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Marriage and relationship advice, along with best practices for communication and the importance of friendships with other adults.

Best Ways to Show Someone You Care

Best Ways To Show Someone You Care

Do you wish that you could do a better job of showing someone that you care?  I don’t just mean in romantic relationships either. I mean in all our relationships.  Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to show someone you care so that you were sure that they knew how you felt? Some of …

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50 of the Best Love Quotes for Him

Finding ways to express my love to my husband has been on my mind recently.  I can’t begin to describe how blessed I am to be married to him.  He really is my Prince Charming.  To help me express my love for him, I scoured Pinterest for the best 50 love quotes for him that …

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How to Find Gifts To Remember on Valentine’s Day and Any Other Occasion

Once upon a time, I had the perfect boyfriend.  He was sweet, he adored me as I did him.  I remember my face being sore when I laid down at night after he had gone home because I had smiled so much that day.  He opened the car door, and every other door for me.  …

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5 Tips for Setting Personal Boundaries

What are Personal Boundaries and How Do You Go About Setting Personal Boundaries?  Hello, my friends.  This subject has been on my heart for a while now, but I have hesitated to write about it.  You see, setting personal boundaries has always been a struggle for me.  I want so desperately to please people and …

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Dear Husband, Thank You for Choosing Me

My Dear Husband and One True Love, Thank you for choosing me. You chose me to be your wife and the mother of your children. Thank you for choosing me time and time again. One of the keys to a successful marriage is choosing your spouse, not just once but over and over again. It’s …

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4 Things to Remember When Everything goes Wrong

Friends, I have a confession to make. Remember the post that I recently wrote about keys to a successful marriage and how excited I was about my upcoming anniversary? It is a good thing that I wrote that post BEFORE we went out on our anniversary date because let me tell you, the story I …

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Six Keys to Happiness in Marriage

Hello friends! How is your happily ever after going? How much happiness in your marriage do you have? You know, you meet the perfect guy, date, get engaged, tie the knot, along come kids and life and suddenly the charm of happily ever after does not seem quite as sparkly as it once did. How …

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Oops! What to Do When You Make a Mistake

Mistakes Happen What do when you make a mistake?  I know that I have had plenty of practice on this, and I think that everyone can say the same.  Who in the world has not made a mistake at some point in their lives?  Some of us handle making mistakes better than others do. Why …

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10 Easy Ways Spend Quality Time with your Spouse After you Start a Family

(This amazing photo is used with permission by JMB Photography. Check out their facebook page!) How do you think about time?  Lately, a comparison between time and money has been on my mind.  We each only have so much.  There is some that we are obligated to spend, but we have some that we are …

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Active Listening Strategies to Help You Really Connect with Other People

     Hello friends!  Do you know someone that is a really good listener? They are getting to be a rare breed these days. I find it a bit ironic that we have so many different ways to communicate now, with social media, smartphones, email, regular phone calls, and face to face interactions, but sometimes …

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