Four-in-one Inspirational Romance Collection
Includes Carrie’s novella: “Wherever
Love Takes Us”
Barbour Publishing, November 2005
ISBN 1-59310-632-7, 352 pages, $6.97
As four couples approach their 25th
wedding anniversaries, it appears romance has been lost along
the way. Will these couples find new common ground on which
to build a bright new future? Carrie’s novella “Wherever
Love Takes Us” is included
in this four-in-one collection.
Matt and Tessa Malone struggle to recover financially and
rebuild trust after a business failure. Then Matt inherits
property in Oregon and wants to move the family there and
make a fresh start. Tessa can’t imagine giving up the
cozy teashop she co-owns with her sister or leaving her friends
and family in Princeton. Whose dream will they follow, and
how much will it cost their family?
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Ten Tips For Wedded Bliss
Matt and Tessa Malone learned several important
lessons about building a stronger marriage in novella “Wherever
Love Takes Us.” Here are ten
tips that can help any marriage grow stronger.
a list of all the things you appreciate about your mate.
Especially consider good character qualities they demonstrate
as well as positive things they do.
Share that list with your mate in a creative way. You may
want to verbally thank your mate for one item on your list
each day, send a card, or leave a love note.
Make a list of happy times you have shared with your mate.
Think back and remember fun things you did when you were
dating or earlier in your marriage. Use this “Happy
Memories” list for the next activity.
Think of a creative way to recreate one of those experiences.
What could you do to bring back more fun and romance in
Become a student of your mate. What are their favorite foods,
movies, colors, vacation spots, sports, clothes, and leisure
a fun time together centered around one of your mate’s
favorite activities. Purpose to make it a great experience
for both of you by taking care of the details and having
a positive attitude.
Look for practical ways to encourage and support your mate.
What jobs around the house does your mate usually do? Purpose
to pitch in and help them with “their jobs.”
Do it with a great attitude because you want to help and
because you love them. You could also join your mate and
work together on one of their jobs.
Praise your mate in public. Look for opportunities to tell
others positive things about your mate. If you can do it
in front of your mate, that’s even better. But even
if they are not there, it builds a good habit in your life
of speaking about them in a loving and honoring way.
Thank your mate each day for ways that they show love toward
you. Appreciation goes a long way to building good patterns
Touch your mate in gentle, caring, and non-sexual ways each
day. This can increase closeness and build a stronger bond.