Our Stake had monthly Marriage Firesides, they were really good.
At the first one, they gave us the Magnificent Seven.
These are seven things to do EVERY Day to have a better marriage:
One - verbal "I Love You" a day with eye contact Five - second Kiss Ten - second Expression of verbal Appreciation (in person or on the phone) Fifteen - minute "Honey Do. . ." (A talk, touch, or visual message of your mate's choosing. It is a gift of time given with a great attitude.) Twenty - second Hug Twenty-five - seconds of written expressions of acceptance, appreciation, of affection know as "The Living Journal. Thirty - minutes a day of "Talk Time"
For more info on the The Magnificent Seven go here
It is a wonderful resource and they have a list of books that are "Squeaky Clean"
I have been wanting a site like this for a long time.
Last night at bookclub one of the gals gave us the scoop from her sister in law:
"We are so excited to announce the official launch of our new website, Clean Reads! Our website is www.squeakycleanreads.com.
It's a website where readers can go to give or get reviews about the content of a book. Readers rate each book on our site in the areas of violence, sexual content, profanity, mature theme, and appropriate age. They can also give an overall book rating, vote if it is a good bookclub selection, and leave a written "content" review (a content review is a review of any possibly objectionable content found in the book, to let other readers know).
One great resource that we offer is a "Squeaky Clean Booklist", which is a compilation of books that readers have rated and voted on as being clean reads. So we think it's going to be a great resource for readers who are interested in books that meet strict content criteria, and are great, clean reads!"
A perfect Mother's day... to talk to my favorite missionary. He is loving mission life!
You have nothing in this world more precious than your children.
When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out. It will not be the money you have made. It will not be the cars you have owned. It will not be the large house in which you live.
The searing question that will cross your mind again and again will be, How well have my children done?
If the answer is that they have done very well, then your happiness will be complete."
"You gain strenth, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...Do the thing you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
— Jawaharlal Nehru
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."
— Irish Proverb
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
-E. E. Cummings
"Happiness is a direction, not a place."
— Sydney J. Harris
"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul."
— Yiddish Proverb
"Every survival kit should include a sense of humor."
— Author Unknown
"In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured."
-Gordon B. Hinckley
"The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it."
-Marjorie Pay Hinckley
"Life is good if we live in such a way to make it so. Believing, desiring, deciding, and choosing correctly are the simple actions that define an increase in happiness and an increase in the inner assurance that transcends this life."
-Benjamín De Hoyos
"A laugh is a smile that bursts."
— Mary H. Waldrip