After Dinner

September 10, 2014

in the generous life

After dinner …

… offer to be his dessert

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you build a fun, intimate and mutually enjoyable sex life.

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To Love, Honor and Vacuum: Embracing Change in Your Marriage Change is inevitable. Here are a few principles to get you through.

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The XY Code: The Art of Asking Questions Questions can be a powerful tool for your marriage.

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Speak Out

September 9, 2014

in the generous life

The other day my husband told me how much he appreciated something I did. I’m not a “words of affirmation” gal, so I was surprised at how much it blessed me. 

Just goes to show, no matter what your love language, words have the power to affirm and bless. A few words of appreciation give value to that person and a lift to their day.

Keep an eye on that hubbie of yours and speak out about all you appreciate about him.

Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret. Mary Kay Ash

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

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Calm. Healthy. Sexy.: 17 Ways to Live Calmer, Healthier and Sexier – Starting Today FREE ebook!

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Becoming His Eve: OhMyGoodness! Google+ Challenge Join in on 8 Saturdays of praising your husband on social media.

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On That Note

September 8, 2014

in the generous life

I love sticky notes.

I confess I’m not good at long, romantic letters, but sticky notes … I can do that.

Next time you are at the store, pick up an unusual shape or color of sticky note and use that for little love notes for your husband.

Pretty soon he’ll be tickled pick to see a pink post-it note (or perhaps you can find heart shaped notes or something in his favorite color).

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God for the words that will speak love to your husband.

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Messy Marriage: Not Ever Quite Home – PTSD and Marriage A solid perspective on how to help your spouse with PTSD.

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howsyourlovelife: Share the Journey Consider a mentor?

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Got a decision to make? What would bless your husband most?

Go with it. (Let generosity transform your marriage.)

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.  Proverbs 11:25  ESV

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to soften your heart toward your husband (and the desires of his heart).

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Essentials

September 6, 2014

in the generous life

What personal or household items are important to your husband?

his favorite shampoo?
paperclips? (this is one of mine)
his favorite chips?
batteries?

Make those items a regular on your shopping list and be sure to keep extras on hand.

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.  Philippians 2:4  ESV

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you become a student of your spouse.

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The Confident Mom: Do You Have a Life Verse? ‘Cause we all need a little encouragement.

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Journey to Surrender: Pump Up the Passion (Part 3) – Playfulness Be purposeful about playfulness.

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Take a Moment

September 5, 2014

in the generous life

Feeling angry and frustrated?

That’s probably the worst time to have a serious conversation with the hubbie man.

Now anger is not wrong, but it can cloud your ability to think clearly and speak kindly/respectfully. Take the time to calm down, pray, gather your thoughts and then have that talk with your man.

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.  Proverbs 12:18  ESV

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you calm down and trust in Him to work in and through your life. Pray for kind words and clarity to speak well and make wise decisions.

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Storyline: Why It Doesn’t Matter How You Feel About Your Friends (and husband too!) What matters is if they know it.

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In Praise of Games

September 4, 2014

in the generous life

Yesterday I mentioned playing games at your kitchen table and linked to a page of recommended games.

Not everyone is into games, but there are so many kinds of games there are usually at least one or two that most everyone can play and enjoy.

Games are great for couple time and for evenings with friends. They can be educational, deeply challenging, or easy enough for conversation to flow. And with the holidays just around the corner, consider cleaning up your game closet so you’re ready for a little holiday fun. (Games make great gifts too!)

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. Michael Jordan

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you create an atmosphere in your home where play is welcome.

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Messy Marriage: 12 Ways We Push Our Spouses Away This is one of those posts where you need to settle in with God and let Him show you what’s going on in your heart.

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Unveiled Wife: I Didn’t Want My Husband Anymore Battling the emotional affair.

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