Last Sunday, we had just finished lunch, and I was practicing writing letters with my son at the kitchen table, when my husband called my name from the couch. I turned to look at him and with watering eyes he could only whisper, “It’s the same pain. I think we have to go to the hospital.“
The clock stopped, and the memory of his massive heart attack on December 7,… Continue
Added by Xiomara Spadafora on December 12, 2015 at 9:04am —
I was waiting the other day for my doctor appointment and I was reading my bible as I waited. I was reading in II Corinthians and these verses 12:7-10 stuck out to me in a great way. So I thought I would share with you. I hope you will continue to read this post even if you are not pregnant,… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 29, 2015 at 12:54pm —
With recently celebrating Mother’s Day and through some recent conversation with my husband I am reminded of the importance of being sensitive to each other. In conversation with some fellow mom friends, not everyone loves Mother’s Day, some feel they have not been a good mother, or feel they didn’t have a good mother, and they focus on the blow it’s in their life so celebrating Mother’s Day is not fun for them. Being a mom is hard work, being a spouse is hard work, heck being an adult… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 21, 2015 at 10:47am —
Dinner with just you and your spouse are important and necessary if you ask me, but dinners for four are just as important. According to a study at Wayne State University bonding with other couples actually strengthens your own relationship.
I know if you are like most couples it is hard enough to schedule a weekly date night with just you and your spouse but I want to encourage you to plan and schedule couple double dates that you can go on ever so often. I know every time my… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 14, 2015 at 10:55am —
I read somewhere that couples who have deep conversations are far likelier to be happy than couples who always keep it light. Researchers report that the happiest couples have twice as many substantive discussions -- and far fewer superficial ones -- as the unhappiest couples.
After being married for a number of years, my husband and I will celebrate our 12th anniversary this May and as you add children to the mix, I find it is easy to get caught up in small talk in your… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 5, 2015 at 10:30am —
Have you read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman? I highly recommend the book. The book is helpful for all, married, single, parents, if you have people in your life, you will benefit from reading this book.
The Five Love Languages, author Dr. Gary Chapman explains how people communicate and receive love in different ways, he shares the wonderful things that happen when you learn to speak each other's language.
Chapters are categorized by love… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on December 10, 2014 at 4:28pm —
With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas quickly following I want to encourage you to stay connected with your spouse this upcoming Holiday season. I know it is easy to get caught up with all the shopping and get-togethers that life becomes even busier than it already is in the next few months. It is easy to skip a date night because of school Christmas plays, family and office get togethers and even turning date night into Christmas shopping for the kids, which is fine as long… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on November 19, 2014 at 4:23pm —
When you get married, it is not only a merging of two lives but two families. With the upcoming holidays approaching have you discussed where you will spend Thanksgiving and Christmas?
It is important to discuss this ahead of time and both decide what works for your family. We have been taught to pray and ask God where to be which is important; we should desire to be in the right place at the right time no matter the occasion. What if you are supposed to spend… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on November 4, 2014 at 7:17pm —
I mentioned before in an earlier post how I would blog about my favorite pre-marital counseling assignment. My husband and I have been married for over eleven years and this one assignment has stuck with us all this time. We frequently refer to this assignment.
Our pastor in… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 28, 2014 at 3:36pm —
This post is to encourage you to avail yourself to pre-marital counseling if you are planning on getting married. If you are already married, it’s never too late to discuss topics that you haven’t discussed and to have someone help you in discussing those topics or maybe topics you have discussed but just don’t see eye to eye on, that IS when you want a third party involved to assist. If you are already married share this with someone you know who is going to get married or has a desire… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 26, 2014 at 6:29pm —
Added by Stacy Lorraine Sanford on October 23, 2014 at 6:24pm —
This post is to encourage you married couples to only speak well of your spouse. Most people would think that is common knowledge but I am amazed at how many times I am with strangers and people I know and they speak badly of their spouse. I know there are the extreme people who are unhappily married and speak horribly of their spouse all the time; I’m not talking about them. I am talking about people who I know to have a good relationship with their spouse and yet they well say… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 21, 2014 at 12:28pm —
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Added by Jennifer on March 22, 2014 at 9:54pm —
After getting the kiddos situation in the kitchen with an art project this morning I set off for the family room to fold clothes. Exciting I know! While folding I turned on the TV and quickly found myself being pulled into a talk show. The topic was unconventional marriages. The host was interviewing a traditional Orthodox Jewish marriage. First I found it ironic that the topic was unconventional marriages and the couple was in a traditional marriage. My second thought was, when… Continue
Added by Kat Tom on June 8, 2013 at 2:42pm —
Like most young girls, I was enthralled with romantic fairy tales. Who wouldn't want to have Prince Charming to show up with that glass slipper that would undoubtedly fit just right? Or maybe have him ride up on his noble steed and wake you from some mysterious illness with true love's kiss? These ideas of romantic bliss are drilled into little girl's heads from very early on. There's nothing wrong with fairy tales, they are entertaining and fun and they make… Continue
Added by Shavon Robinson on May 7, 2012 at 1:51am —
Last week, Lexi had an assignment which required a poster-board. Actually, it didn’t require a poster-board, notepad paper would have worked too, but it seems like the new generation of teachers prefer everything from a haiku to a spelling assignment completed on poster-board. It’s like these teachers are compensating for something else. You know what they say about a teacher who assigns over sized homework, don’t you?… Continue
Added by BuenoBaby on November 11, 2010 at 3:06pm —
Added by France de la Fuente on October 19, 2010 at 8:42pm —
Last week ended on a tense note, so Ben and I snuck out for a quick drink and a few moments alone on Saturday night. We deserved this time together. Actually, if we’re going to be fair about it, we deserved a trip to Europe but I’m grateful for anytime alone.
We didn’t go anywhere fancy. Still, I wanted to take it up a notch so I wore this necklace, which had belonged to my Granny Bea.… Continue
Added by BuenoBaby on October 19, 2010 at 12:01pm —