December’s Challenge

As preparations for the upcoming holiday season begins it's easy to allow things to get out of hand. Take the stress out of holiday shopping and preparations and find time to relax with a date night or two. This month's marriage challenge is to locate your public ice rink and go ice skating with your... Continue Reading →

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Marriage Monday #67

Prayer should not be considered the last resort to save a marriage. It is a way to fortify your marriage against mistrust, temptations, and other challenges. Read my article          9 Ways to Protect Your Marriage.  

The Praying Parent Powerhouse

This uplifting article by JP Robinson encourages parents to be "a vortex of faith and courage." Releasing TODAY is JP's historical thriller: In the Shadow of Your Wings. It is in this novel that the character Thomas's profligate son, Malcolm, denies everything his father has taught him which causes Thomas to make some tough decisions.... Continue Reading →

Repeat Conversations: Solved

Ever feel like your spouse just doesn't pay attention or remember a thing you said? What's the solution to preventing repeat conversations? 1. Put the phones and devices on silent or learn to totally ignore them until your conversation is over. 2. Make eye contact and focus on what the speaker is saying. (Asking questions... Continue Reading →

Confidence Refueled: 3 Days of Quotes – Day 3

Just this week my family and I had to go to Philadelphia for an appointment. We don't like to go to cities all that often as we like the quiet atmosphere of the country. While we were waiting for our names to be called, I noticed my ten year old son looking uncomfortable as he... Continue Reading →

3 Days of Quotes-Day 2

“Couples who work together learn how to take stress not as a personal attack but as a challenge they can take on together. The key to growth and enrichment in marriage is in discovering ways to convey, "I understand how you feel and I'm going to do my best to meet your needs. I love... Continue Reading →

3 Days of Quotes-Day 1

“Love is something you do for someone else, not something you do for yourself.” ― Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages Singles Edition I believe that many people go into marriage with the idea that they could somehow continue to behave as though they were single. Various media platforms portray married celebrities who behave as though they... Continue Reading →

June’s Challenge

Love a challenge? Take on the marriage challenges here on LoftForum! They will empower you to take your marriage to new heights. June's Challenge: Use at least 4 different kissing techniques, during this month, when you kiss your spouse. Kissing can work to create a stronger bond between spouses. Reply with a 👍 if you're... Continue Reading →

Fighting In Marriage

As we've FINALLY been getting some warmer weather in our part of the world and the wedding season begins (or has it already begun?) my mind goes back to the day I got married. This post is not about my wedding day nor is it about how giddy I felt once I was married. My... Continue Reading →

The NEED For Romance In Every Marriage

During the pre-marriage phase, romance consists of feelings of excitement and mystery that is connected with love. However, in marriage, romance takes on a slightly different meaning. It is the little (or big) things that are done spontaneously for and to a spouse that reminds them that they are loved. Romance is usually projected to... Continue Reading →

Honeymoon Destinations

Would you like to revisit your honeymoon destination with your spouse? After being married for 12 years, my husband and I have decided that we would love to revisit our honeymoon destination. We had visited Paris, France for 5 days and then returned back home. While we had a great time, experienced jet lag, and... Continue Reading →

To Gift or Not to Gift

As the month of February has officially begun, so has the pressure to buy something for the person you love. In two week's time, the holiday celebrating love will be upon us. Is it love that is really celebrated on this day or is it more of a commercialized love that's being celebrated? It is... Continue Reading →

4 Ways a Kiss Creates A Stronger Bond

You and your spouse may have different forms of kissing. Perhaps you may give a small peck on the lips, a long kiss, or something more unique and passionate. Kissing is one of the ways to bond with your spouse. Not only in one way but in several! Since our lips are filled with sensory... Continue Reading →

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