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CELEBRATING THE ORDINARY DAYS OF MARRIAGE

We’ve been together 33 years this month and married for 31 years in March. I asked him out on our first date and we’ve been dating ever since; but, that doesn’t mean it’s always been easy. Even after all these years together, staying happily married takes work and requires us both to be intentional and…

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AN EASY AND DELICIOUS OATMEAL COOKIE RECIPE

The weatherman had predicted the possibility of a light snow fall; but by sunrise we realized we’d passed the “light snowfall” mark. As road closings became more widespread and the snow continued to fall, we knew our big plans for the weekend might not pan out. I assessed the fridge and pantry and was relieved…

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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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TWO RECIPES: ONE FOR YOUR HUNGRY FAMILY AND ONE FOR YOUR HEART

Do you need a new recipe that’s an easy, crowd-pleaser in a bowl? Of course, you do! But you’re probably thinking, “New recipes take a little extra time and effort and often require new pantry ingredients.” You’re right. But I promise this one’s worth it. It’s a family favorite around here and a regular in…

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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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