Marriage shot in the arm

Indefinitely, from today forward, every Wednesday will be some kind of marriage boost. Not just to encourage those married, but to relay various insights to those considering marriage as well as those considering getting un-married.


The Wednesday blog posts will include excerpts from books and articles, Scriptures, ideas, projects, quotes, photos – anything to keep our minds and hearts focused on our marriages. Marriage requires work; often I put more effort into my grocery list. Send me your suggestions and I’m sure they will find their way to the blog.


Today an array of things from Ann Voskamp’s Pinterest page titled, Marriage House::





Six Ways to Build up Your Husband



20 Pocket Change Date Night Ideas



praying for your husband


Stop! Prayer is one of the most effective marriage tools ever! Here are the verses, choose one right now to stop and pray.


Psalm 27: 1

The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? the Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?


John 14: 27

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”


Ephesians 3: 20

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.


Matthew 6: 33

Seek the Kingdom of Godabove all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.


Luke 6: 36-38

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”


Philippians 2: 1-6

Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,


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