Aug 11 2014

Quote of the Day

Do not pray to marry the one you love, but to love the one that you marry. –Spencer Kimball

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May 26 2014

Quote of the Day

Be presidents of each others’ fan club. –Tony Heath

Presidents


May 13 2014

Talking Tuesday

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Share your thoughts, feelings, and stories as well as respond to others regarding these questions:

Do you have any fun summer plans?

I’ll get us started …

This summer Steve and I will mostly likely be staying local. Having just bought our first home, our time, energy, and money are all being poured into getting it settled and just the way we want it. Having waited nearly six years for our first home, we’re quite content with that being our summer plans. We do have a couple of small trips planned that aren’t far from home, and we have family members coming in to stay with us too, which will be so much fun! Honestly, I think it’s going to be the perfect summer for us!

Okay, it’s your turn!

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Apr 29 2014

Talking Tuesday

TalkingTuesdayShare your thoughts, feelings, and stories as well as respond to others regarding these questions:

When is your anniversary, and how long have you been married for? If you’re engaged, when is your big day, and how long have you been together? If you’re dating, how long have you been with your significant other?

I’ll get us started …

Steve’s and my anniversary is September 13th, and this year will be 6 years together! It’s been the best 6 years of my life!

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Apr 22 2014

Talking Tuesday

TalkingTuesdayShare your thoughts, feelings, and stories as well as respond to others regarding these questions:

What is one of your favorite physical features of your spouse or significant other? Why?

I’ll get us started …

As most of you will feel too (hopefully), there are so many things I love about my husband! I think he is the most handsome man ever, so it’s tough to pick just one favorite physical feature of his. That being said, I would have to say his eyes. He has beautiful blue eyes, but my favorite thing about them is how tender and gentle they are. When I look into his eyes, I just feel at ease and comforted. Like I’ve arrived home. It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul, and my husband definitely has a comforting, tender soul that is gentle and kind. Those beautiful blue eyes are definitely one of my favorite physical features of his!

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Apr 20 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! May it be a blessed one filled with the hope and truth that lies within the beautiful sacrifice made and victory offered by Jesus!Easter2014


Apr 16 2014

Quote of the Day

Expressions of love don’t need to be grand; they just need to be sincere. –Ashley McIlwain

Expressions of Love


Apr 15 2014

Talking Tuesday

TalkingTuesdayShare your thoughts, feelings, and stories as well as respond to others regarding these questions:

What are you doing to celebrate Easter this year? What are you most looking forward to about your celebration this year?

I’ll get us started …

This year is a little bit of an off year for my husband, Steve, and me. Typically we use Easter as a time to invite people to church with us, and I love making a huge Easter feast for everyone to enjoy together afterward. It’s something I love doing – opening my home up, loving on people, and filling their bellies with a home-cooked meal. This year though, since it’s our first Easter in North Carolina, we probably won’t be doing that. There’s so much going on, that it will probably just be the two of us this year. We’ll go to Easter service like normal, and I’ll most likely still make a big feast but it will just be for the two of us. Although that’s kind of a sad notion in one sense, I do love that Steve and I will have plenty of time to think about, discuss, and savor what Easter is really about … our Savior’s death and resurrection that gives us hope, forgiveness, healing, and purpose. Perhaps a more low-key Easter is just what we need to make sure we are focusing on what this sacred holiday is really all about.

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Apr 1 2014

Talking Tuesday

TalkingTuesdayShare your thoughts, feelings, and stories as well as respond to others regarding these questions:

What are your favorite flowers, and why? Husbands, do you know what your wife’s favorite flowers are? Wives, does your husband know what your favorite flowers are?

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It’s tough to go wrong on flowers because they are all just so beautiful! I love how they just naturally make every day feel bright and cheery when they are around. That’s why I try to keep a vase of them in our place whenever I can. My absolute favorite flower though is a purple tulip. There’s something about their simplicity that I just love. Then as they open up, you see that they are hiding even more beauty inside those delicate pedals. There’s just something about them in my favorite shade that overwhelms my senses with their elegant beauty. And yes, my husband knows they are my favorite flower, although it took him a few years of reminding before he got it. Now I’m fairly certain it’s seared into his mind J

Okay, it’s your turn!

Congratulations to last month’s winner … Shannon!!! We really do love hearing from all of you, so please continue to join our weekly discussions and to invite your friends to join us too!

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Mar 11 2014

Talking Tuesday

TalkingTuesdayShare your thoughts, feelings, and stories as well as respond to others regarding these questions:

Do you find it difficult or uncomfortable to discuss sex … as a married person, a young adult curious about sex, a parent trying to approach the topic with your child, etc.? Why or why not?

I’ll get us started …

Recently this topic has been coming up a lot in my conversations. Mostly the discussion has been around the ability to discuss or find resources related to marital sex from a Christian perspective whether it be to try and improve a struggling sex life, learn the basics of fulfilling sex, or learning healthy ways to spice things up. The word sex in the Christian community seems to make people either squirm or run for the hills. This seems so backwards to me because God is the Creator of sex, not just for procreation but for pleasure, so why are we the ones ashamed to talk about it? This is something I want to dive deeper into via a series of articles on Foundation Restoration, but I am really curious to hear from you all what your experience has been with the topic. Do you feel you have someone or somewhere to discuss sex within a biblical context and without shame or guilt?

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