How cornbread connects us

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The month of August was very rough for my family. On August 2, we buried my mother-in-law. On August 4, my dad entered the hospital for surgery and stayed 21 days and had 2 surgeries while in there. We didn't know if we were coming or going. There were days we passed each other at the door. He headed to work and me headed to the hospital to sit with my dad. This week was our first week of TRYING to get back to normal. One thing I remembered about US was: food is what connected us. The saying "to get to a man's heart is through his stomach" is true. The first time I cooked for my husband while we were dating I served him homemade cornbread. He has been in love every since (well he loved the cornbread instantly...loving me on the … [Continue]

Date Idea: Skating

Roller Skating Date Idea, skating, family skate time

Many times you are not able to get away just the two of you for time alone. So why not have a family date night and go skating. Skating is so much fun. How long has it been since the last time you put on some skates? Think about the fun you and your spouse (and kids) will have falling down, skating backwards, or just learning how to skate together. Remember you don't have to be a master skater, you just need to have fun. Enjoy time away from home and have a GREAT Time. Check with your local skating rink for times and prices. Also ask them if they have discounted times. … [Continue]

Save Marriage Casting Call for A&E new TV show

Saving my marriage, A&E TV show, casting call, Couples Therapy

Saving Marriage, new A&E show My friends over at Blogalicious shared this great opportunity for couples so I wanted to pass it along to you guys. About Saving Marriage An innovative new television series is seeking married couples who could benefit from a life-changing adventure together! This new series (from A&E Networks) is an … [Continue]

Have you tried Groupon for Date Night ideas and specials

Ok, so let me be honest, I just started looking at Groupon for date ideas and specials, but let me tell you: I'm so loving in it! Groupon offers you deals on food, getaways, and gifts. I know we have taken advantage of many of the restaurant deals. This have given us the opportunity to try restaurants we normally wouldn't have. This makes for an … [Continue]

Save on Grocery Shopping #GroceryChallenge

grocery challenge, grocery store savings

I love grocery shopping. I go grocery shopping as my me time and I can spend hours in the grocery store; however, I am not the most frugal shopper but I do enjoy grocery shopping. Grocery shopping is not a luxury instead its a necessity and with the continued increase on the price of food many couples are forgoing extracurricular activities, … [Continue]

Making It Last Podcast: Forgiveness Earned or Expected

Making It Last, Forgiveness, Marriage Forgiveness

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW God has commended us in Eph 4:32: “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Forgiving your spouse is not saying that you are not hurt, that you approve of what your spouse did or said nor is it saying that the incident didn't happen. What … [Continue]

Are you married to your cell phone or me?

Cellphone Usage, Couples plugged into their cellphones, African American Couple using cellphones

Photo Credit: Essence Magazine Per Pew Research, 90% of all people on earth have a mobile phone. So to bring that statistic closer to home, in most marriages, both spouses have a cellphone. So it is fair to say that in marriages, there is the husband, the wife, and cellphones. The sad thing is most people "live" with, must be by their phones and … [Continue]