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A chief parenting commitment…

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The most important parenting commitment: Be your child’s advocate and don’t give up on him. You don’t yell at a flower that isn’t thriving; you water it. ~ Dr. Laura Markham, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

The desire to reach hearts…

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Be grateful for all things…

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When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look… Read more »

To get beyond mere hope, you must hope

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To love deeply – sacrifice

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Marriage, a matter of perseverance…

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“In marriage, another lifelong process of union, intellectual understanding and emotional response are intermingled, inseparable, interdependent, and sometimes quite transporting.  Yet the day-to-day experience of a healthy marriage is more ordinary than that, and the main requirement is simple perseverance.” ~ Frederica Mathewes-Green The Illumined Heart

Ruined to the idea of being alone…

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It seems foolish doesn’t it? To want someone to share a life that you have always kept to yourself, to feel as though you have reached the end of the road in which you can travel alone, so you wait to step forward holding the hand of another. It’s just so odd, how a heart was so content with it’s… Read more »

She knew what he wanted…

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She knew what he wanted, and gave it to him; not words, but a smile of warmth and delight — a smile that said, “I’m yours for the asking; I’m won.” It was not a smile that undervalued herself, because through its beauty it spoke for both of them, expressed all the potential joy that existed between them. -F. Scott… Read more »

Love has hands to help others…

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What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. – St. Augustine of Hippo

Marriage is never impossible…

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