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beautifully imperfect family

Turn the Music Up: It’s Time To Celebrate Our Beautifully Imperfect Family!

If you have a beautifully imperfect family, you’re in the right place! My incredible husband recently wrote about why he chooses to be thankful for his crazy and chaotic past.  Divorce is a painful experience, and Jed wrote beautifully about the end of his relationship.  The trials he faced during his previous marriage, I cannot …

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seasons of life

Life’s Seasons: How to Enjoy Each Season of Life to its Fullest

What season of life are you in? If you’re not sure what I’m asking, take a moment to reflect on your life. Have you noticed that life comes in distinct stages, periods, or themes? For the purpose of this post, we are going to refer to these themes as life’s seasons.  There’s an excellent example …

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say i love you

Say, “I Love You,” with 51 Creative, Love Bank Fillers!

Recently, I wrote a post entitled, Relationship Advice for a Happy Life. It’s all about filling our spouse’s love bank. If you missed this article, you may want to take a moment to check it out. While the previous post provide an overview of the love bank idea, this post focuses on simply ways to communicate “I love you,” …

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How to overcome sadness

How to Overcome Sadness: 6 Tips to Ruin a Perfectly Bad Day!

Do you ever wonder how to overcome sadness? If so, keep reading. But before diving into the tips, know that sadness is a normal and healthy part of life. Everyone experiences sorrow, displeasure, and feeling of emptiness at times. In fact, sadness is so common, reports show over 20,000 searches for the phrase “I’m sad,” …

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Why Your happiness matters

3 Reasons Your Happiness Matters: Why you should strive to be happier.

Does your happiness matter? I believe it does. In fact, I believe that your happiness matters a lot!  I ask this question because many people mistakenly believe that happiness is selfish. I know because I grew up in the church, where the happiness is selfish myth is prominent. When I was born, my dad was …

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