Author Archives: RichWildman

Our Farming Life

Stubborn Pursuits is our marriage ministry. Our full time profession is farming. I thought some of our readers might be interested in Sharon’s blog about our farm life. Avalon Farms Ohio I (Richard) have either lived on the farm or … Continue reading

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Honest With God

I thought this was an excellent post by Beth Moore about being gut level honest with God. One Slender Streak of Clarity During our separation I remember times when I walked and talked to God at the top of my … Continue reading

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Thankfulness

I thought that Ann Voskamp had a great reminder in this post on how foundational thankfulness is to our lives. I know that during the worst days of our separation it was such a struggle to be thankful about anything. But, I … Continue reading

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Make Your Spouse’s Day a Little Brighter

What is one thing you could do today to make your spouse’s day just a little brighter? Here are some some ideas that cross my mind: Put a smile or a heart on a post it note. Use a dry … Continue reading

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I Could Not Say “Yes”

In Ohio Revised Code 3105.64 in regards to a petition for marriage dissolution it says, “A) Except as provided in division (B) or (C) of this section, not less than thirty nor more than ninety days after the filing of … Continue reading

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The Intimacy Merry-Go-Round

In their book, “Stripped Down“, Tony and Alisa Dilorenzo mention six types of intimacy: emotional, intellectual, spiritual, recreational, financial, and physical intimacies. In their book, “Red Hot Monogamy“, Bill and Pam Farrel discuss eight types of intimacy: social, financial, recreational, vocational, parental, … Continue reading

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“I Messed Up”. Those are Freeing Words!

I found this to be a great post from Sheila Gregoire to help people understand that if they are in a tough marriage situation they made bad choices that got them there, but they also can make good choices to … Continue reading

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“A Year Without Internet”

If you read this or many other blog sites, have email or Facebook, or surf the web on a regular basis, you have probably questioned yourself if you’ve been on the internet too much, if you truly need it in … Continue reading

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Marriage Promises Compared to Loan Promises

Traditional marriage vows, which are used or slightly modified by a high percentage of couples getting married, go something like this, “I, (name), take you (name), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for … Continue reading

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Divorce Law in Ohio: An Overview

I am not a lawyer, and during our 16-month marital separation I never hired a family law attorney. We did hire a professional divorce mediator and I had extensive talks with her and I did some reading. Each state is different … Continue reading

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