Category Archives: Random

Life Hack: Finances

One area of marriage that tends to have a lot of conflict is finances, however there are some simple things that can be done to at least prevent some of the conflict. Years into our marriage we went to a … Continue reading

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Life Hack: Wills

I encourage you that no matter what season of life this is for you that you either get a will or update your current will if there have been major life or law changes since you made your last one. … Continue reading

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Life Hack: Farm Financial Document

One simple thing I have done for my wife and kids is to sit down and write a document about many things stored in my head about our big picture finances and running our farm. I’m glad I have finally … Continue reading

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Using Facebook Positively In Marriage and Life

One way Sharon and I use Facebook to build our marriage is to share what we have learned from various friends and family members, especially if we do not both have the same person as a friend. For instance, there … Continue reading

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When You Are Down – Part 2

When I got emotionally down during our separation and did not seem to have energy or hope for much of anything, one thing I learned was that if I put on Scripture-based worship music, in awhile my mood would improve. Also, … Continue reading

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When You Are Down – Part 1

During our separation, I learned the power of speaking scripture aloud. Jesus overcame his temptations in the desert by speaking very short scriptures in answer to satan (Matthew 4:1-11). There are times in life when it is great to memorize long passages … Continue reading

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Love and Respect Now

I am very encouraged about how much the younger generation of 20- and 30-somethings seem to really want to learn how to do marriage well. One great resource for them is Love and Respect Now. This blog is written by … Continue reading

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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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