how to truly become one with your husband

How to Truly Become One With Your Husband – Plus Free Printable Prayer Cards!

My husband and I have always felt connected as one, even before we were married.

During our dating years, we were not one physically, but we always felt like the same person emotionally and spiritually. For the most part, we always think the same way. He knows what I’m going to say before I even say it. I know what he is going to do before he even does it. We have the same values, same goals, same style, and same outlook on life. We just click, and we always have. We strongly believe that when God was creating us, He made us specifically for each other.

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date night recipes

30 Delicious Date Night Recipes

Valentines Day is just around the corner! That means a very special DATE NIGHT is coming!

My hubby and I love any kind of excuse to spoil each other. So, needless to say we are pretty excited about Valentines Day this year! We love to go out for a romantic meal, but sometimes it’s just not in the budget. We also love to cook together and get creative in the kitchen. So, when the budget doesn’t allow for a restaurant, we go for a cozy night in together!

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what losing loved ones has taught me

What Losing Loved Ones Has Taught Me

How Losing Loved Ones Changes You

 

I’ve been at a loss for words as to what to write about this week. I’m kind of hoping that the words will come to me as I sit here staring at my computer screen.

 

Considering what all has happened in my life this past week, you would think I would be exploding with words. But I’m having a hard time turning the feelings I have into actual, meaningful words.

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5 things i wish i knew before marriage

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Marriage

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you buy a product through one of these links, I get a small percentage of your purchase. All opinions are my own. 

 

Getting engaged is such an exciting time for every couple! It’s a time when you realize that your life is about to change forever in an unbelievably amazing way. It’s a moment when you take the next step towards making a commitment to be with the one you love, forever. When you look at that ring, you see a symbol of your unending love for another person and you begin to thank God endlessly for answering all your prayers. I know I felt that way when I got engaged! I often reminisce on Steven’s proposal to me and what a special day it was for both of us.

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emotional barriers

Breaking Down Your Spouse’s Emotional Barriers

Wives, you know that feeling you get when you just glance over at your husband, see how handsome he is, and realize that you just love him so much? You still wonder, after all these years, how you found such a wonderful person to share your life with, and realize how much God has blessed you by giving you him.

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insecurity in marriage

How to Deal With Insecurity in Marriage

Dealing with Insecurity in Marriage

I know I can’t be the only woman who struggles with insecurity in marriage.

You wake up in the morning and look in the mirror. You take a good look at yourself, and all you see is an ugly face, with an ugly body to go along with it. You see yourself as overweight and unappealing, with acne and scars and hair that never tames. You see a girl who fails often at everything and never seems to get things right no matter how hard she tries.

Then you look at your husband.

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how to forgive

How to Have the Strength to Forgive

Are you struggling with forgiveness? I know how firsthand how hard that can be. Learn how to forgive from my experiences.

My husband and I are completely addicted to a TV show on Netflix called Once Upon A Time.

Anyone who knows us knows that we are complete Disney freaks. We absolutely love the classics like Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella.

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waiting

When God Makes You Wait

Are you in a season of waiting? Have you been praying for something for as long as you can remember, but God still hasn’t given you a “yes” or even a “no” answer?

I’m no stranger to the waiting game. There have been some times in my life when I thought God was never going to show up. There were times where I felt like God wasn’t listening to my prayers, or that He didn’t want me to be happy. There have been times where I have prayed and prayed for something until I felt like there were no more words left to say. I’ve been there, and honestly I am there now.

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pumpkin pie recipe

Great Grandma Ethel’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe

 My great grandma was the BEST cook.

Every holiday at our family gatherings, our countertops are FULL of food. I’m talking all the works; turkey, ham, potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans, sweet potatoes, rolls, and about 3 desserts on average, and it’s all homemade. When my great grandma (Grandaddy’s mom) was alive and able to cook, she made sure that was the case at every family meal. When grandma used to cook for us, I was too young to recognize and appreciate it. When I finally got to the age where I wanted to learn to cook like her, it was too late. My grandma died at 93 years old when I was 16. I miss her so much, and I would love to have just one more chance to be in the kitchen with her during the holidays to watch and help her do what she loved.

Every single year, without fail, my grandma would make me one of her famous pumpkin pies for my birthday. Even when she was sick or tired, she always made sure I had a pumpkin pie for my birthday because she knew it was my favorite. I looked forward to that every single birthday. When she went into the nursing home about 3 and a half years ago, I eventually had to let go of those pumpkin pies I would get every year. Now I only get them at Christmas and thanksgiving (made by my Grandaddy or aunt), and they are still delicious. But not being able to get one from grandma every year hurts my heart!

I came across a box of old index cards FULL of recipes when we were cleaning out my Grandaddy’s house. At first, I thought it was just something my Granny had collected as a gift from one of her church members (she doesn’t cook much), but when I looked at a recipe I recognized my grandmas handwriting. I immediately stopped what I was doing, sat down, and looked through every single one of those index cards. It was like grandma was saying hi to me through those recipes! In that box, I found her pumpkin pie recipes and told myself this is the year I would make one of her pies.

pumpkin pie recipe

The recipe makes two 9″ pies, and it’s so easy to make! All I did was mix up all the ingredients, stuck them in frozen pie crusts and baked them for 40 minutes.  Of course you could always make your own pie crust and I’m sure it would make it 10 times better. I’d like to try that some day!

I hope you guys enjoy this as much as my family does! Try it out, you won’t be disappointed!

Grandma's Pumpkin Pie
 
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This is a staple at every one of our family meals! I know you won't be disappointed!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16-20 slices
Ingredients
  • 2 (9 inch) frozen or refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 15 oz can pure pumpkin (not the filling)
  • 1 small box of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tall can evaporated milk or 1⅔ cup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all above ingredients. Spread in pie crusts. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

 With love,

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thankfulness

Ways to Show Thankfulness this Thanksgiving

“Realize that the LORD alone is God. He made us, and we are His. We are His people and the sheep in His care. Enter His gates with a song of thanksgiving. Come into His courtyards with a song of praise. Give thanks to Him; praise His name. The LORD is good. His mercy endures forever. His faithfulness endures throughout every generation.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:3-5‬

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. You get to sit around a table full of delicious food with people you truly love and give thanks to God for the many, many blessings he has given to us. We have so much to be thankful for! Even when we feel like our whole world is falling apart, God still blesses us immeasurably in every way!

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