Heather Marshall on May 11th, 2009

This weekend, Jason & I took a nice long walk/jog along the road that leads from our island (Ocean City) to the next island (containing the towns of Strathmere & Sea Isle).  Jason works in Strathmere in the summertime and wanted to check out the beach situation, since storms tend to wash part of it [...]

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Heather Marshall on April 19th, 2009

Are you up for a good challenge? Depending on your personality, or even what’s going on in your life at the time, this challenge may or may not be EXTREMELY difficult!
Your challenge is, for a WHOLE WEEK, to not complain.  No complaining about your husband, your kids, your co-workers, your boss. No complaining about [...]

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Heather Marshall on April 13th, 2009

As a wife, a mom, or a woman… what kinds of FEAR do you face?
As a wife, I face the fear of failure - that my husband won’t think I’m good enough, that I’ll fail at being the best wife out there.
I face the fear of rejection - that if I do something “wrong”, my [...]

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Heather Marshall on February 21st, 2009

Wondering what this whole “Love Language” thing is all about? Well, in a nutshell, it’s how you show and receive love.
For you, it may be acts of service that you do, words of affirmation that you say, quality time that you spend, gifts that you give or receive, or the physical touches that pass between [...]

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Heather Marshall on January 5th, 2009

Fear rears its ugly head in numerous ways in my life. Fear, in fact, can be prevalent in most people’s lives without them even being aware of it!  Let’s see if you can recognize any of these manifestations of fear in your life:

Insecurity
Pride
Stress
Panic attacks or anxiety
Timidity
Guilt
Extreme carefulness (like an OCD)
Worry
Superstition

These are all SYMPTOMS of fear!  [...]

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Heather Marshall on January 1st, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I’m NOT a fan of New Year’s resolutions.  Why not? Because I BREAK them! That’s why if I start a diet or a gym membership, I do NOT start it in January because it will be bound to fail! (That’s right… my latest gym membership began early December, so [...]

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Heather Marshall on December 29th, 2008

Jason and I began reading “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman the other night, and already I’m fully convinced that this is BY FAR the best marriage-improvement book ever.
Okay, I’ll back up that bold statement….
Back in 2005, I went on a missions trip to the Dominican Republic with my church.  I don’t speak Spanish, [...]

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Heather Marshall on December 8th, 2008

Believe it or not, self-care is an incredibly important part of your marriage.  Sound selfish? It really isn’t! Taking care of yourself & your needs will actually make you a BETTER wife!!
Let me illustrate this point…
Last week was a loooong week for me… A full week back to school after Thanksgiving, so the kids were [...]

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Heather Marshall on December 4th, 2008

I was convicted recently … I came to the realization that I have been doing my husband a MAJOR disservice by not regularly, specifically, and fervently praying for him!
“The prayer of a righteous [wo]man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16(b)
Now, I pray all day long… and often it’s for my husband, but I’m talking about [...]

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Heather Marshall on November 10th, 2008

“Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.” ~ Bill Cosby

Ahh, communication….  have you noticed how hard it can be?  Most fights (at least in my marriage) start due to a lack of communication.  Or, to be more accurate, a lack of UNDERSTANDABLE communication.
What do I mean [...]

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