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Staying Connected to your Spouse with Littles in the House, by Selena Frederick

We are in the season of having young children in our house: two sweet daughters, Adelaide (age 3) and Clementine (6 months). This, sometimes chaotic, new reality we find ourselves in is one we have waited and prayed for (yes, we prayed for chaos, somewhat unknowingly LOL). And as beautiful and wonderful as having little ones is, it has without a doubt affected and challenged our marriage in new ways. The vast majority of our posts are aimed at married folk in general. However, this specific post is for those of you who are in this same boat as us: you have young kiddos in the house, and by young I mean preschool and younger. I will say, I think the lessons God’s taught...

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Why Your Marriage Needs Fighting, and Lots of It, by SELENA FREDERICK

If you’re looking for a new book to read, I’d encourage you to check out Love Does by Bob Goff. It’s not a marriage book, but every life lesson Bob shares could easily be translated into marriage. In chapter 28 (“Skin in the Game”) Goff discusses fighting…why fighting for the right things (Godly injustices), with the right tools (love), is important. What better topic to write a marriage post on than fighting right? How to fight I know you’re probably wondering why a marriage blog is outlining “how to fight.” Don’t worry, we’re not actually providing instructions on how to duke it out with your spouse. (But… Here’s a fun video about proper car fights, and here’s an article about fighting naked...

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Why the World Needs Your Marriage, by RYAN FREDERICK

I'll just be honest, I’ve been having a rough couple of weeks; very rough. However, my hope is strong. I’m not 100% sure what this post will accomplish, but I’m compelled to share just in case you feel like me. Disclaimer: it’s mostly not a warm-fuzzy post. Also, it’s long. First off, Selena and I are doing great in our marriage. Adelaide (our 19 month old daughter) is healthy, happy, and just plain awesome. God’s grace is evident in every area of life. We have SO much be thankful for–far too much, it seems… In light of current events Why the tough time? Well, I’ve been reading the news… Here’s some of what I’ve seen (in no particular order): Just yesterday a video was released where a...

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5 Phrases Wives Can Say to Deeply Encourage Their Husbands, by RYAN FREDERICK

s a husband, I realize my primary role is to serve my family with Christ-like love and tenderness. I’m called to love sacrificially–and that means seeking Selena’s and Dela’s needs before my own. I don’t always succeed, but by God’s grace, sometimes I do (hopefully more than not). How do I serve my family with Christ-like love and tenderness? Most days, half the battle is figuring that out! It changes. I wish it didn’t, but it does. I guess that’s life.   Save Most often, serving my family means I work diligently to provide for our needs, I aim to create an attitude of peace and faith in our household, and most importantly, I lead my family closer to Jesus and toward deeper faith in...

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5 Creative Ways to Love Your Husband, by SELENA FREDERICK

In  In response to many inquiries we’ve received, here are a few creative ways I’ve discovered to intentionally and authentically love my husband. They aren’t the end all be all, but my hope is that they will help spur other creative ideas, as well as remind us, as wives, how our words and actions can inhibit or spur on our husbands. Intentionality, creativity, consistency and sincerity – you can’t go wrong shooting for these. 1. Love letters: Seems a little girly I know, but honestly, I’ve never written Ryan a love letter and had him say “ewwww!” It doesn’t have to be sappy, just real. What do you admire and appreciate about him? What’s your favorite characteristic about him? What...

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