroundings and more grateful to be alive! Encouragement is like that breath of...

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