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Just Say Yes.

I wrote a follow up post to my last on initiating and it has sat in my drafts for weeks now. Alongside other sad and lonely posts that were not meant to be. It just didn’t feel right. I can’t explain it. I don’t think any of the content was wrong, but for some reason, I’m…


New Years Give Up

Posted in Marriage Monday

Ah, New Years. A time to take all the junk off the treadmill you bought so eagerly last year and to dust off the running shoes that have been in your closet for just as long. A time to give up all the soda and sweets you so easily devoured over the last few weeks…


The November Prayer (half) Challenge

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November is a special time to thank the Lord for all of our blessings. And whether it feels like it or not right now, our marriages are one of the greatest blessings that God has given to us. As with any blessing, we should be thankful for our marriages all year long, but having that…


I’m just so busy!

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Well, here we are in November and my weekly posts somehow disappeared in October. Disappeared as in I didn’t write them. October has by far been the busiest month in Baxter land since we became a party of 3. Two trips to California, Weddings, family in town,extra projects for Matt, Bible study events, and the loss…


Pucker Up!

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One of my favorite things to do on this site is to challenge. To challenge you, to challenge your spouse, and to challenge your marriage to be the best it can be. I am beginning to prepare my yearly month-long prayer challenge for November, but I thought I might give you a fun challenge to…



There is a Need

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Something is different about our church these past few weeks. It is usually busy, but the past few Sundays it’s been nearly impossible to find a parking spot. There are always filled seats but this month we can hardly find two together (especially near the end… a necessity with baby boy). There are always many…


My Hair is Falling Out

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  No, literally. It’s everywhere. Perhaps you are a woman who has had a baby before and remember this strange repercussion of being pregnant. 3 months out and your lovely, thick hair that came during pregnancy now falls out in handfuls as you sadly feel your hair become thinner and thinner and wait… is that a bald…


Amazing Sex, It Takes Work.

Posted in Marriage Monday, Sex talk with 33 comments

It was just about the time when I thought “Hmm… I haven’t done a sex post recently” (I attribute that to the post partum 6 week break…) that I received an e-mail from a friend with a link to this article: Christians Are Not Called to Have Amazing Sex. If you haven’t read it yet, please…