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You Can Teach an Old Dog a New Trick

I (Jay) challenge men all over the country to start a new habit once in a while that will have a positive impact on their marriage. (From Laura) Jay is living proof that the cliché is wrong. You can teach an old dog new tricks. One day,…

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…

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…

Solid Infrastructure

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A good home has a solid infrastructure: Good foundation Good walls Good roof A good city has a solid infrastructure Good streets Good sanitation Good commerce A good country has a solid infrastructure Good highways Good utilities Good…

A House VS A Home

Fall is upon us, and a  rule in our house is that I cannot buy pumpkins or mums until October 1! I love to decorate for the season, no matter which it is, and I have a tendency to jump the season. So Jay and I made a decorating plan! October…

#1 Cause of Divorce...

What would you say is the number one cause of divorce? Answer it in your head, or write down some thoughts. Probably some of your answers would include: loss of love, irreconcilable differences, fighting all the time, different life choices,…

Hometown Traditions!

This weekend was full of hometown traditions! We just celebrated Homecoming week for both Alma High School and Alma College.  A week of school spirit, parades and wonderful traditions. I (Jay) grew up in a small town, Petoskey, Michigan.  I’ll…

Imagination vs Intelligence

Imagination vs.Intelligence Do you over-think things? Do you over analyze circumstances? Do you hear words that aren’t spoken? While we don’t condone everything about this man, here is a great quote from Oscar Wilde: “ Marriage is imaginations…

Trust Without Borders

“ Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters. Wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior.” ~Lyrics from the…

Podcasts

4 Dynamic Ways To Say I Love You

Love can leave us speechless, grasping for words that won’t come and shaking our heads knowing we cannot describe what is happening to us. We will never be the same. Love is the expression we show toward others when we are living in the…