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WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT MARRIAGE FROM A MARATHON

I didn’t know how hard marriage would be. It’s not that no one told me. It’s just that I thought ours would be different. In the Beginning We married in 1987 as I was finishing my junior year at Samford University. I was a full-time student, commuting 1.5 hours one way, and working a part-time…

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Creating Space for Intimacy in Every Season of Marriage

A marriage cannot thrive without intimacy. Husbands and wives crave intimacy and if we attempt  to satisfy our God-given needs in unhealthy, unrealistic ways we end up hurting ourselves and those we care about most. As a happily married wife of 30 years and a mother of  5, I want to share what I’ve  learned…

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The Accidental Homemaker: Part 1

After 14 years  of marriage and three young children, I left the work I loved to be a stay-at-home-mom and full-time homemaker.  I’d earned 3 degrees and had years of experience in my field but I was unprepared for a life at home. A Woman Plans Her Way I was a committed Christ follower focused…

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HOW YOU CAN HAVE A MERRIER CHRISTMAS

Dreading Christmas already? The holidays can be overwhelming but you can have a Merrier Christmas if you’re willing to make a few, simple choices.  Expectations, family stress, grief, sickness, and financial issues are just a few of things that can derail your hopes for the holidays. I learned a few things in November—the hard way…

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