Category Archives: Marriage

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Do you ever look at your spouse and wonder who they are? You would think after dating for two and a half years, and being married for eighteen, that you would.  You’ve been with them for twenty birthdays, Easters, and Halloweens.  You’ve seen them sick, happy, mad, confused, tired, hyper, funny, forgetful, and annoying.  You’ve…

4 Low Cost Summer Date Nights for Married Couples

Author: Whitney Hollingshead For most married couples, setting aside time for date night is difficult enough without having to come up with a plan. If you feel like you are in a dating rut, here are some fun options that are relatively inexpensive, require little or no planning ahead, and will help restore some summer…

How to be a Good Parent

When I was a teenager, I regularly thought about the kind of parent I would be. I was completely convinced that I had it all figured out, and when the time rolled around to mother my own family – I would be equipped with predetermined sketches of how to deal with each situation.  I thought…

15 Fun Active Date Ideas

Yesterday was my 8th wedding anniversary. Instead of the usual dinner and movie date I decided we needed to do something a little more active. We headed over to a local family fun center called Boondocks and spent the evening playing laser tag, bowling, and playing arcades. We had such a blast! It was fun…

What’s an Adult?

It’s crazy to be almost four decades old, and be only totally sure about one thing: That I don’t know much. I remember when I was young, feeling like all those old people had it figured out, right?  When you get old, nobody fights anymore, steals, lies, nobody talks about people behind their backs –…

18 tips to stay married for 18 years

Valentines, the day we express love to the ones in our life that mean the most.  At times, I’ve been humbled by love, and how easily we all take it for granted.  We have to work for love and be patient with the process.  grateful for the beautiful parts and slow to toss it away…

Top 10 At Home Date Night ideas that are fun, cheap, creative and romantic

Written by: Cassia Staying at home doesn’t have to make you a square!  This list will give you the perfect inspiration for romantic dates,  first dates, fun dates, creative dates, (maybe even what to do for your Valentine’s Date)  and much more.   We went from 0 to 3 kids in just a couple of years!  Sometimes I…

Managing our Thoughts, to Be Happy

Written by: Janae Are you ever shocked by the thoughts that randomly pop into your brain?  I am.  Descartes, father of modern philosophy, shared the thought, “I think.  Therefore, I am.”  He couldn’t have been more right. Until we learn to control our mind, the experiences in our world around us will be a mere…

Homemade dining ideas for Valentine’s Day

We are excited to share this great recipe with you all, and hope you’ll get to make it for your sweetie this Valentine’s day! The end of the Yuletide season signals one thing: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. There are a plethora of ideas on how to celebrate this day with our loved…

I’m a Banyan Tree

Most days, my home is downright, busy-crazy faced – insanity. Kids running, whining, driving, playing, eating, picking on, jumping, annoying, sleeping, primping, hiding, fighting, messing, brushing, and gamboozleing. And more usual than not, my mind functions about the same. But other days, I get a flash of clarity.  If only for a moment – my…

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