Into the Darkness

He came into my home in the middle of the night.  He was irate, yelling as he was destroying the house looking for the alcohol that he thought I hid from him.  That night, I couldn’t save myself.   I was kicked around, beaten and then slammed up against my bedroom wall, he dangled me in […]

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Battle Buddies

When someone enlists into the U.S. Army, they are assigned a battle buddy (BB). What an adorable name for such a huge, and often scary, responsibility! It reminds me of when people say “hubby” or “wifey”; it’s cute, but it doesn’t really convey everything the roll entails. A team, whether it is soldiers in battle […]

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Waiting for the Dawn

I am a morning person. I make no apologies to all you night owls who have little appreciation for those of us who look forward getting up at the crack of dawn, with a smile on our face and a bounce in our step. The morning has always given me a feeling of a new […]

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How to be a financially responsible couple

It’s no surprise finances are a source of marital stress for many couples. While financial disagreements can’t be entirely avoided, you can take steps to reduce the amount of stress money causes your relationship. By following the tips below, you and your spouse will be able to manage your finances more wisely and reduce the […]

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15 Quick Lessons I’ve Learned in Marriage

During my married life, I’ve learned some lessons the hard way, over the course of weeks and months. Other things, however, I’ve picked up on quickly. These lessons range from silly to serious but are important to share. So, here are just a few quick lessons learned over my time as a spouse. 1. Your […]

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Whine and Dine

Sharing a meal together with your family is not only a great way to bond with the ones you love, but it is also a way to get to know them better. We have made it a priority in our family to eat all together as much as possible. You get to see the good, […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these creative ideas

Valentine’s Day is around the corner which probably means you’re planning an evening out with your spouse. While there is nothing wrong with dinner and a movie, it can be fun to do something “out of the ordinary” every once in a while. We hope these three ideas will help give you and your partner […]

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Low Fat, Fat-Free, or Free Fat?

Low sodium, low sugar, sugar-free, fat-free, low fat, lite, caffeine-free, blended, fruit on the bottom, with raisins, without raisins, with nuts, without nuts…….ahhhhh, I’m going nuts! Heck, just let me go out, hunt down a fat pig, shoot it, and take it home for cooking and eating! I don’t even care if it’s a low […]

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Better Your Marriage In 2020

It can be difficult to keep a marriage thriving, especially the longer a couple has been together. However, I like to think a new year can bring fresh perspectives and opportunities for couples. If you believe the same and are looking to improve your marriage this year, here are a few suggestions. First, make time […]

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5 Holiday Gifts For Your Spouse

Shopping for your spouse during the holidays can be a challenge. The dilemma is often picking a meaningful gift for your partner within a reasonable budget. Well, look no further! Below we’ve created a list of five thoughtful gifts that won’t break the bank. 1. A book to improve your marriage. It’s best to get […]

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