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4 Reasons We Are Using Cloth Diapers {On Our Twins!}

My husband and I have decided to cloth diaper our twin boys! If you are not familiar with modern cloth diapers, you are probably thinking that we are CRAZY! I know this is what I first thought when I heard about people doing cloth diapers. Seriously? Why in the world would you cloth diaper in this… Read More

Teaching Our Kids About the Gift of Sex in Marriage

By Michael Griffith, Contributing Writer “Now concerning matters about which you wrote, “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights,… Read More

Laying the Ground Rules for Creating a Firm Financial Foundation

By Shari Miller, Contributing Writer Marriages are made of stories woven together, both good and bad, that form a foundation that will either stand the test of time, or crumble like the sifting sand. Within some marriages, you may find the following story ringing true. The wife knows she is running late and her husband will… Read More

Keeping Your Marriage Strong Through the Storms

By Jolene Engle, Contributing Writer When I thought about writing on the topic of keeping your marriage strong during trials, I thought, “Yeah, that has my name written ALL. OVER. IT! My man and I will be celebrating 15 years of marriage next month.  Awe, doesn’t that sound wonderful in today’s society? Well, here’s the… Read More

Newborn Pictures {Malachi & Micah}

Last month we shared that Jason and I welcomed twin baby boys into our home on December 26 at 4:19 am. The day after Christmas our world changed forever. Now as we approach them being 7 weeks old {where has the time gone??} we are finally starting to settle into a routine and life seems to… Read More

Do You Need a ‘Do-Over’ in Your Marriage?

By Jolene Engle, Contributing Writer New Year’s Resolutions… I’m not too fond of making them, but what I am fond of is looking at a New Year with a fresh start.  And sometimes that’s exactly what a marriage needs… A ‘Do-Over’. I believe every couple should take a step back and look at their marriage and… Read More

Your Best Accountability Partner ~ Your Spouse!

By Rachel O’Neill, Contributing Writer “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 Carefully crafting New Year’s Resolutions is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I love to sit down and review my life-… Read More

Rekindling Romance eBooklet & Printables Kit

Romance is a big part of marriage, and can be a very enjoyable part at that. But it often seems to wither and perhaps even die as the years go on, and you and your spouse just don’t treat each other the way you did when you were dating. It seems that romance can be… Read More

Why I Choose to Respect My Husband Even When He Doesn’t Deserve it!

By Jolene Engle, Contributing Writer We sat across the table chatting one night and that’s when he asked me… “Why do you respect me even when I don’t deserve your respect?”   “After all, I’m lazy.” “I leave my stuff out all over the place.” “And I don’t do enough for you and our family.”… Read More

Staying Connected After Having a Baby

By Blair Allen, Contributing Writer In the past four years Brandon and I have had three children, bringing the grand total of children in our home to five.  Through that process we have learned a thing two about navigating the initial postpartum phase. (Praise the Lord!) We have far from perfected this but do feel qualified… Read More