Category Archives: marriage

FROM ADAM’S RIB

I love the Bible verses that refer to the creation of the first woman. God put Adam to sleep and removed one of his ribs to shape the woman who would be Adam’s wife and helpmate. She would be equal … Continue reading

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YOU’VE BEEN MARRIED HOW LONG?

There are many books on the subject of the secret to a long and happy marriage.  Most people don’t enter this contract unless they expect it to last for a long time – even until death. When you find the one you want … Continue reading

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GROWING OLD TOGETHER

During that first year of marriage, there will be so many things to discover about your spouse, even if you’ve known each other for most of your 22 years. You find out it isn’t all about you anymore. I knew … Continue reading

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EVERY DAY IS A NEW ADVENTURE

This week I’ll be turning my attention to marriage. 56 years ago this coming Saturday, Paul & I will celebrating 56 years of wedded bliss. Well maybe all 56 of those years weren’t like the stuff of which Hallmark movies … Continue reading

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KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING

My husband and I are still part of the work force, although we officially retired over ten years ago.  Now we have the luxury of living on the entitlements so graciously given us by our government.  I’m not being sarcastic … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF COLOR

I was unplugged for the weekend.  As part of the celebration of our 55th wedding anniversary, Paul and I decided to follow part of the journey we made as newlyweds on our honeymoon.  We traveled up the backroads of Northern … Continue reading

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UNTIL OUR DYING DAY*

Two naïve young people chose to spend the rest of their lives together fifty five years ago today.  We promised to love each other until our dying day.  We’ve been fortunate to have kept that promise and even though there … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

I am not a marriage expert, nor could I possibly have all the secrets to a happy marriage, but there is a wonderful book which carries some extremely good advice on how to live together as husband and wife and … Continue reading

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PURE LOVE

This is the week of my 55th wedding anniversary, so I’m devoting at least one post each day to the complex subject of love. The purest of love comes from our Creator, God.  He created one man and one woman … Continue reading

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WORD FOR TODAY

Nuptials is kind of an old fashioned word that isn’t used much anymore.  Like marriage itself, it sometimes appears out of date.  Today we rarely hear the word used except pertaining to a pre-nuptial agreement.  Apparently the original agreement to … Continue reading

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A CORD OF THREE STRANDS

Every young woman dreams of being swept off her feet by a dashing young man and living happily ever after with that same man for the rest of her life.  When done alone, or trying to accomplish that happy life, … Continue reading

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THE MAN UNDER THE HAT

The fellow in this picture bears no resemblance to the man of today.  He went through many stages of hairstyles during his time.  This one was the beginning of his Bob Ross look, but it was before Bob ever became … Continue reading

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SPECIAL GIFTS

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When you’re married to an artist, life is full of wonderful surprises.  I’ve forgotten the occasion, but many years ago, when income was meager and there was no room in the budget for … Continue reading

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ROAD WARRIORS

We arrived safely in Nashville, TN last evening after two days of pretty intensive driving.  I guess we now qualify as road warriors.  Each day seemed to be filled with clouds, which made it easier to travel, but those clouds … Continue reading

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EVERLASTING LOVE

Most of us don’t go into a relationship thinking it’s simply temporary.  We think long term, from here to eternity, everlasting kind of love. The kind of love that never ends, because your love is special. But every relationship here … Continue reading

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WHAT IS LOVE?

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The art in this post doesn’t really have to do with love, but I love it.  Reminiscent of Northwest Coast art, and if you use your imagination, you can actually see … Continue reading

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THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

52 years ago today, I married the man of my dreams.  He didn’t come on a white horse.  He didn’t promise me a life of luxury.  He had become my best friend in high school at the age of 14.  … Continue reading

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MY HUSBAND, MY FRIEND

Yesterday, as I watched my husband vigorously lift and haul things out of our basement, my heart jumped for joy.  These past few years he’s undergone treatment for prostate cancer as well as enduring a small stroke.  He’s always had … Continue reading

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THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

  52 years ago today, I married the man of my dreams.  He didn’t come on a white horse.  He didn’t promise me a life of luxury.  He had become my best friend in high school at the age of … Continue reading

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A VALENTINE FOR MY HUSBAND

The touch of your hand, the power behind the hugs you give, The joy I receive when I see you smile and know you’ have peace, The feeling I get when you come home from a trip away from home, … Continue reading

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