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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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Our Top 12 Favorite Marriage Books

Our Top 12 Favorite Marriage Books

 12 Books That Will Transform Your Marriage
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...

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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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Husbands Support and Love New Moms

Why I Love My Wife Even More After the Baby
Anyone with a kid knows there's more than just the physical toll that having a baby takes on a new mama. As if pregnancy, labor and delivery aren't exhausting enough, the changes that happen in your everyday life (whether it's your first bundle of joy or your fifth) are absolutely draining. Moms with new babies are usually so overwhelmed with caring for their newborns that they really forget to take care of themselves. As...

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10 Habits of a Happy Marriage

How to have a better marriage.

10 Habits That Make Marriage Happier 
We all know “that” couple. The one that is beaming with happiness every time you see them. They always seem to be gazing into each others eyes with so much love and connection—even when the room is otherwise chaotic or kids are climbing all over them. They are the couple that seems to always have it together. When things aren’t going smoothly in life, they still look unruffled and content in their marriage. You know who...

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Emotional Abuse in Marriage

Emotional Abuse in Marriage

Today we wanted to talk about something really important that has been on our minds for quite a while. You know that here, at The Dating Divas, we are passionate about enriching and strengthening marriages. We are most known for our fun date ideas, romantic gift ideas, and free love notes. However, we know that many marriages are struggling and are in desperate need of much more than a little added romance. That's why today we're tackling the tough topic of...
Recognizing...

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