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Coffee and Conversation Link Party #60 – The Ultimate Marriage Reading Challenge

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Oh my goodness, such a small world we live in…even our “virtual” one! This week I’m adding our latest post to the Ultimate Marriage Reading Challenge…and wait till you see what our featured post is ;-)!

As a recap, this is our latest installment on Sheila Wray Gregoire’s Ultimate Marriage Reading Challenge, which we joined up with this year.  Her site, ToLoveHonorandVacuum, offers lots of quality support and encouragement for today’s marriages.

Coffee & Conversation #60 - The Ultimate Reading Challenge


This month the theme is Cultivating New Attitudes. We all know how important attitude is to ‘most anything we do.  And keepin’ it real here, I sometimes have the hardest time quieting those persnickety little voices in my head – you ever have the same trouble?

Anyway, Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage: Because a Great Relationship Doesn’t Happen by Accident is just the ticket to the Biblical exhortation to adjust our attitude and…

be transformed by the renewing of your mind.    Romans 12:2 (NIV)

I’m already a fan of Sheila’s 31 Days to Great Sex, and therefore, knowing where she’s coming from, I am not surprised by any means to see the subject of her new book; I have supreme confidence that what she has to say will bless the socks off any marriage!

Now, if books aren’t your “thing”, don’t use that as an excuse not to read! Sometimes we can find some new information or inspiration from a good article or blog post to give us a new way of looking at things and help improve our ‘tudes…

And of course, we’ve written a little bit about attitudes in your marriage, too.  Check out, for example (each link will open up into a new tab, so click away!):

Praying for Your Husband – Day 20 deals with attitudes

Happily Ever After – Anyone up for a Disney-movie-marriage?

Meaningful Marriage – A good marriage starts in your head…

When Do I Get to Say “I did already?” – …and continues in your heart.

How to Shift the Focus in Your Marriage – Focus sometimes equals obsession…and the root of that one lies in our minds.

Now…on to our features!

9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage – and a Linkup

Our friend Beth from Messy Marriage shared her review of Sheila Wray Gregoire’s latest book: Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage…and obviously our readers loved it! If you’re one of the few that didn’t head over there last week, definitely do it today!


9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage - Messy Marriage


Family is…

Our second feature also included a link party – so there’s even more wonderful content waiting for you when you visit her site.  I really enjoyed Susan Mead’s post on family…mine is so very precious to me… Yours, too?!

Family is... Susan B Mead


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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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8 Responses to Coffee and Conversation Link Party #60 – The Ultimate Marriage Reading Challenge

  1. Deborah Davis September 24, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    It’s always a pleasure to party with you! There are so many cool and useful ideas and recipes to explore! All the best, Deborah

    • Pat September 24, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

      And it’s always a pleasure to have fun friends like you join us 🙂

      Have a terrific weekend…and do stop in again!!

  2. Beth September 23, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    Thanks for the shout out, Pat (and Candy)! I hope the review was a hopeful post because the book has a lot of great things to say about marriage. Thanks also for the linkup, my friends!

    • Pat September 23, 2015 at 9:55 am #

      Our pleasure, Beth…thanks for the review! I think you BOTH have a lot of great things to say about marriage, and relationships in general!

      Glad you stopped by…and “happy fall” 🙂

  3. Karren Haller September 23, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    Hi ladies, your blog is coming along, good transition, it looks great!! I brought a few links to share.

    Congrats on your Linky party, I see you figured out the configuration, thanks for hosting, now I would also like to invite you to stop by and share yours with us!!

    I hope you are enjoying the 1st day of Fall and have a beautiful week! And I Tweeted the post!

    • Pat September 23, 2015 at 9:49 am #

      Hey Karren, your encouragement means a lot to us…thanks for the kind words 🙂

      Headed over to “your place” right now! And yes, I AM enjoying the GORgeous weather here!!! I even put on a flannel shirt this morning. Course, I know that by lunchtime I’ll have to change…but I’m enjoying it just the same…

      Thanks for the social “love”, too!!

  4. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser September 23, 2015 at 1:11 am #

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about “9 Thoughts…” and my copy is en route to me as we speak.

    Thanks for highlighting it. I have a feeling it will change many lives.

    • Pat September 23, 2015 at 9:51 am #

      Andrew, Good to see you again!
      I’d be interested to hear your thoughts when you get it – I’m waiting till AFTER my daughter’s wedding next week to get my copy. Otherwise, it’ll sit around on my desktop making me feel guilty for not getting to it yet! 😉

      Have a great week…and hope it’s as beautiful here as it is in your neck of the woods…

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