Wives, Are You Presently Perplexed?

Our dates were filled with romance, gifts, and fun. Our wedding was wrapped with beauty, joy, and hope. The honeymoon took my breath away.

After a few months, we settled into a romantic routine.

With school, the jobs, and other responsibilities, beauty faded, joy ached, and hope retreated.

“This man has changed,” I told God. “God, did I misunderstand You? Is Keith really the man You prepared for me? Is this all there is to marriage?”

I expected more from my marriage. From our love. From Keith.

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Let’s Be Lovestruck Together

A beautiful gift awaits you. Swarovski crystals punctuate the ribbon. You gently release the bow and carefully fold the ribbon. Loosen the brightly-colored wrapping paper and set it aside to use another time. An even more beautiful piece of wrapping paper appears … another, golden … another, silver … one more bejeweled. You pick up the glistening silver-laden box. 

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In the Haze of Our Days, We Can Praise Our Husbands

It’s easy to praise God, isn’t it? After all, He loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sins, so that we could be with Him forever. He’s also worked in our lives in so many ways.

If we are honest, we might admit that sometimes, it’s not so easy to praise our spouses.

After all, what has he done for me lately?

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Kissed by the Name

Fifty-two years ago this month, my husband, Keith, stole a kiss by the elevator in the university’s dorm. Public Display of Affection! We’d just been lectured about that from our floor monitor.

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! Song of Solomon 1:2

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