I Love This Husband & Wife Stuff


#336: Being a nurturer May 1, 2012

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I am a nurturer.  This is helpful as a wife and mother.  I like taking care of people and animals.  Luckily I get to do that a lot in taking care of my husband, son and 2 cats.  I am truly concerned for their health and well-being.  I pray for them and try to help them in any way I can.


“Like” Us on Facebook for a chance at winning a marriage book! April 9, 2012

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If you “like” I Love This H&W Stuff on FB between now and April 21st, you will be entered into a drawing to win the book No Greater Love: A 90 Day Devotional to Strengthening Your Marriage by Russ W. Price.  Good luck!  🙂


#309: Respect April 4, 2012

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Respect is important in a marriage.  Love seems to take center stage but respect has to be best supporting actor.  My stepfather used to say that he’d rather be respected than loved.  If I had to choose, I’d choose love.  But the point is, you shouldn’t have to choose.  Especially in marriage.  I respect my husband as a leader, as a man, as my husband. And he respects me as a woman and his wife.

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A sign commanding silence and respect at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, the District. (Author: David Bjorgen) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



#295: My Wedding Ring March 21, 2012

“Think of a wedding ring. In itself, it is just a piece of jewelry. But to the man or woman wearing it, that ring is a public statement of love, commitment and faithfulness.”

The Word Among Us Lent 2012

I love this quote.  I look at my wedding ring often.  It is a reminder of my marriage, my love, my husband and our commitment.  It’s like a hug around my finger and my life.  Security.

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#291: St. Patty, Patron Saint of My Marriage March 17, 2012

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St. Patrick has always brought good luck, love and blessings to my marriage.  Here are just a few things:

1) I first returned to the Catholic faith of my upbringing about 7 or 8 years ago.  I started attending St. Patrick’s church in downtown DC.  It’s right near my office.  I started praying for a husband in that very church.

2) A few years later, I had my first date with my husband.  On St. Patrick’s Day.

3) A year ago, we bought our first house.  The house closed.  On St. Patrick’s Day.

So it’s not a ton of things, but they are a few very significant things.  I believe that St. Patrick watches over my marriage.  Who knows what else he has in store for my marriage? 🙂

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St. Patrick’s Prayer for the Faithful

May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
– Against the snares of the evil one.

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!

May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen.


#289: He calls me Nagatha March 15, 2012

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I may have posted about this before, and if I have, I apology for the redundancy.  But I think it’s such a funny nickname.  And yes, I do nag.  A little.  But I’m working on it.

Love, Nagatha


#70: Working to be a better wife (What better home improvement project is there besides improving yourself) May 16, 2011

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The good thing about being a great wife is that you don’t have to start out there.  It would be nice to hit the ground running as a great wife.  I think I have potential.  And I’m pretty good but I can be better.  Take this morning for instance.  I snapped at my husband.  Not a big snap but a snap nevertheless.  I’m not saying that a great wife never snaps at her husband, but a great wife TRIES not to snap at her husband.  She CARES that she snapped at her husband.  And she TRIES to figure out how not to snap again, how to snap with less frequency, and with less bite.

The point is that you can improve at everything you do and if you care to be a better wife, you can be.