Entries by Diane Laffoon

When you are feeling alone in your marriage

When you’re facing problems in your marriage, you can do one of three things… 1 – Give up and resolve to be miserable 2 – Fixate on what you think should have gone differently 3 – Choose to see the positive and make the best out of what you have been given. Life is full […]

Watch Your Words

BJ Foster of All Pro Dad tells the story of when he was eight years old, his mom was frying some hamburgers on the stove. She stepped out of the kitchen for a moment and when she returned a grease fire had started. She quickly put the pan in the sink, hoping to extinguish the fire by […]

What do you do to encourage your spouse?

There is something only you can give your spouse. Besides the obvious, you are the only spouse available to ENCOURAGE them! To encourage literally means to “give them courage.” What do you do to encourage your spouse? Just think… the words you offer have the potential to push your husband or wife over the finish […]

Plan Your Day Together

“Hey, Laura, what’s the plan today?” Over the years, we found having a plan for the day is a vital link in our chain of sanity! And it’s no secret why: time management experts say that beginning your workday with five solid minutes of organization can save you countless hours over the course of a year. […]

Marriage Role Model

What is the primary influence in the future marriages of your children? …Not the church’s teachings on marriage. …Not the pastor or youth pastor’s marriage. Your marriage is the most influential thing in their lives, and they have had a front row seat to the good, the bad and everything in between. What your child […]

Three Ways to Fall in Love Again

A great blog from All Pro Dad addresses how to keep the love alive after marriage. The first tip… always go to bed together. You don’t realize how much interaction and connection you miss out on until you make this a habit. Differing schedules can get us into a rhythm of going to bed at […]

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 […]