PEACE OUT: SAYING GOODBYE TO THE “D” WORD

PEACE OUT: SAYING GOODBYE TO THE “D” WORD

Six years ago things were not the worst that they'd ever been in our marriage, but things weren't the greatest either. Talk things out? No need. I already knew what I would say. I wanted out.

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MUTUAL SUBMISSION: FOR MEN ONLY EVERY DAY TROUBLES

MUTUAL SUBMISSION: FOR MEN ONLY EVERY DAY TROUBLES

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1 Corinthians 7:4 reminds us that the husband has control over the wife's body and vice versa. But in light of several recent conversations, I began seeing this from another perspective that I've found helpful and believe that you would too.

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Nice Things: Remembering God in Pressure and In Prosperity

I love my house.     Every day I wake up, and it is a blessing to step out onto the floor from my bed.  You see, from 2011-2016 our family was in a time of transition, and we had some very unusual sleeping arrangements from time to time. In my most recent memory, my husband and I finally caved in and purchased a mattress after getting fed up with inflating an air mattress in

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Saving Simplicity

It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s easy to overcomplicate it all isn’t it? From present to parties, sometimes the word “simple” can seem difficult to attain. Even reading an article about Saving Simplicity can appear to be too much, right? But this is the modern age and information is king. So let’s look at a few ways that we can minimize the chaos and save our sanity by saving simplicity!

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3 HANDY TIPS FOR PICKING THE PERFECT GIFTS FOR YOUR WIFE

It’s that time of the year again when you need to grab a gift for the wife. I’m stopping by with a few tips on how to take the stress out of the process this year. And how to better prepare for next year Pay attention to potential gift ideas throughout the year. Particularly during the fall so that you can know what she is currently desiring Get some early feedback about the items you’re

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Five More Effective Questions to Ask Your Wife For Deeper Understanding

Calvin here, with some quick examples that will come in handy when you are working on asking your wife more effective questions so that you are able to understand her needs more clearly. Now, this isn’t just for the newlyweds, this is for everyone, whether you’ve been married for two months or twenty years.  The statistics around divorce are staggering! So we must decide to put in a little work every day to help push

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Five Tips to Working at Home While Homeschooling Your Children

I am a Stay at Home, Work at Home, Homeschooling mom of 6, and I’ve been blessed to juggle these balls somewhat successfully for the last five years, and I know how fortunate I am to be able to do so. Many women, for a myriad of reasons, are choosing to homeschool their children or stay at home. In a world where you are expected to embrace every 20th-century advantage and prosper outside of the

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Pillow Talk: Intimate Moments to Strengthen Your Bond

We remember a phase in our marriage where all we could do to work through our differences was to chat it out over google messenger once we were both safely at work. It was too difficult to face each other in person and talk through the difficulties of life. Eventually, we picked up the habit of chatting in the dark at bedtime. Did we mention in the dark? Speaking in person was now allowed, but

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A Sunrise, Waffles & Mommy’s Love

“Mommy? I’m cold.” There was a tear in her eye from the fresh morning air and a sparkle in her irresistible grin when she looked up into my eyes. As she pressed in closer to my legs seeking warmth, I suddenly I felt a second wooly robe around my other leg. The littlest sister had finally found a spot to sneak in. It was a perfect moment. Crimson red colors danced across an otherwise crisp

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The Work at Home Homeschooling Mom

Stopping in to give a bit of encouragement and offer five practical tips for the work-at-home mother who homeschools her children. A little background may be in order. I currently work a full-time, 40 hour a week job with occasional overtime and homeschool 5 of our 6 children. In addition to that and managing this blog, I help my husband with our personal web development company by completing administrative work, graphic designs, and building sites

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Run, Don’t Walk: Honest Thoughts for the Insufficient Wife

So, I’ve been a wife now for almost 11 years and spent enough of that time lamenting my own foolish decisions that I know that I simply cannot be alone. The reality is that no matter how much we strive to be an amazing, God-fearing, prophetic, Proverbs 31, childbearing, disciple rearing, career woman, entrepreneur, church serving, Bible study teaching, lovemaking machine, it’s just not always…right. I wish I could think of another word right now,

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Balancing Act

Life is a serious balancing act. With so many things that can take our attention, let’s talk about a few ways to create a sense of balance in your family. 1. Create a sense of security When our children were younger, we had a very strict daytime routine. The kitchen timer was our best friend and there were many daily countdowns to naps, play time, screen time etc. As our families grow, many of us