Entries by Diane Laffoon

And They Lived Happily Ever After

I (Laura) remember as I was growing up every book I read ended with these words, “…and they lived happily ever after.” These words become instilled in our brains and we believe that our storybook life will end the same way! Then we get married… we have kids… we work more than we want to… […]

Choose Your Struggles

Blogger Mark Manson wrote an interesting piece pointing out that it’s not what we want in life that determines whether we are successful or not. It is how we are willing to suffer. He explains that into adulthood he dreamed of being a musician. Even after dropping out of music school and giving up practicing, […]

Seek Privacy

The list of private issues, between a husband and wife is lengthy. Things like finances, church problems, job stress, how you will discipline your kids and deal with family should be discussed solely between a husband and wife before it is common knowledge to everyone in the home. While you may not often think about […]

Move Mountains

In Mark 11, Jesus tells his disciples that they can say to a mountain be thrown into the sea, and it would be done for them. Some suggest that he was looking at Jerusalem as he said this, and the temple built upon its hill. He had just left it in a tizzy after overturning […]

Plan an Unforgettable Date

According to the Frederick’s of Fierce Marriage, is not what you do or how you do it that makes a date memorable and impactful. Even if you don’t consider yourself that adventurous, you can have incredible dating experiences with your spouse by remembering the three necessary ingredients.   The first is intentional connection. Connection is […]

3 Ways to Get into Scripture as a Couple

Reading God’s Word is one way that we grow deeper in our personal walk with the Lord, and reading it together is one way that we can grow closer as a couple. If you think it’s hard to get started, here are three simple ideas you can try. One… Take a Psalm a day. Most […]

Attack the After Christmas Blues

In our family, the week after Christmas before the kids go back to school has always been… anticlimactic. You know you build up so much to Christmas, then once Christmas is over, there’s a lot of time there before routines and schedules get back into rhythm. We call this the after Christmas blues. But we […]

Turn on the Romance This Christmas

The Christmas season isn’t just one to be survived. It’s one to be enjoyed to the fullest. We want you to take advantage of the gifts Christmas gives, like the chance to be a little extra romantic. Here are 3 ways Christmas can give your marriage a little holiday spice, from All Pro Dad. Spend […]

Take Time for the Season

While Christmas is typically one of the most stressful times of the year, you can take a few steps to slow things down, enjoy the magic, and take time for the season. It’s easy to get caught up in the “to do’s” and forget the real reason for the celebrations. Take time for your spouse. […]

Blending it All

Getting on the same page in any marriage is hard work! You are two different people who have been raised in two different homes with different thoughts on money, parenting, chores, children, sex, etc. You probably even have different opinions on what to watch on TV! Jay and I both grew up in homes where […]