Date Selfies and Other Tips for a Vibrant Marriage

My husband and I have a special marriage. Over the last 17 years, many friends and some strangers have commented that our relationship blesses them, saying, “You two are an inspiration” or “What a perfect couple!” And I think “if you only knew how many times I fail.” But Judd and I have a lot going for us. I wanted to list some of the ways we guard our marriage…

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Protect Your Marriage (and Money) With a Spending Communication Policy

A few days ago, an upbeat young woman called while my husband was out at a school concert. She mentioned that she had talked to Judd about an exciting vacation opportunity (time share pitch) on a coastal island. He had been very interested, but it was during dinner, so he had asked her to call back. She called later, when he wasn’t home. She went through the whole spiel, all…

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A Dish Dilemma

I was reading one of my favorite blogs the other day. Lynnae at From Under the Clutter wrote a post entitled, “Submission is Not a Four-Letter Word.” Lynnae shared a story about how she submitted to her husband (after a little struggling), and how God blessed her and provided for the desires she had in the first place. It really is a cool story. Lynnae got me thinking about a…

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Protect Your Marriage With a Spending Communication Policy

A few days ago, an upbeat young woman called while my husband was out at a school concert. She mentioned that she had talked to Judd about an exciting vacation opportunity (time share pitch) on a coastal island. He had been very interested, but it was during dinner, so he had asked her to call back. She went through the whole spiel, all the time assuring me that Judd had…

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Restoration: My Marriage

Most of my friends know that my husband and I met and married in a whirlwind. We got engaged two months after we met, then were married four months after that. When I look back, I feel I should apologize to my family for giving them heart-attacks. I’m sure there were plenty of rumors about whether I was pregnant or insane or something. What many people don’t know, however, is…

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