4 Ways to Get a Clean Slate in Life and Marriage

I don’t know about you, but I’m a workaholic. And that applies to my marriage as well—always finding some way to clean up or spruce up what needs attention. That can be good. But today I want to talk about how doing too much in our own strength can derail us. After all, spring-cleaning our […]

How to Forgive the Past and Move Forward in Your Marriage

Today, I’m excited to introduce to you my next guest blogger in the “Spring Clean Your Marriage” series—Julie Loos. She’s sharing about how subtle and destructive ruminating on our mates’ failures and limitations can be to our marriages. Be sure to check out her bio below, as well as making her feel welcome by commenting […]

How to Clean Up Nitpicking Imperfections in Your Spouse

Today, I’m excited to be joined by my next guest blogger in the “Spring Clean Your Marriage” series, Carmen Brown. Her story will move you in powerful ways to see the destructiveness of nitpicking your spouse’s imperfections! See her bio below to find out more about her and her ministry. I was alone in my […]

5 Ways to C.L.E.A.N. Up Manipulating Your Spouse with Guilt

Today, I’m excited to continue in the “Spring Clean Your Marriage” series with my next guest blogger, Karen Friday. I feel a special kinship with her because she’s a pastor’s wife like me! I hope you’ll check out her bio below and make her feel welcome by commenting and sharing her wise words all around […]

7 Tips for Cleaning Up a Boring Sex Life in Marriage

Today I’m thrilled to have author and marriage blogger Sheila Gregoire as my guest in the “Spring Clean Your Marriage” series. See her bio below to find out more about her, as well as where to connect with her on social media.  We’ve all been there. Whether you are in a hectic season of life, […]

7 Ways to Clean Up Being Disrespectful to Your Spouse

Recently, I was disrespectful to my husband while we were at our small group Bible study, of all places! It was just that the direction my husband was taking during our discussion just got under my skin. So I sat there stewing—thinking of what I would say to him later in a private moment. Apparently, […]

5 Tips for When You Undermine Your Spouse’s Parenting

I’m excited to continue my “Spring Clean Your Marriage” Series with my next guest blogger, Aimee Imbeau. See her bio below to find the link to her site and, then be sure to connect with her on social media as well. I had a choice to make…and only moments in which to make the best […]

Spring Cleaning Tips Leaving More Time for Your Family

I’m excited to start off a new series, “Spring Clean Your Marriage” with a guest blogger Sarah Rollandini today! Check out her bio below to find out more about her and her blog. Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help […]

How to Be More Devoted to Your Spouse and Guard Against an Affair

For whatever reason God has hardwired me with a very strong ability to remain devoted and persevere in the face of difficulty. I’m not trying to toot my own horn here. It’s just that being devoted comes somewhat naturally for me with a personality that can also be rather rigid and unyielding as well. Kind […]

Book Review and Giveaway – Doing Life with Your Adult Children

My husband and I now have an empty-nest and are no longer expected to parent our adult children. Correction: we’re no longer “welcome” to parent them! 😉 So what’s an older mom to do? Sign up for senior aerobics? Spend her time at the mall, grieving away her sorrows with purchases-a-plenty? Being a mom is […]