Beyond Ordinary: Renew Your Marriage in the New Year

As we enter a new year, it is a time ripe for renewal, reconnecting, and refocusing. What better to focus on than your marriage?

Over the holidays, my husband and I have been reading through Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn’t Good Enough, from Tyndale.

The utter honesty and transparency of Justin & Trisha Davis, as

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10 Years

Happy Anniversary to my Beloved today!

Thank you so much for our past 10 years of marriage. I can’t believe it has been 10 years since that blustery December morning!  It is still an honor to be married to you, and I’m so excited to be revisiting our honeymoon locale

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Entrustment and Other Made-Up Words

Post contributed by Calvin, in honor of Michele’s birthday and our 10th wedding anniversary this week.

As I was sitting in the dark, keeping drowsy children company as they fell asleep, some thoughts came to mind. They kept crossing each others’ paths, like acrobatic birds who swoop through the evening sky. I’ll

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Celebrating

Happy Anniversary to my Beloved!

We’re celebrating nine years of marriage today!

The children have an adventure planned with Grandpa & Grandma, and we’re looking forward to a bit of time together with A Weekend with the One You Love: a Do-It-Yourself Marriage Retreat. We’re taking advantage of this bit of

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Intentional Family

So often I fall into a mindset of wanting my wife and kids to be simply “good” people, who are kind members of society. I can (barely) handle being that kind of dad. I can show my kids how to be kind, right?

But I’m beginning to see how God has a much grander vision for their

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Simple Kindness

Post by Contributing Writer, Lydia

I was young then, expecting my second baby.  I had joined a Mom’s group to make friends and garner support.  Although everyone was very nice, I felt a little out of place – at the time, I was 20 years old, expecting my second baby.  Almost everyone else was thirty

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Sacrifice :: An Almost Home Birth Story

Post by Contributing Writer, Daniele

From the beginning we’ve talked about the environment desired for our children’s births — thinking, praying, seeking options.  Delivering at home became one possibility.

We questioned friends who had journeyed this way, sought out a midwife and excitedly anticipated the idea.  At first.

Over time, my husband’s hesitancy grew.  In all honesty,

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Healing After Miscarriage Series & Other Intimate Topics

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For the month of February, I’ve been talking about some natural approaches to some close-to-the-heart topics. As we live simply, we keep our hands and hearts open to intentionally look at different seasons of life with a natural and uncluttered view; pursuing holistic wellness.

We’ll be phasing into new topics for the month of

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What To Do When Love Gets Crazy

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Post written by Contributing Writer, Daniele.

Man and woman stand at the altar, ready to be pronounced.  Ready to begin a new life together, to make dreams come true.  How long they have waited for this day and now the moment has come!  Visions of how all will unfold fills the

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The Best {Natural} Valentine to Give Your Husband

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How are you preparing for Valentine’s Day this year?

Today, I’m talking about the gift that’s probably on every husband’s wish list (ask him to read it with you & see what he says!). Join me at Passionate Homemaking, for the

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