Faith + Love

Rethinking Our Wish List

“Make a list of everything you want in a future husband.” Today, this is a common recommendation. Rather than a list, however, many of us create an entire album of checklists, safeguards, and tests to determine who would be our perfect match. But I’ve […]

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4 Ingredients for a Thriving Marriage

A thriving marriage requires a few fine ingredients all of which need to be intentionally added by both the husband and the wife. These significant ingredients are part of what make a marriage great: 1. Intentional Intimacy — Intimacy includes any form of close […]

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5 Words Every Wife Should Know

Faithlife is currently hosting a book group with best-​​​​selling authors and relationship experts Pam and Bill Farrel. To better connect the book group with the authors, we sat down and interviewed the authors. One of the most interesting questions we asked […]

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Prayer: The Missing Ingredient

Prayer is like cocoa Around Christmas time, I made a batch of cocoa cookies. I had made this family recipe many times, so I was quite surprised when I bit into the finished product and it tasted like burnt play-​​​​dough. What had gone wrong? Why had […]

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Thrive or Survive: The Choice is Yours

I want a marriage that not only survives — it thrives. I want my relationship with my husband Michael to radiate joy to our children and beyond the boundaries of our home. I want to experience love that stands the test of time, but I know in […]

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Love Notes

When my husband and I were engaged, he lived in Dallas and I lived in Virginia Beach. Texting didn’t exist. We communicated through marathon long phone calls and the good old fashioned love note. James is very creative, so my notes were rarely addressed […]

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