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Strengthening A One-Sided Marriage

These are great tips for any marriage, but especially for those struggling with a "one-sided" marriage.

14 Tips To Stay Committed and Positive When Times Are Tough
"I want my marriage to work, but my wife thinks there isn't anything wrong."
"I want to go to counseling, but my husband refuses."
Dealing with a one-sided marriage is a common problem. We get asked about it a LOT on our Facebook page, and we always get really thoughtful, experienced answers from people who have been-there-done-that. Although sometimes what we read is heartbreaking, it is an unfortunate reality...

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How Pornography Affects Marriage

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Today we're talking about a topic that isn't as fun as our usual creative date ideas and romance tips. And I'll freely admit, we're a little nervous to venture into these unfamiliar waters. However, as a site dedicated to strengthening marriages, we feel strongly that it's a topic that needs to be more openly and candidly discussed and studied. That's why today we're tackling the (sometimes uncomfortable and awkward) topic of...

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Our Favorite Marriage Books

Best Marriage Books

Today we wanted to share a dozen of our very favorite marriage books with you! These are books that we Divas have read, loved, and whole-heartedly recommend. We know that life is busy and we women don't always have a lot of spare time to sit and relax and read a good book.

However, we also believe that we need to be intentional about our marriages, and you might be surprised how small, consistent efforts can make a huge difference in your relationship. Read one...

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A Love Letter To My Husband

Couple laying on grass with heads on each other's shoulders

Dear Husband,
I feel like the world must weigh on you a lot. In a time that says women don't need men to make them happy, my heart breaks a little for you. Yes, I'm sure I could survive without you. I'm sure I would have happiness. I'm sure our children would grow to be decent human beings.
But life without you?

You fill me with more joy and passion and completeness and life and love than I could have ever imagined. You are part of my soul. Perhaps I don't need...

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Morning Routine for Couples

Morning Routine for a Strong Marriage
8 Things to do With Your Spouse Before 8 am
As wives and moms sometimes it seems like our "to-do" lists are never-ending. You morning routine begins at the sound of your baby crying, so you drag yourself out of bed, rush from one errand to the next (or from one child to the next), only to drop into bed late at night exhausted... and do it all over again the next day. It's draining. Motherhood is a 24/7 gig and there's no sick...

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16 Ways to Protect Your Marriage

These are fantastic marriage tips for every couple to keep in mind! Too many marriages end because one spouse is having an affair. Sad!

16 Ways to Prevent Your Spouse from
Having an Affair

Let’s face it - marriage can be difficult. It seems like more and more people are having an affair these days, and unless you live under a rock, you've probably noticed tons of stories all over the news, too. Heartbreaking, right?! If there's ever been a time to step up your game in your marriage, it's right now, and we felt like this post just couldn't wait. It's too important. SO - we put our heads together,...

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Our IVF Story

I wear many titles.
Wife.
Daughter.
Sister.
Friend.
Aunt.
Boss Lady (Ha!)
But the one title that has taught me the most would have to be that of “Infertility Warrior.”

Who would have thought that the girl who grew up in a family of six kids, owned ALL of the Babysitter’s Club books, babysat the neighborhood children on a weekly basis, absolutely adored children, aspired to be an elementary school teacher (and taught for ten years)… would be the...

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Our IVF Story – Part 2

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I still remember the day when Jamie came home from work and told me he wanted to make a drastic career change. At the time, he was a finance manager at a dealership and was making some pretty amazing money. We were used to living it up! Ha! But, his current career just wasn’t his passion. He was extremely passionate about golf and extremely good at it, I might add. He shared with me that he’d like to go to school to become a Golf...

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Our IVF Story – Part 3

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I’m driving home from a doctor’s appointment and I see a homeless man on the side of the road. This isn’t uncommon here in Colorado, but it hits me really hard that he has nowhere to go. I feel so bad for him! I start crying and can’t seem to stop. Tears cloud my vision and I’m grateful for a stop sign so I can try to pull myself together.
This is my life. I cry. About everything. WHY, you...

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