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Apr 19, 2018

ILMS 55 - Written in Iron Ink: Tending Marriage

Leah Heffner from and Life Around the Coffee Cup


The ripple effect

God of the Overflowing Cup (Psalm 23)

Resting on the foundation when it’s hard


Building up one another’s marriage

Friendships that build marriage with accountability

Praying together for our marriages

Leaning in and waiting when it’s hard


Who are your people?


There isn’t a template.


Broadening the verses we study for marriage


Practical ideas for tending marriage:

Assume the best in one another

Take 20 minutes if you need 20 minutes to respond kindly

Learn how the other is wired - love languages, strengths finder

Take T-I-M-E

Kindnesses in the different seasons

Studying our spouse

Asking good questions, learn what your spouse likes to talk about

Look for your spouses cues



For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn -

For Men Only by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn -

The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner -

Visionary Marriage by Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow

31 Ways to Love Your Wife/31 Ways to Love Your Husband series print copy from

31 Ways to Love Your Wife for kindle on amazon -

31 Ways to Love Your Husband for kindle on amazon -



John Gottman and the 5 to 1 ratio:



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