Tag Archive | marriage

A New Year

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It’s hard to believe another year is over. Welcome 2017! I am so grateful for each of you. I thought we could look back at some of our top blog posts for 2016:

Guest Blog by Shannon Clark

Midlife Motherhood

The Birthday Wish

Private or Public School

Mano A Mano

Guest Blog by Amy Lu

Again, thank you for supporting my blog. I truly appreciate it. I’d love to know what blog post was your favorite in 2016 and what topics you’d like to read about in the next twelve months. Feel free to comment below…

Blessings, Rebecca

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Cheers!

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Things I Wish I Knew Book Review and Giveaway

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When I was approached to review Gary Chapman’s latest book Things I Wish I Known Before Becoming Parents, I jumped at the opportunity.  I love his work, especially The 5 Love Languages. Also, I am a contributing writer for Love is a Verb. Plus, his latest collaboration with Shannon Warden is a perfect topic for my parenting blog.

About the Authors

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Gary Chapman is a counselor, the best selling author of The 5 Love Languages series, and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. He travels the world presenting semi ars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations.

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Shannon Warden is an assistant teaching professor at Wake Forest University where she teaches in the graduate counseling program. She is also the director of counseling and director of women’s ministries at Triad Baptist Church in Kernsville, North Carolina.

About the Book

Gary shares what he wishes he and his wife had known before having kids. For example, children affect your time, money, marriage – and that’s just the beginning. With his trademark warmth, he offers practical advice on everything from potty training to the importance of apologizing to your child to keeping your marriage strong…all the while celebrating the great joy that children bring.

Review

I really enjoyed reading their book; especially Chapter 9 The Social Skills are as Important as the Academic Skills.  I am a preschool teacher and we spend the majority of our time teaching our students how to share and to say “please” and “thank you.” Gary confirms its importance, and I reinforce this positive behavior in my own home with my tween and teen children.

Disclaimer: No compensation was received for this book review; just passing on a Good Read.

Giveaway!

Now it’s your turn to read Things I Wish I Known Before We Became Parents as we’re giving away a FREE copy. I’d love to hear from other Moms and Dads seeking to raise their children with godly character. Simply comment below on what you wish you knew before becoming a parent. Your name will then be placed in a drawing.

On November 5, 2016, we will randomly select a winner. The winner must supply his/her mailing address to us no later than November 10, 2016. One Free copy will then be shipped directly to the winner’s ddress (within the continental Unites Stated) provided.

Blessings, Rebecca

Wedding Anniversary

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This week we will celebrate 15 years of marriage. We met at 32, married at 35, had our son at 36 and our daughter at 39. Hmmm, that makes me a midlife Mom.

Time with my best friend has gone by way too fast. I can’t believe our son is entering Freshman year of high school and our daughter is entering 7th grade in the Fall. I still remember cuddling my babies.

pixWhen I tell folks that Randy and I have been together for 17 1/2 years, some ask, “How do you stay together or how do you make it work?” The answer is unequivocally our faith in God keeps our relationship pressing through life’s ups and downs. Our core belief helps us invest in the three C’s of our relationship.

  1. Caring – Both of us genuinely care for each other which promotes healthy love, respect and trust. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
  2. Communication – We talk to each other about anything and everything which promotes a healthy friendship. – Luke 24:14
  3. Commitment – We’re both in it for the long haul, because we know God has a plan and a purpose for each one of us. – Jeremiah 29:11

As a way of celebrating our anniversary, I’m giving away select children’s ebooks now through June 7-9, 2016. Simply click on my name below and it will link you to Amazon. Enjoy!

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Rebecca Krusee

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