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New Year, Renewed Marriage: Follow These Simple Steps

January 3, 2017

People are usually a little surprised when we tell them the story in the video below.  You see, our marriage didn’t have the most promising start. Our hearts were in the right place but our personalities were on a crash course that was bound to implode our marriage. There were so many things we struggled through. We had to learn how to communicate, how to meet each other’s needs, and how to handle a lot of conflict. We still have…

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Share the Love, Share the Book!

December 30, 2016

Susan and I need your help. Our new books, Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives, release tomorrow! If you would, we would love for you to help share the news. To make sharing convenient, use any of the posts or tweets below to get the word out on your social media. Thank you for helping. It is our hope that these books will encourage couples to love each other well and strengthen their marriages. We couldn’t do it…

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Marriage Podcast

4 Things to Do When Your Spouse Is Feeling Down {Podcast}

December 29, 2016

Mark has been dealing with back pain for the past few months. It’s getting better, but there are still days he doesn’t feel 100 percent. For someone as on-the-go as Mark, this experience has, at times, caused him to get discouraged. I’ve tried to be there for Mark, to encourage him and let him know I understand what he’s dealing with. It’s not always easy, but it’s part of being a supportive spouse. Mark has been there for me when…

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The Wedding Trumped the Blog

December 20, 2016

Confession: I have been MIA and haven’t blogged in months, but for good reason! The wedding trumped the blog. In my memory it actually trumped everything.  Are there ever times in your life when several things are happening all at once? And somehow, in the midst of it all, you get the distinct feeling God is trying to tell you something, but you’re not sure what He is saying? My year, in summary, goes like this: moved 2 children, Mark…

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Marriage Messages to My Daughter

December 20, 2016

When I got married 27 years ago, it was a bit different. I wasn’t as consumed with the to-do’s of weddings as young brides are today, but rather infatuated with the idea of becoming Mark’s wife. I longed for the ‘happily ever after‘, not necessarily the ‘happily ever before’. So, I wanted to give Megan the same experience, if I could. Leading up to her wedding, I wrote her little notes paired with a little gift every 10 days that were little encouragements as to…

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Wedding Details

December 20, 2016

Megan and I couldn’t have been happier with the wedding venue or our vendors. Here is a peek at the wedding details and all the amazing vendors who created this special day!  The Wedding Invitations The welcome bags were left in the hotels for the guests. A friend made the bags out of fabric I found on sale. The wedding monogram of MH was created by the talented graphic designer in our office, Reed Richardson. The invitations, wedding weekend details,…

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Megan’s Wedding Vows

December 20, 2016

Here is an example of my daughter, Megan’s wedding vows. Pastor Denny Heiberg surpassed all of my expectations on what a wedding ceremony could look like. And as the mother of the bride you have control over a lot of the aspects of the wedding, but not the ceremony. That is totally reliant on the pastor–and you can’t control it. You have to hope that they will say something truly meaningful because it is an opportunity for him to share the love of…

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