Firefighter Marriage

Fast-paced, unpredictable, passionate, one-of-a-kind, committed, engaging, challenging, priceless…These are a just a few of the words that describe Firefighter Marriages. A couple can be on fire one minute, and cold as ice the next. How do you keep the flame burning hot? Communication, missed holidays, schedules, and balance can be hard…But your love can be stronger. Find support, connections, resources, and laughter here to help your marriage be Fire Strong!

Communication

Dating Your Spouse

Fire Up Your Love Life

Fire Up Your Love Life

Fire Up Your Love Life

I am so excited to announce a new feature on FirefighterWife.com entitled "Fire Up Your Love Life" as we welcome a new partner, Heather Isaacs.  Heather is one of our administrators in the Private Wives Group and one of my biggest personal cheerleaders when life gets...

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Infidelity

A Firefighter Marriage Story – Surviving Infidelity

A Firefighter Marriage Story – Surviving Infidelity

Meet Christy and Chad.  Married 19 years.  Known each other most of their lives and dated 5 years before getting married.   Here is their inspiring story of making marriage amazing. How did you meet? We met when we were 13 or 14 at our local skating rink, I actually...

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Marriage Success

A Firefighter Marriage Story – Surviving Infidelity

A Firefighter Marriage Story – Surviving Infidelity

Meet Christy and Chad.  Married 19 years.  Known each other most of their lives and dated 5 years before getting married.   Here is their inspiring story of making marriage amazing. How did you meet? We met when we were 13 or 14 at our local skating rink, I actually...

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Intimacy

A Firefighter Marriage Story – Surviving Infidelity

A Firefighter Marriage Story – Surviving Infidelity

Meet Christy and Chad.  Married 19 years.  Known each other most of their lives and dated 5 years before getting married.   Here is their inspiring story of making marriage amazing. How did you meet? We met when we were 13 or 14 at our local skating rink, I actually...

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Fight Fair

ScreamFree Marriage – Chapter 9

You made it!!!  It's the last chapter of a book that seemed like a pretty quick read thanks to some of the humorous writing. So we dive out of the bedroom and into the deep love stuff for the last chapter.  Page 222 (in the hardcover) or the very beginning of Chapter...

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ScreamFree Marriage – Chapter 8

I have to confess I have fallen short on the ScreamFree reading this week and so has Michele.¬† I think back-to-school season is taking us hostage.¬† But not for long!¬†¬† If you all are still trying to catch up, we can extend one more week if needed ūüôā We are on...

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ScreamFree Marriage – Chapter 4

Now we enter Part 2 of the book and get into the meat of some specific issues Hal calls "The Fires of Marital Commitment".  This chapter focuses on time.....I loved the "ball and chain" t-shirt.  So crazy that he saw 2 guys wearing it in the same airport! To be...

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ScreamFree Marriage – Chapter 3

(This week's blog post from our ScreamFree facilitator Michele Yarbrough!) My husband Dave and I have been married almost 22 years. We have three children. Jacob; 18, Jared;15, and Jenna; 10. I can honestly say that emotional reactivity has always been a big issue for...

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Scream Free Marriage: Chapter 1

Let me start by saying that my husband and I do NOT have this all figured out.  Are we waaaaaaaaaay better than we used to be?  Absolutely.  But we still have some pretty crappy moments in our marriage.   So I'm super excited to dive into this book which is new and...

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Marriage Wisdom

Things You Wish You Knew When You Were a New Fire Wife

Things You Wish You Knew When You Were a New Fire Wife

Shift Night Chatter:  Things You Wish You Knew As A New Fire wife There are so many things I can think back on and wish I knew when I was a brand new fire wife. This was the inspiration for this week's Shift Night Chatter and it struck a chord as we had nearly 500...

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A Firefighter Marriage Story – Surviving Infidelity

A Firefighter Marriage Story – Surviving Infidelity

Meet Christy and Chad.  Married 19 years.  Known each other most of their lives and dated 5 years before getting married.   Here is their inspiring story of making marriage amazing. How did you meet? We met when we were 13 or 14 at our local skating rink, I actually...

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Pornography

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Quality Time

Marriage Support

A Firefighter Marriage Story – Surviving Infidelity

A Firefighter Marriage Story – Surviving Infidelity

Meet Christy and Chad.  Married 19 years.  Known each other most of their lives and dated 5 years before getting married.   Here is their inspiring story of making marriage amazing. How did you meet? We met when we were 13 or 14 at our local skating rink, I actually...

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ScreamFree Marriage – Chapter 9

You made it!!!  It's the last chapter of a book that seemed like a pretty quick read thanks to some of the humorous writing. So we dive out of the bedroom and into the deep love stuff for the last chapter.  Page 222 (in the hardcover) or the very beginning of Chapter...

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ScreamFree Marriage – Chapter 8

I have to confess I have fallen short on the ScreamFree reading this week and so has Michele.¬† I think back-to-school season is taking us hostage.¬† But not for long!¬†¬† If you all are still trying to catch up, we can extend one more week if needed ūüôā We are on...

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ScreamFree Marriage – Chapter 4

Now we enter Part 2 of the book and get into the meat of some specific issues Hal calls "The Fires of Marital Commitment".  This chapter focuses on time.....I loved the "ball and chain" t-shirt.  So crazy that he saw 2 guys wearing it in the same airport! To be...

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ScreamFree Marriage – Chapter 3

(This week's blog post from our ScreamFree facilitator Michele Yarbrough!) My husband Dave and I have been married almost 22 years. We have three children. Jacob; 18, Jared;15, and Jenna; 10. I can honestly say that emotional reactivity has always been a big issue for...

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The Love Dare

The Love Dare – Day #40

The Love Dare – Day #40

Day 40 (You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here:  https://firefighterwife.com/fireproof-your-marriage/) Love Is a Covenant  Where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge.  Your people shall be my people, and your God, my...

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The Love Dare –  Day #39

The Love Dare – Day #39

Day 39 (You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: ¬†https://firefighterwife.com/fireproof-your-marriage/) Love Endures ¬†Love never fails. ‚Äď 1 Corinthians 13:8 Excerpt from The Love Dare Book: "If love is really love, it doesn‚Äôt waffle when...

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The Love Dare – Day #38

The Love Dare – Day #38

Day 38 (You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: ¬†https://firefighterwife.com/fireproof-your-marriage/) Love Fulfills Dreams ¬†Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.¬†¬†‚Äď Psalm 37:4 Excerpt from The Love...

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The Love Dare – Day #37

The Love Dare – Day #37

Day 37 (You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: ¬†https://firefighterwife.com/fireproof-your-marriage/) Love Agrees in Prayer If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father.¬†¬†‚Äď Matthew...

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The Love Dare – Day #36

The Love Dare – Day #36

Day 36 (You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: ¬†https://firefighterwife.com/fireproof-your-marriage/) Love is God‚Äôs Word ¬†Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.¬†¬†‚Äď Psalm 119:105 Excerpt from The Love Dare Book: "God has...

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The Love Dare – Day #35

The Love Dare – Day #35

Day 35 (You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: ¬†https://firefighterwife.com/fireproof-your-marriage/) Love is Accountable ¬†Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.¬†¬†‚Äď Proverbs 15:22 Excerpt from The Love Dare...

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The Love Dare – Day #34

The Love Dare – Day #34

Day 34 (You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: ¬†https://firefighterwife.com/fireproof-your-marriage/) Love Celebrates Godliness ¬†[Love] does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth.¬†‚Äď 1 Corinthians 13:6 Excerpt from...

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The Respect Dare

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