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    The Complete Wedding Anniversary List

    For many people, their wedding day was the happiest day of their life!  Celebrate your anniversary each and every year with these traditional gift themes.  It is never too late to start!   Year 1- Paper Anniversary Year 2- Cotton Anniversary Year 3- Leather Anniversary Year 4- Silk Anniversary Year 5- Wood Anniversary Year 6- Iron Anniversary Year 7- Copper Annviersary Year 8- Bronze Anniversary Year 9- Ceramic Annviersary Year 10- Tin Anniversary Year 11- Steel Anniversary Year 12- Linen Anniversary Year 13- Lace Anniversary Year 14- Ivory Anniversary Year 15- Crystal Annviersary Year 20- China Anniversary Year 25- Silver Anniversary Year 30- Pearl Anniversary Year 35- Coral Anniversary Year…

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    Rekindling Your Relationship

    As Valentine’s Day approaches we take this time to reflect on our current relationship.  Are you and your partner happy?  Does your partner still “check all your boxes”?  Could you be doing something more? These are all questions that you are probably asking yourself around this romantic time of year!  Rice Revelations collaborated with Active Manhood to provide couples that are struggling or would like to avoid struggling with some tips on how to rekindle their relationship. Check out some of these tips and let me know what you think!  Do you have any additional ways that you and your partner have rekindled your relationship?  Let us know in the…

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    Creative Valentine’s Day Gifts for Couples

    It is that time of year again when love is in the air, the candy in the store is extra commercialized, and you are struggling to find a gift for your partner that has both meaning and functionality!   The main reason we struggle with finding that “perfect” gift is because everything seems as if it has been done before or just isn’t useful.  Check out these suggestions below to find a gift that make this Valentine’s Day one to remember! This post may contain affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy here! For The Economical Couple: What better way to show someone how much you appreciate them than with personalized “I…

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    Getting Through Pre Cana

    In the Catholic Church a very important step in the marriage process is Pre Cana.  According to the United States Catholic of Conference Bishops, the point of Pre Cana is to “help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life; and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.” How Pre Cana is offered depends on your specific Diocese and/or Church.  Some of the different types of program options offered are a marriage preparation course offered for multiple couples that lasts around eight hours, a few shorter private meeting with a “sponsor couple” from your parish, or…

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    Putting On Your Sunday Best

    This post may contain affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy here! “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work” (Genesis 2:2).  In our house the weekends are for two things: Rest and Jesus!  As you’re getting ready for Mass have you ever gone through your whole closet and not been able to find anything to wear?  I have definitely been there and it is not fun!   There is nothing better than having a few “go to” outfits for both you and your husband (since most of them can’t match to save their lives)…

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    Moving In Together

    The time to move in with your spouse has finally come and you are nothing but excited, however, there are many things you need to discuss before taking this large step!  You have committed yourselves to each other "for richer for poorer" and "for better of for worse" but that does not mean living together is going to be easy. 

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    Becoming the Proverbs 31 Wife

    This post may contain affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy here ! The perfect woman in the Bible is consistently the Proverbs 31 Wife, she is truly the Holy Grail of femininity!  One might ask themselves, does my husband truly want the Proverbs 31 Wife?  The answer to that question, whether your husband wants to admit it, is yes.  The Proverbs 31 Wife is not afraid of anything, she is beautiful, and she is strong.  If you ask me, I would love become the Proverbs 31 Wife!  So often the idea of the Proverbs 31 Wife is put down for being archaic or representing the old teachings of the Church,…

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    5 Christian Date Night Ideas!

    The best way to strengthen your marriage is to strengthen your relationship with God.  You can do this weekly by attending Mass together but below you can find five unexpected date night ideas that will provide for growth as a couple. Volunteer at Local Soup Kitchen- Now when you think of a romantic night out with your husband or wife I doubt a Soup Kitchen comes to mind, however, a Soup Kitchen is a great way to work together as a team while also serving those who need it the most. Visit a Religious Museum- My husband and I are big museum lovers, but we never felt closer to each other and…