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Ways to Become a Better Wife


Clarksville, TN – Becoming a better wife is a matter of anticipating problems and avoiding them if possible.

For instance, know that certain subjects are rife for controversy. Some of the top offenders are money and how to spend it, who is responsible for certain tasks around the house, whether or not to keep the cap on the toothpaste, and who gets up in the night if the baby is crying.

All these subjects can easily be solved by setting down some ground rules at the beginning of your marriage. «Read the rest of this article»


Ways to Become a Better Husband


Clarksville, TN – Let’s face it. Life is short—and the divorce rate in this country is astronomical. The reasons for divorce are many and are as varied as the individuals involved, but some common threads run amok in marriage. It’s not always the fault of one person or the other, but some general rules do apply.

In this column we’ll take a look at some easy ways that husbands can make subtle changes that can lead to better communication and ultimately to better harmony in a marriage. «Read the rest of this article»


The Life of a Life Coach

Jenni Lee Shelton

Jenni Lee Shelton

Hello, friends! My name is Jenni Lee Shelton, and I may not be what you’re expecting.

You may drop your expectations here. If for whatever reasons you feel uncomfortable leaving your expectations unattended, then I encourage you to also expect miracles (shout outs to Gabrielle Bernstein and Joe Vitale.)

I am new at blogging, and newness is something I don’t think we should fear. I also have a new career as a life coach that is really inspiring me to dive deeper into my passions. Please feel free to embrace my process alongside me, as I reveal more about who I am and what I’m all about.

Ok… so exactly why are you starting this blog, and why am I reading it? «Read the rest of this article»

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Help! I Married a Viking!


Prove It Clarksville: Kenny YorkClarksville, TN – The past few days have been absolutely nuts. For those of you who haven’t heard, my husband (Kenny York) is spending two weeks as a homeless man in order to give a voice and face to an invisible population: the homeless of Clarksville, TN.

Back in May, when he told me of his plan, I was a little rattled—but not surprised. This is who he is, and I made up my mind before I married him that I wasn’t going to squelch the part of him that’s not happy unless he’s in the middle of the fray.

Queen Gorgo from 300

Queen Gorgo from 300

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The Unlovable Wife / The Unrespectable Husband


Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – When I say life is hard sometimes it’s so you will know that nobody’s life is perfect and so that you will pray for me as (perhaps) I have prayed for you (maybe without even mentioning it to you).

But I don’t deny that I am blessed. Here are a few things I am thankful for right now: My 13 year old for taking up for his brother this week, my 10 year old for being intentional about reading the Bible (he decided to study Mark this week), the time and money to workout (my reprieve!), and my husband who loves me when I am mean, critical and (feeling) unlovable.

Tough weekend. Life is hard sometimes «Read the rest of this article»


Dear Adam: An Open Letter to the First Man


Kris WolfeDear Adam,

I can’t imagine what it is like to be a guy! What a load of responsibility (Genesis 3.17-19)! But I’m not going to lie, I feel like you could’ve done so much better. There’s a time to be laid-back and there’s a time to take action. That was an action time. You were supposed to co-rule with Eve, not give into sin.

I wish you would have been the voice of reason. Instead, you blamed her for your part in the sin, but that was a part of the curse that began with the sin (Genesis 3.12).

Letter to Adam, by Kris Wolfe

Letter to Adam, by Kris Wolfe

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7 Ways We Love to Be Loved


Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – With Valentine’s Day approaching, you might be wondering what to give to the love of your life.

Flowers are great; chocolate is better; and diamonds…well, they speak for themselves. But what is even more important than proving to the world that all is good in your marriage by outward public displays, is the day-to-day ways you love your other half.

Valentine's Day «Read the rest of this article»


The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Spouse


Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – Trust: it’s the cornerstone of a good marriage. Trust broken is not easily repaired. But sometimes, even with no real reason to be distrustful, we are suspicious and insecure.

Distrust in a relationship breeds frustration, anger, sorrow, and sometimes it even contributes to the justification of the behaviors you are trying to avoid. Trust is vital. «Read the rest of this article»


5 New Year’s Resolutions You Should NOT Make


New Years ResolutionsClarksville, TN – You said you weren’t making any more resolutions, but you know that’s a lie. You’ve got goals and plans, and there’s no better way than a New Year’s resolution to announce your plans to the world. But let me warn you, some plans are better left unmade. Here are 5 resolutions you should reconsider.

To Lose Weight–Yes, I know, losing weight by exercising and eating right is healthy for many of us, but be careful of your motive. If you are trying to get your ex back, look better than your secret nemesis, or just plain “look smokin’ hot: beware. This resolution will fail. Resolutions based in vanity or competition rarely last, and you might end up feeling worse about yourself than when you started. «Read the rest of this article»


Tired of Losing Sleep Over Your Decisions? Time for Change


CompassClarksville, TN – Is your compass broken? Lost? Never owned one?

We all feel lost sometimes. It’s a freaky feeling. You feel frustrated, confused, even panic stricken. You pull over, palms sweating, try to find your bearings, double check your directions, reset your navigation.

But what do you do if you don’t have directions, navigation, or a compass? You might know where to go, but you won’t know how to get there. You might stop for directions, or call someone to ask for their advice, but how do you know if you can trust them? How long do you wander before you turn around and go back? «Read the rest of this article»


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