Best of Top 10 Tuesdays - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 2014The Christmas holidays are upon us, and soon 2015 will be here!

And so, as I wind down for the year, I’ve been thinking back on all of the things that I’ve written over the last 12 months. One of the features I started was Top 10 Tuesdays, where I brainstorm and share lists of things for you. Sometimes it’s not always 10s, but I still like the idea!

And these have been some of my most popular posts. So today, as I’ll be going offline for a few days to relax with my family, I thought I’d leave you with the top 10 Top 10 Tuesday posts, and give you some things to read in case you missed any.

And now can you give me a Christmas present? If you like any of these posts, just share them on Facebook or Pinterest for me! Thank you!

And if you’ve been wanting to introduce my blog to a friend, THIS is a great post to share, because she can read 10 of the best things I’ve written this year.

I checked Google Analytics and looked at what posts had been viewed the most. And here they are:

The Top 10 “Top 10 Tuesday” Posts of 2014

Effects of Porn 300x296 - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 20141. Top 10 Effects of Porn on Your Marriage and Your Sex Life

Honestly, this is likely one of the most important posts I’ve ever written. So many people think porn is harmless, and it’s not. I share what porn really does to you–and I encourage people to quit.

This is my #1 post for people landing on my site out of nowhere, so I have so many people searching for info on how to quit porn and why to quit porn, and I’m so glad they land here instead of somewhere sketchy.

And remember: If you sign up with Covenant Eyes before midnight on December 31, you’ll get 2 months of protection online free! It’s accountability and filtering (if you choose to use the filtering). Protect your kids, and keep temptation at bay for the adults in the house, too.

You’ll get the two months automatically if you follow this link, but you can also use the code TLHV if you’re logging on later! Or tell other people about the TLHV promo code–it’s only available until New Year’s Eve at midnight!

Covenant Eyes - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 2014

Initiate Sex 248x300 - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 20142. Top 10 Tips to Initiate Sex

Let’s have some fun!

Initiating sex doesn’t have to be hard and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time. It’s just about attitude. And it’s important in a marriage.

I talk about what to do and what not to do–and how it doesn’t have to be intimidating.

So check it out–and put it into practice!


Discipline without Spanking 300x276 - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 20143. Top 10 Ways to Discipline without Spanking

Here’s a parenting post that made the list. I actually really like this post, too.

So often when we think about disciplining our kids spanking is the first thing that comes to mind, and time outs is the second. Neither is usually the most effective way of dealing with our kids, so here are some other ideas that teach kids well.


Its My Birthday 300x289 - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 20144. Top 10 Ways to Make Your Birthday Meaningful

If it’s your birthday, don’t wait for someone else to do something for you! Do something for yourself.

Here’s how I made my birthday meaningful, by spending the day thinking and praying through goals and making sure this year would count.

Some of the ideas are fun and some are more purposeful, but the message is the same: it’s an important day for you. So if you’re brainstorming things to do for your birthday, here are some thoughts to make sure YOU’RE the one to make it meaningful, rather than being disappointed in others.

Kissing in Marriage 300x210 - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 20145. Top 10 Kisses Every Marriage Needs

It’s a fun one! Let’s never stop kissing in marriage.

See how many of these kisses you enjoy…


Things I Wish I Knew Before We Got Married 300x204 - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 20146. Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married

I love this post!

I asked up on Facebook what my fans wish they had known before thy walked down the aisle, and then turned it into a post! The answers weren’t all what I expected (financial issues was #1, not sex!)

See what you think–and then pass it along to engaged couples you know.

10 Cheap and Easy Date Night Ideas 300x245 - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 20147. Top 10 Cheap Date Night Ideas for Parents of Young Kids

Such a fun post!

If you want romance in your marriage, little kids can pose a problem. But they don’t have to!

Here are 10 fun date night ideas–5 going out dates, and 5 staying in dates–that parents of young kids can do on a dime.

4 Kinds of Talk 300x239 - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 20148. 4 Kinds of Talk Every Marriage Needs

Here’s my first post to make the list that ISN’T a 10! It’s only a 4.

But the four are important.

Every marriage needs these 4 kinds of conversations–some more intimate, some more fun, and some more laid back. Take a look and make sure you’re covering the bases.

One Thing to Improve Marriage 300x224 - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 20149. ONE Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Marriage

I had a reader write and say, “I can’t do 10 things. What’s ONE?” And here’s my answer.

It applies to almost all marriage problems. It’s easy. It takes no time. It costs no money.

And yet we rarely do it. Check it out…


Marrying Young 300x198 - Best of Top 10 Tuesdays from 201410. Top 10 Reasons for Marrying Young

One of my favourite posts! And so true.

You may be hearing more about this subject from me in the next month or two…

So there you go! Some reading material over the Christmas break. I hope you’ve enjoyed this Top 10 feature. It has been one of my most popular, and I have a whole lot of others planned out for the new year.

As always, if you have ideas of posts you’d like to see, leave them in the comments.

And thank you in advance for sharing these!

Merry Christmas!

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