Author Archives: ASubmittedWife

Two Plates, One Marriage

Last I checked in, I was doing a pretty good job of talking myself into resignation that our marriage was “as good as it gets.”  I think I need/needed to put that in writing to convince myself, to encourage myself.  … Continue reading

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As Good as It Gets

To those who have wondered why I’ve not written more, this is basically why:  I started this blog in the hopes that I could provide encouragement for dying marriages, that renewal, passion, and change was possible… but I have to … Continue reading

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My Mountain Life (A Modern-day Psalm)

Today is full of feelings of gratitude.  I am so grateful that God brings these days into my life often, and I just pray that I hold to them even in my inevitable valley moments. After nearly a quarter of … Continue reading

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Connections–or DISconnections

As a couple grows older together, what are the “normal” forms of connection?  Perhaps these are a few: Necessary connections (the business of life); Fun connections (enjoying life); Spiritual connections (praying and faith; the sense of knowing each other well); … Continue reading

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How I Learned to REALLY Pray…

  It’s easy to make daily prayers into a long shopping list of wants and needs. Help so-and-so.  Heal him. Travel mercies for her.  Find a husband/wife.  Give them/me a child.  “Give” me patience, humility, forgiveness…  GIVE ME…  Well, God’s … Continue reading

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Pride

When I’m being really good, I start my day with some devotion time.  I’m so ADD that this is often hard.  While reading scripture, or a devotional book, or trying to pray, I am the proverbial dog cartoon (the movie … Continue reading

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Cleaving Unto

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh…” (Genesis 2:24) I have thought a lot about this verse lately, in terms of a mature marriage.  And, … Continue reading

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Hang in There and Have Faith

Alright, I have been seriously Missing in Action for a while here.  Life events have intervened and writing has taken a major hit. But I’m back, and I’m going to discipline myself to write regularly, and with purpose.  Hopefully there … Continue reading

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When Does Sex Leave the Building?

Am I here, already? I had worried about this time of life—for most of my last decade of life. For the first time in my adult life, sex holds very little appeal for me.  In the year of my 60th … Continue reading

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