A hug a day...

marriage warrior Feb 19, 2023

Psychologists say that we each need at least ten hugs a day. Intentionally take time to hug your wife and children multiple times each day, before you go to work, when you get home, and throughout the evening.

Sharing affection with no ulterior motive helps keep our marriage healthy and romance kindled.

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The big day is coming...

marriage warrior Feb 12, 2023

Valentine’s Day is still two days away.  You have time to find something thoughtful and let your Valentine know how special she is.  Of course, the time-honored flowers, candy, cards, and dinner are great, but how about taking a little time to find something special just for your wife?   

Just remember, it is the thought that counts.  A little extra thought can make the difference between a good Valentine’s Day and a great one.

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Financial check up...

marriage warrior Jan 22, 2023

2022 is behind us, most of the bills are in and it is a good time to review expenses and income for the past year. 

Determine where you did well and where you need to improve. Set some goals for 2023 and create your budget.  Perhaps you want to pay off debt, save more for college or retirement, or go on a dream vacation. 

Work together with your wife to make your plan.  If you need help in budgeting, Dave Ramsey has some great materials and courses to help.

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Let her take the day off...

marriage warrior Jan 08, 2023

There are times we all need a break.  Find a day to give your wife an entire day to pamper herself and do whatever she wants: lay in bed, go shopping, get a mani-pedi, see a movie... 

Take over all her responsibilities for the day:  preparing meals, caring for children, cleaning house,..  Make her day care free to focus on herself.

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What's new in the New Year...

marriage warrior Jan 01, 2023

There is a reason many people make New Year's resolutions. The start of a new year is a great time to evaluate our life and decide what we need to change.

Take time as a couple to look at what is not working well and discuss what you need to do about it.  Pick a couple of things you can focus on for the next three weeks and make a plan to make the changes needed.  Whether it is eating healthier, exercising, or spending more time on your spiritual health, we all have things we need to change.

I made a commitment to read through the Bible this year.  I am using the Bible app to help me accomplish this goal.  It has multiple plans.

Have a very blessed New Year!

 

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Slow down...

marriage warrior Dec 11, 2022

Christmas is coming fast with only two weeks remaining. Enjoy every moment and don't forget to focus on the true meaning of the season. 

Put on some Christmas tunes, take time to watch some family Christmas movies, and spend quality time together. Ask your wife what you can do to help her Christmas season be a little less stressful.

Slow down and let the hope that came in a manger lead you throughout the season.

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Christmas is just around the corner...

marriage warrior Dec 04, 2022

Go Christmas shopping with your wife. Make a list, check it twice, and head out for a night together.

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It's beginning to look a lot like...

marriage warrior Nov 27, 2022

As you finish off the last of the turkey leftovers, pull out the calendar and plan some special holiday events for the whole family. Continue celebrating special traditions or add some new ones.

One of our favorites is to pile in the car and go searching for Christmas lights. The important part is to plan so the season doesn't go by without focused time together.

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Thankarades...

marriage warrior Nov 20, 2022

When the turkey and dressing are finished off, play a game of Thankarades with your family and friends. I first came up with this several years ago. It is a great way to celebrate all the blessings we have been given. Have several people act out what they are most thankful for in a game of charades, which I have henceforth dubbed "Thankarades."

 

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Prevent a breakdown...

marriage warrior Nov 13, 2022

Marriage takes constant care and work. If we ignore it, it will break down. Take time this week to focus on your relationship and show how much you love your wife. Gather an inventory of things that need to be discussed and talk through them.

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