Marriage

3 Reasons to Declutter Your Bedroom Now - The Peaceful Mom -

Get Organized: 3 Reasons to Declutter Your Bedroom Now! I know – it’s on the to do list. Today I’m encouraging you to move the “Clean my bedroom.” task to the top of the list. Why?   Clutter Drains You You may not realize it but going to bed and waking up in a space […]

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Apr
04
2014

Stop Money Fights (for good!) pt. 3

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Stop Money Fights (for good!) - The Peaceful Mom

If you are like many families, money is tight and there are plenty of opportunities for arguments about how to spend it. In this series, I am giving you some helpful tips to put an end to those fights. (Read How to Stop Money Fights part 1 here and part 2 here.)    When you have […]

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Mar
21
2014

Stop Money Fights (for good!) pt. 2

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Stop Money Fights (for good!) - The Peaceful Mom

Money is one of the top reasons couples argue, so to help you put an end to those squabbles, I’m beginning a new series called Stop Money Fights (for good!). Last week I talked about acknowledging that your spouse thinks and acts differently than you do (read more here). This week I want to encourage […]

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Mar
13
2014

New Series: Stop Money Fights (for good!) pt. 1

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Stop Money Fights (for good!) - The Peaceful Mom

Money is one of the top reasons couples argue, so to help you put an end to those squabbles, I’m beginning a new series called Stop Money Fights (for good!).   photo credit: Suvro Datta Acknowledge Your Differences “My spouse and I constantly argue about money, or don’t talk at all. He wants to freely spend […]

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5 Reasons You Need a Weekly Date Night and How to Do It Cheaply - The Peaceful Mom

It’s the last official week of my Love Louder Project, but I hope that you have been encouraged to love your family more intentionally for the long-term.    This week I am focusing on marriage, and one of the best ways to keep your marriage relationship fresh is to have a weekly date night.   […]

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Apr
11
2013

Why I Don’t Read Romance Novels

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Enjoy Romance in the Mundane

I have a weakness. I sometimes compare myself to others. I find myself trying to measure up to some invisible standard that I believe those people have attained, rather than simply being content with my own life. Recently my husband and I attended an event with a lot of “beautiful” people who looked to me […]

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Aug
07
2012

Date On A Budget: Creative Childcare

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

[UPDATE: I assumed when I wrote this that you would do your due diligence to check out the people who are taking care of your children. It goes without saying that you should be extremely careful about who you leave them with.] Date On A Budget: Creative Childcare Date nights are so important to keep […]

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Jul
18
2012

Reader Question: How To Stop Money Fights

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Q: My spouse and I constantly argue about money, or don’t talk at all. He wants to freely spend our money on whatever he wants and resists my efforts to save and be frugal. Can you help me?  A: First of all, let me say that you are not alone. Many couples find it difficult […]

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May
09
2012

Reader Question: How Do You Afford Date Nights?

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Q: I noticed that you talk about date night a lot and that you go on dates fairly often with your husband. How do you afford it?    A: Yes, we love date night! We believe that marriage is the primary relationship of the family and that we have to make each other a priority. […]

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Feb
14
2012

True Love

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

It’s Valentine’s Day, so love and relationships are foremost on everyone’s mind. The only problem is the flowers, chocolate and pretty pink hearts don’t have much to do with true love. True love is picking up your husband’s dirty socks for the 1 millionth time and, rather than complaining to him, saying a little prayer […]

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Jan
17
2012

Marriage Minute: Art Inspiration

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

 A little art inspiration today:   (click for a larger view) Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast.    It is not proud. It is not rude. It is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, […]

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Oct
31
2011

Marriage Minute: Competition or Complement?

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Marriage Minute: Do you complement your spouse or compete with him?  Like this? Share!

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