What makes our marriage work- revisit the past

I (Karen) got the opportunity to go to a gorgeous outdoor wedding this weekend.  Kenny was sweet enough to watch our little girl while I got all primped up and went on a girls outing with my Mom and sister to a precious friends wedding. I was amazed how just hearing those wedding vows and …

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What makes our marriage work - sacrifice

Have you ever heard the saying “for the greater good”?  We joke around about it a lot shouting it out in a deep British accent like a bold knight or some grand wizard, but there is a lot of truth to that statement.  Especially after you have children.  Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for …

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What Makes Our Marriage Work: Count Your Blessings

It seems like in the day to day normal life of marriage it’s easy to get in a bit of a rut or get bogged down with the stresses of life.  One of the things that helps us keep things in perspective is to count our blessings.  Instead of dwelling on ‘oh, she forgot to …

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What's Your Love Language?

Since the month of love is upon us I thought it would be fun to take some ‘love’ quizzes with Kenny.  One of the first ones that came to mind was to find out if we share the same love language.  In case you haven’t heard of this, the five love languages is a book …

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What Makes Our Marriage Work : never stop flirting

Kenny and I can have the best time just talking and teasing and flirting with each other.  Our relationship started out with us writing letters back and forth, so we spent a great deal of time ‘talking’ to each other.  That built such a great foundation of communication that I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  …

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What Makes Our Marriage Work: loose lips sink ships

One great piece of advice I heard just before I got married was ‘never talk bad about your husband to anyone ever’. I have really tried to take this to heart and even if Kenny is doing something particularly irritating I try not to go blabbing to my Mom, best friend, neighbor or facebook about …

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What Makes Our Marriage Work - Keep Trying

One great thing about a good relationship is that it is always evolving.  Kenny and I aren’t perfect by any means and we don’t have a picture perfect relationship but we love each other so much and we make it a priority to keep working on our relationship.  It seems like so often today people …

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What Makes Our Marriage Work: take an interest in your spouses interests

A great way to keep your marriage strong is to take an interest in things that your spouse enjoys.  You don’t have to pretend to enjoy them too, but at least give them a try.  You never know, you might enjoy them too. Want to know a secret?  I had never even seen a soccer …

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What Makes Our Marriage Work - do some work together

This may not be a good tip for everyone, but sometimes rolling up our sleeves and doing some hard work together is just what the doctor ordered for our relationship.  Sure it can be tiring and can sometimes make you a little short with each other, but it also forces you to work together and …

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What Makes Our Marriage Work - a few minutes to connect

Whew!  Who knew that being full time parents and full time employees and coaches and bloggers and home remodelers would take so much time!? I guess we should have seen it coming when we tried to commit to so many different endeavors but they all just have a way of slurping up your time.  Sometimes …

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