Preserving Your Marriage
I love old homes. There’s something special about a building that’s stood unmoved for century while everything around it changes. It reminds me a lot of strong marriages.
Old homes have unique character. The walls usually aren’t square, and the floors roll and dip. But what they lack in precise construction, they make up for in charm. They’re like stepping into a time machine. You can imagine generations of families running up and down the staircase or laughing at the dinner table. If the walls could talk, the stories would be endless.
But that rich history would disappear if not for thoughtful caretakers. A home can’t withstand decades of sun, rain, and wind without some attention. Cracks have to be fixed, siding repainted, and the roof kept weather tight. Because if the home deteriorates and is lost, so are the memories connected to the place.
Which brings me to marriage. A strong marriage impacts a family for generations. It’s an identity, a sense of belonging in a world full of strangers. But for a marriage to endure, you need thoughtful caretakers. When cracks appear in the relationship or the paint peels, the answer is not to level it and start over. It’s to give it the loving care it deserves to restore it back to health. Because when a marriage ends in divorce, it’s like an old house with all of its history being torn down. If your relationship is showing signs of wear, apply Paul’s words in Ephesians 4:32 – Kindness, a tender heart, and forgiveness can go a long way to restoring a marriage.
1- You have a headache – Ginger Tea
2- You have bad breath- Black. Tea
3- You have the jitters – Passion Flower Tea
4- You have allergy sniffles – Nettle Tea
5- You have 3pm cravings – Green Tea
6- You’re feeling unintelligent- Ginkgo Tea
7- You want to get to sleep – Valerian Tea
8- You have a sweet tooth – Licorice Tea
9- You have a belly woes- Peppermint Tea
10- You want faster calorie burn – Oolong Tea
Just got this weatherproof & windproof American flag & sturdy stand Garden Flag Stand Kit!
It’s a LARGE display stand: 32 inches tall, 15 inches wide, & made of sturdy, rust-free one-piece wrought iron that is powder-coated.
The fun part is that it secures any flag with a rubber stopper, bottom flag clip, & double 5.25-inch spiked posts for support.
I Loved that it’s WEATHERPROOF: The stand and flag withstood strong winds, rains, and the snow of New England without rusting or tearing.
It wasn’t hard to assemble. I did it myself within like 3 minutes, and if I did it anyone can slip the flag onto the horizontal post and adhere the rubber stopper to keep the flag from twisting or spinning around the stand.
You can secure the bottom end of the flag to the long bracket with the clip to hold it in place, I didn’t. The reason why I didn’t it was because it didn’t look right to me.
What makes the GreenWeR Garden Stand Kit so Special?
REMOVABLE flag: Depicting the red, white, and blue, the unfadeable 12-by-18 inch 150D polyester flag can be easily removed, washed, and replaced with any other same-sized flag, WEATHERPROOF, and a
3 YEAR WARRANTY: If there are any issues, contact us & we will handle them promptly.
1 Metal Stand – 32×15 inches
1 American Flag – 12×18 inches
1 Rubber Stopper
1 Anti-Wind Clip
TIP: Lift the tab of the anti-wind clip UP to open. I was initially squeezing down to open clip.
I got this for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review
You can find it here
Powerbeats 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphone – Black-(Certified Refurbished)
The earphones are sweatproof, but not waterproof and come in white, red, and the black. They have the ear hooks that help keep the headphones securely on your head. These new hooks have some bend to them and you can customize the shape to fit around your ear better. I got the headphones to fit pretty snugly — overall I liked the way they fit, and you can adjust the cord length with the little crimp that’s included.
The headphones come in a few different sizes of silicone ear tips. They aren’t meant to be jammed in your ears like many in-ear models. The headphone also doubles as a headset.
A three-button inline remote and microphone are built into the cord for making hands-free calls. If you have an iOS device such as an iPhone or Ipad, you can skip tracks forward and back and adjust volume. However, if you have a Windows or Android phone, you can only adjust the volume and use the middle button to answer and end calls. (In other words, this is a “Made for iPhone” headphone.)
Unfortunately, the headphone doesn’t automatically shut off when disconnected from your phone’s Bluetooth. I think it should, particularly at this price point.
From a sound standpoint, as I said, despite the inability to get a tight seal, I thought it performed well for a Bluetooth headphone. It plays loudly and has relatively clean, aggressive sound.
The only problem, of course, is that they’re expensive. At $169, you’d like to see an automatic shutoff feature and perhaps full waterproofing rather than just sweatproofing.
They are not durable, broke apart and I had to return in less than 90 days. In the end, I will not be recommending the Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless.