Little things do matter!

Buy post it notes.
Write out several short love notes to your hubby man.
Leave them where he will find them (and the kids won’t).

Desires and words go hand in hand … they are moved by the same intention to join together, to communicate, to establish bridges between people, whether they are spoken or written.  Laura Esquivel

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you to regularly love on your man in little ways.

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The Forgiven Wife: Collateral Growth So good to have good and loving habits creep back into your marriage.

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The Generous Husband: Lack of Knowledge: We Need Others You need a good female friend with whom to share your life.

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Hubbies love to look at and touch their wives.

How are y’all doing at being comfortable with that and even playing it up a bit?

Struggling? Work at it in baby steps.

Try candle light instead of bright light. Wearing a slightly sheer nightie is easier than being in the buff.

Think through where you are and plan a few realistic, do-able baby steps toward wowing your man.

Baby steps will get you there.  Lori Byerly

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you see yourself as sexual and lovely.

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The XY Code: The Big Why Understanding the why behind the why.

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Keep an eye out for healthy interaction (moments of care, generosity, graciousness, etc.) between other husbands and wives. 

You’ll gain ideas to try with your husband.
You’ll see healthy attitudes modeled (it’s always good to have something to imitate and learn from).
You’ll be encouraged that healthy marriages really can and do exist!

When you’re sitting at church, having coffee with friends, or walking through the airport, observe others and see what they do right.

You learn something every day if you pay attention.  Ray LeBlond

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you stay aware of other couples and learn from their strengths.

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Storyline: The Difference Between an Ordinary Life and an Extraordinary One It’s the little things that really matter.

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To Love, Honor and Vacuum: How God Uses Marriage to Heal our Hurts I love happy stories!

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In a quiet moment look over the years of your marriage (if you are newlywed, hang onto this tip for awhile).

Encourage yourself (and your husband if he wants to join you) by noting all the areas where you and your husband have grown personally or where you have learned things about being a better spouse.

This is a time to celebrate the good. (Don’t dwell on the bad, there is still time to work on those things.)

Celebrate what you want to see more of. Thomas J. Peters

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you see the good in your marriage through His eyes.

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Joy Forney: 20 Things I Want To Tell Engaged and Newlywed Women Good advice for oldy-weds too!

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Becoming Minimalist: 9 Ever-Present Distractions That Keep Us From Fully Living Watch out for these subtle distractions.

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No Excuses

June 9, 2015

in the generous life

Paul and I have been talking lately about dealing with our own stuff.

He shared about how he focused on my sexual messiness to the point that he didn’t take the time to look at his own. I did the same over Paul’s personal messiness (he’s a messie, I’m a neatnik). I grumbled about what he wasn’t doing, all the while I was letting things slip too.

We were each doing damage to the marriage relationship, but we wouldn’t look at our own stuff because the other wasn’t dealing with theirs (the way we thought they should). 

What a terrible excuse for not dealing with our own stuff, especially when you consider that we were only ones who could deal with it. If we had begun to deal with ourselves, we would have made things that much better and probably encouraged our spouse to grow and change as well.

Learn from our mistakes. Don’t let your husband’s messes be an excuse for not dealing with your own stuff. Do your part and impact your marriage for good.

There is always a perfectly good excuse, always a reason not to. The hardest freedom to win is the freedom from one’s excuses. Robert Brault

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you see and deal with your own stuff.

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Life Of Joy: I Can Only Change ME Funny how God speaks to His people in themes. Here’s another blogger who is dealing with her own stuff.

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Intimacy in Marriage: Are Body Image Struggles Destroying Sex in Your Marriage? The start of a series on what destroys sex in marriage and what we can do about it.

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It is so lovely to have someone say, “Thank you.” It’s nice to be noticed and appreciated.

Guaranteed your husband could use a little of that.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  Dr. William Arthur Ward

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you see all the good your husband does.

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Intimacy in Marriage: Sexually Speaking, Is Your Marriage a Fraud? Don’t wait for your marriage to completely unravel.

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The Generous Husband: Lack of Knowledge: The 3 G’s He’s talking about my favorite words!

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Pray Today

June 7, 2015

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It’s the first Sunday of the month and time for a cyber-prayer meeting!

Please pause and pray for all the wives represented by this list. We are many ages, from many cultures, have varying marriage situations, and face various problems.

Thankfully we have an amazing God who wants to bless our marriages and teach us how to be generous wives. He wants us to ask for what we need and to pray for others as well.

The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know.  1 Timothy 2:1  MSG

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Prayer Prompt  Please pray for all the generous wives and their marriages.

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We’ve made 70% of our $15,000 goal. Total donors 246. Thanks, y’all, for your generous support. Paul and I are working toward traveling full time in an RV doing small seminars and meeting folks around the country. We’re asking our readers to Send Us Out with a Cup of Coffee (your $2 to $5 donations can make a difference!). You can follow the adventure on The Generous Journey.

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