Tag Archive: Marriage Advice

Apr 04

What Makes Our Marriage Work: Count Your Blessings

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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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Jun 11

What Makes Our Marriage Work: play to each other’s strengths

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What Makes Our Marriage Work: Play to Each Other’s Strengths  I think one of the most amazing things about being married is having a partner in every aspect of your life.  It is especially wonderful when they happen to complement you really well. Over the past (nearly) five years that Kenny and I have been married …

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Jan 03

What makes our Marriage Work – give ’em a break

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We have enjoyed spending time with my family over New Years as our Christmas celebration.  My sister Julie and her husband Neil came into town and we all got together to celebrate.  Neil is not only our brother-in-law but he is Kenny’s best friend from college.  We are so blessed to have our best friends …

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Dec 15

What makes our Marriage Work – In Sickness and In Health

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One important part of a lot of marriage vows are the words “in sickness and in health”.  It’s easy to say those words and not even really think about what they mean, until a couple weeks later when your new bride comes down with altitude sickness complete with a horrible headache and all the nausea …

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Nov 28

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Complimentary

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Sometimes life gets so busy, you’re busy at work, busy at home, busy taking care of the children, tired, it sometimes gets hard to remember to take a moment to say what you admire about your spouse.  I know I think wonderful things about Kenny in my head all the time.  It seems like I …

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Nov 08

What Makes our Marriage Work – Ask and you shall recieve

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I think every woman on the planet mistakenly thinks her husband should intuitively know what she wants or needs. Like they should be some sort of magical mind reader. He should know what you want for your birthday, and know when you need help with the laundry and know how to react when you complain about something. …

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Sep 20

What Makes our Marriage Work – Lean on me

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Some people say that a marriage should be a fifty, fifty partnership with each person contributing fifty percent.  Some people say it should be one hundred, one hundred.  Kenny and I tend to fall into that latter category, it is important for both partners to be giving their all in order for the relationship to …

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Aug 23

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Empathy

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I was surprised to read a statistic recently: most studies indicate that 70 to 90 percent of couples report being less satisfied with their marriages after a baby is born.  In our pre-baby, pregnancy glow it was easy to day dream about this perfect little newborn joining our perfect little family.  She’d coo and smile and …

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Jul 19

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Marriage is not a Sprint it’s a Marathon

It's Not a Sprint It's a Marathon

Life goes fast and time does fly but the same is true for what feels super significant at the moment will fade in importance as time goes by.  Why get into an argument over who made whom late to a dinner with friends you probably hardly ever see.  There is no need for insults about recording …

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Oct 23

What Makes Our Marriage Work: Power of Touch

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What Makes Our Marriage Work: Power of Touch  One of the things I especially love about Kenny is that he intuitively knows when I am not feeling well. Without ever being asked he will rub my back or massage my head or just hold me trying to take the pain away. I always love that he …

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