Book Review & Giveaway – Love to Stay

Today I’m interrupting my Desperate Marriage Myth series to do a book giveaway and review on the new release of Love to Stay by Adam Hamilton. I’m also attending the American Association of Christian Counselor’s conference in Nashville and may be delayed on replying to comments or blog hopping, but I will do my best […]

How to Love Yourself

  I’ve heard a lot of talk lately in the blogosphere about “loving self.” Some say we need to do that because many of us are failing to truly love ourselves. Some say it’s a given that we love ourselves and that loving ourselves should not be our focus. I think both “camps” have something […]

Speaking Different Languages of Love

Written by Heather Copple Messy Marriage Team Member   Ever think about what makes you feel loved by other people?  Gary Chapman wrote about it in the book, The 5 Love Languages. I’m going to talk about my husband’s and my primary love languages and the issues that have developed. We do not speak the […]

Intimate Insecurities

Written by Kimberly GreenMessy Marriage Team Writer When I was a little girl, we had a brown crocheted blanket that lived in the family room, ever available to warm you on a chilly night. For me, this blanket had many uses. It was a glamorous gown for playing dress up; a fortress; an island where […]

Love vs. Infatuation and WW Linkup

Love is . . . Developed in times of difficulty. Infatuation is . . . Spoiled in times of difficulty. Love is . . . Empowered by what is good and true. Infatuation is . . . Fueled by good times. Love is . . . A result of intentional and sacrificial choices that eventually […]

5 Texts You Should Send Your Spouse

1. I liked the way you … yesterday. They say it takes seven positive statements to make up for one negative. So we need to be sharing encouraging words with our spouses whenever we get the chance. And since most of us don’t see our spouses during the day, what a lovely way to brighten […]

10 Not-So-Helpful Things to Do for My Spouse

  Recently I wrote a post about the subject of helping my husband. You can refer to it here, if you’d like. But the idea got me to thinking … there are lots of ways I can help my husband but … There are also a lot of ways that I think I’m helping my […]

Ties That Bind

Today’s article is another “Share Your Story,” a contribution from blogger,   Kelli of Chronicles of Grace We meet between the sheets on Memorial Day weekend. After the tension drains out of our words and the last of the light drips out of the sky. Peace is sewn on like a fresh patch covers a […]

5 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Got Married

When I was first married, my husband and I made many mistakes that ultimately made our marriage very messy from the start. As many of you know, I’ve chronicled many of the messes we’ve made over the 25 years of our marriage here on this blog. But today I want to focus on the positive […]

How My Father Issues Impacted My Marriage

  As I’ve hinted at in my last two posts, I didn’t have much of a relationship with my father growing up. He was like a stranger to me in many ways. He was a workaholic pastor who wasn’t home much and, when he was, he didn’t know how to reach out or connect. When […]