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18
Jun
2015
I'm Still Learning, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Marriage, Love

  I have been married for over 13 years.  You’d think I’d have this whole “wife” thing down by now.   Last year I thought I had this down; I thought I knew everything there was to know about marriage, love, and also about my husband.  I thought we had a great life together, I […]

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Commit to 31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse. Write Your Spouse a love note. Pray together with your spouse one time a day for a week. Kiss for 30 seconds every day for a week. Read or Reread the book, Grace Filled Marriage. Text your mate a message of love just for them. Guys, […]

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14
Nov
2014

Behind Every Great Man…

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family matters, marriage, grace based

  Guess what I can do with a 102 degree fever?  Several  loads of laundry.  Make dinner.  Help with homework.   Do the dishes.  More laundry.  Sign permission slips.  Write a blog.   Guess what my husband can do with a 102 degree fever?  Moan.  Suggest concern that he may be dangerously close to experiencing a […]

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26
Sep
2014

  {originally published in 2012} Marriage is difficult. I don’t think anyone out there would argue with that. It takes more than lovey-dovey eyes and butterflies in your stomach to get through the hard times. And, let’s face it, hard times will come. It’s dangerously easy to get bogged down in utility bills, work responsibilities […]

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17
Mar
2014
Learning How to Love, Stepfamily, Stepmom, Stepson, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Laura Petherbridge

If I’m being totally honest there were times in my early years as a stepmom that I didn’t even like my stepsons, much less love them. To me they appeared spoiled and pampered, plus everyone in my husband’s family seemed to tip-toe around their wants and whines. This was the total opposite of the extremely […]

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21
Feb
2014

Becoming a Trophy Wife

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Trophy Wife

  I have Sochi fever and first place gold on my mind.  And I don’t want to hear any “it’s an honor just to be here” hullabaloo.  I want my team to win.   Makes me ponder my own abandoned top pedestal dreams.  While mine had nothing to do with grueling physicality or endless hours […]

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21
Jun
2013
Pampering Marriage is Marriage Preservation, Marriage, Cindi Ferrini, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  We might want a week away but need to settle for three hours. We might want a trip to Europe but need to be content with an overnight stay in an adjacent city. We need to find ways that will work practically and financially.   When a caregiver is on call 24/7 every day, […]

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Can This Marriage Be Saved, Laura Petherbridge, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Cheating

The issues associated with adultery are often complex, and there is no simple formula for restoration. However, if the couple sincerely desires a healthy, thriving marriage after an affair here are a few beneficial insights:   • Eventually, both people must be committed to restoration. If one spouse attempts to manipulate, badger, guilt or shame […]

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Can This Marriage Be Saved, Laura Petherbridge, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Cheating

While reading the paper my husband turned to me and said, “I wonder if there is a politician who isn’t cheating on his spouse.” He was reading one more name, in a never ending list, of those committing adultery.   But Capitol Hill isn’t the only place encountering, “your cheatin’ heart.” After working in divorce […]

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