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  1. Amy
    February 8, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Laugh at each other. We all do dumb things and say even dumber things, so learning to laugh together at those dumb things instead of getting our pride hurt is a biggie.


  2. Gail
    February 8, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    That's great! Maybe it's due to my husband being a pastor, and my sitting in on many counseling sessions, but it does seem to me that so many marriages are not what you describe. It's really sad, and this kind of advice is so needed. Thanks for posting this. Also thanks for sharing the salvation message like you do. We certainly do need more of that. BTW, my husband has a great book for marriage and families. If anyone is interested they can contact me. It's entitled "Bible Blueprints for Building Better Marriages". Hope you don't mind me throwing that in there. Thanks, Gail


  3. Ashly@Moon Walk
    February 8, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    I'm not married but I feel like I am. Laughing is always good!


  4. Carisa
    February 8, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    Hi! I've given you an award @ Paintmeshabby! Go check out today's post! 🙂


  5. Carisa
    February 8, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    Ps. Thank you for sharing today's post, I definitely needed it today!


  6. NanaDiana
    February 8, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    What a great post. I'd say the sense of humor is the best God given gift ever. A perfect message for marrieds! Hugs- Diana


  7. Cheri
    February 8, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Awesome advice. None of us feel like we have the answer, but there are some things that can be easily done to make life so much better. Most of my unhappily married friends resent their husbands too much to want to be the one to change. Life is so much better when our marriages are good!


  8. The Watts Watch
    February 8, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

    Wonderful advice. My husband and I both believe that early bedtimes and humor are tickets to a wonderful marriage.


  9. Shantel
    February 8, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    I loved this post. I don't usually comment, but I just wanted to say that I am grateful that you put yourself out there for the benefit of some other person out there.


  10. Darla
    February 8, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Love it!


  11. Honey
    February 8, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    I love a t.v. commercial I just saw that said, "I Love Who We Are"…that touched me…after 35 years, I LOVE WHO WE ARE! I thank GOD everyday!


  12. Angela
    February 8, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    Julie, thank you for this wonderful post. I am getting married in April. My fiance and I will definitely use some of these blissful marriage tips. I love the one about putting the kids to bed early. It certainly won't be one we'll use for awhile, but it's something I hadn't thought of before. It makes so much sense!

    Better Than a Milk Mustache


  13. thepaperroSe
    February 8, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    all I can say is "Thank You" for words. Sometimes need reminding of what we have. Life is so busy, that sometimes you get lost….even the reminder of the greatest author of all times..He wrote the manual on love.


  14. Our Beautiful Life
    February 9, 2011 @ 12:48 am

    marriage changed my life, it opened the door for me to have a real, daily walk with the Lord. i love how you referred to Him as the Author, beautiful. humility is key in any relationship, but especially marriage. be the first to say you're sorry, even if you don't think it was "your fault".

    and, leave love notes for each other…


  15. Cindy
    February 9, 2011 @ 1:10 am

    Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing your life and insight!


  16. A Vintage Vine
    February 9, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    Thanks…we need to be reminded of this often!


  17. Green Gracie Home
    February 9, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    what a beautiful and true post…I think that might be the best blog post I have ever read. Thank you for touching my heart on a morning I needed it.


  18. Object of Maya*ffection
    February 9, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    GREAT, GREAT advice! I keep seeing everywhere that spouses NEED to put each other first as this makes them better parents.


  19. Mandi
    February 9, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    here, here on the bedtime! that has been the most fantastic and smart decision we have ever made!


  20. Jennifer
    February 9, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    Wonderful post – Amen!!!


  21. Tonia
    February 10, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Great post. We too believe in the early bedtime. You have to have time to reconnect.

    The best marriage advice I ever got came from my grandma…"Your attitude the first 15 minutes you're together sets the tone for the rest of the evening". And that has proven itself to be true again & again.

    God bless you for being such a wonderful witness.



  22. Farmer's Wyfe
    February 11, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    Wow. This is so great, and helpful. Just what I needed today. How sweet and beautiful! God bless you.


  23. Walking by Faith
    February 12, 2011 @ 5:47 am

    Julie, thank you for sharing this wonderful advice!!! We too LOVE the early bedtime…hope we can keep that as the kids get older too. I hear so many women talk down there husband this day in age, that it's always SOOO refreshing to hear someone talk about how great their man is…thank you!;)


  24. GrammaGrits
    February 14, 2011 @ 4:04 am

    Super good post – thank you! After almost 40 years of marriage to one who makes me laugh, I thank God for him more today than ever. Blessings!


  25. Whitney
    March 24, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    I came across your blog tonight and felt blessed to see this post. With tears in my eyes, I just want to say Thank You. It may be a month later, but this was something I needed to read. I thank Him for leading me this way and I thank you Julie!


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