How Hungry are You for God? And Why it Matters!

Years ago, I flew to Chicago with my husband to visit his father. We landed just in time for lunch, but that wasn’t on the agenda … at least according to my father-in-law. He was just so excited to show us around Chicago—his hometown—that he didn’t want to slow down for a silly lunch stop! 😉 So […]

My Bible Study is On Sale! Plus a Free Devotional

Today I’m excited to tell you about two of my recent writing endeavors that I hope and pray encourage you! The first one is a limited-time deal on my recently published Bible study. If you’re interested in a Bible study that will take you little-by-little through the book of Ephesians, so that you can soak […]

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, […]

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 […]

6 Ways to Be a More Compassionate and Forgiving Spouse

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to be compassionate toward your spouse when you’re angry with him or her? It gets even harder when we let our anger turn into bitterness because we’ve chosen not to forgive them. Ironically, keeping this same mindset and practice in place inevitably creates a hard heart as […]

7 Ways to Become a More Passionate Spouse

If being passionate was on one end of a continuum and being emotionally reserved was on the other, you would find me living at both extremes. However, a true continuum of passion would most likely have passion at one end, and apathy at the other. But that’s not the way I vacillate and vibe! I’m […]

7 Ways to Become a Fun Spouse

The family I grew up in was (and still is) full of fun and funny people. I guess that explains one of the reasons why I was attracted to and married Gary, my very funny husband. This post has really challenged me to reflect on whether or not I am a fun spouse. Sure, my […]

5 Ways to Prayer Journal to Improve Your Attitude and Marriage

I had just finished up loading the dishes into the dishwasher, while listening to worship music and offering up a prayer of joy. Little did I know how quickly my attitude would move from worship to all-out-war! You see, our 5 yo son (who is now 25!) wanted to go out to play in the […]

8 Steps to Avoid Marriage Meltdowns at Holiday Gatherings

When I was a kid, I looked forward to every holiday with great anticipation. I loved the food, as well as the opportunity to be with extended family. And when Christmas was in view, I really, really loved the idea of getting presents—lots of presents! Lol! However, once the actual holiday approached, my dreams and […]

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