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32 Years of Marriage

In 2012, on our 26th wedding anniversary, I wrote a blog of 26 reasons why we have a fabulous marriage. Today, I can add 6 more, seeing as we have been married 32 years! We have the same faith.  On … Continue reading

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Being Easy to Live With

I don’t think I’m always so easy to live with but I do strive to be. Here are what I believe are to be the top ways to be easy to live with: Serve – Mike and I serve each … Continue reading

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Treating My Husband Like I Treat My Boss!

It’s such an interesting thing this. My work involves a lot of admin which I generally enjoy doing. So when Mike comes to me and says he needs help with a whole lot of his admin, how should I react.  … Continue reading

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31 Things About Mike

Saturday 9th August 1986 I walked down the aisle before a couple of hundred people and Mike and I said “I do!” If I knew then what I know now, I would have run down the aisle saying, “Where do … Continue reading

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How To Be Married 101

I was thinking about this, this morning. Marriage is a complex arrangement! What are the most important things to know about being married? What does it mean to be married? If someone had to ask me how to be married, … Continue reading

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In A Relationship? Be Prepared To Lose This…

This morning, I was reading an online article about people whose relationships had ended. They spoke of the clues they experienced which should have been red flags that trouble was brewing. The things they mentioned were like being afraid of your … Continue reading

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How We Spent Our 30th Wedding Anniversary

It’s been 30 years and it was time to celebrate in a little more lavish style than we have done in the past. I knew that in order to do this, luring Mike with the promise of golf was the … Continue reading

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Engaged for 30 Years

9th May 2016. The 9th May always strikes a happy note in my heart. It’s the day I got engaged. Crazy that that was 30 years ago today. I’ve been wearing the ring for 3 decades. It still fits. The … Continue reading

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5 Things Happy Couples Do

I wrote and posted this about a year ago…it’s worth another round! 🙂 As I look at my happily married friends, and I’m pleased to say there are quite a few of them, I notice a number of things that … Continue reading

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Making Marriage Work – Enhance Your Spouse’s Self-Esteem

Treat your spouse in a way that enhances his/her self esteem. Dr. Phil McGraw once said this on his TV show. I was struck by it, not because I had never thought of it before, but rather because it epitomizes … Continue reading

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Making Marriage Work – Learn From Others

When our 27 year old daughter, Stacey was about 12, she came home from school one day and told us that only 5 of the children in her class lived with parents who were still married. The remainder of the … Continue reading

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Making Marriage Work – Respect One Another

Respect is a major cornerstone of marriage.  This is a biggie! This is one to implement immediately, if not sooner. If your marriage is heading south and you need emergency treatment, read on! If you want respect,  you must be respectful. … Continue reading

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The “Non-Negotiables” In Our Marriage

When Mike & I married we didn’t really realise it but we had 5 core values that made up the none-negotiables of our marriage. Regardless of where you are in your life – you may be single, newly wed, long … Continue reading

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Secrets To A Happy Marriage

What is the secret to a happy marriage? I think this is a frequently asked question, considering the 42.7 million results when you Google it! There must be loads. I have a few to think about. 1. Put God first. … Continue reading

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This One Principle Will Improve Your Marriage

There is a principle between couples that starts off enthusiastically and naturally when the relationship is new and exciting, but may dwindle to rolling-eyes-back, painful hardship after many years of being together. It’s the principle of listening and being interested … Continue reading

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