Archive for the 'marriage' Category

kd316 Photography: Sweetheart Shoot: Gina & Brad

Marshmallows.  You normally don’t think of the gooey sugary treat as being something that will bind friends together.  But, before I met my husband, I made marshmallows from scratch for the first time and put it on my blog.  When we came to Arkansas in view of a call for our church, Gina, the wonderful […]

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What Oatmeal Taught Me About Marriage (Cinnamon Raisin Honey Oats)

Just for disclosure sake: I have permission from my husband to share this story. He said he learned a lot from it early in our marriage and he wants to make sure that others learn the same lesson for the good of their marriage! We had probably been married three months or so and having […]

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A Practical Way to Revolutionize Your Marriage

I don’t know of any married woman who says “My marriage is perfect, we don’t need to improve in any area.”  Its just not said.  If it were said, there would be less divorces, no need for marriage counselors, or all the books in every bookstore about how to improve your marriage. This is a […]

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31Days (5): Study Christ

  One of the pieces of advice I give new brides (or brides-to-be) is more than anything in marriage (from a human standpoint) – study your husband.  With all the marriage, sex, and relationship books out there, knowing what pleases your husband (and isn’t a sin) is a great thing that you can bring to […]

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31Days: (4): One way to enjoy marriage

“Enjoy your husband!” – Cara Croft – The Pastor’s Family In the next few days we will be celebrating our two year anniversary. So much has happened in two years, but that is not what this blog is for. One of the joys of my marriage to the Mister has been meeting and getting to […]

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Prayers for the Journey

One of the most important daily things that a wife can do for her husband…is pray for him. I learned this concept almost 17 years before I actually got married, but believe me – it is so true! I can tell the days I pray for my husband, and I can tell the days that […]

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Book Review: The Pastor’s Justification (Jared Wilson/Crossway)

Whoever said being married to a pastor was easy – hasn’t been married to a pastor.  Let me explain and in that explanation, tell you why I chose (and liked) Jared’s book The Pastor’s Justification – a book for pastors (not pastor’s wives). When I went to seminary, I went for the purpose of getting […]

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Marriage, Ministry and Hospitality

Eating, and hospitality in general, is a communion, and any meal worth attending by yourself is improved by the multiples of those with whom it is shared. Jesse Browner Marriage includes many joys! One of the highlights of marriage and ministry for my husband is the idea and general enthusiasm I have for hospitality.  He […]

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Loving is Hard

Is the title of the blog news to anyone?  Anyone who is married, in a relationship, friends with someone, or even just someone who loves yourself – you know the truth to the title – Loving is Hard. Loving may not be hard when you look at the way the world defines or acts out […]

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Paying Attention to Your Marriage

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” – Simone Weil A friend tweeted this quote last week and I thought immediately of how it should (but often doesn’t) apply to my marriage.  In a day filled with multi-tasking and technology and social media – this form of generosity tends to go right out […]

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