Merry Two Days after Christmas, everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful time with family. I hosted two different dinners for 16 people each, with some awesome help from my amazing mother and my amazing aunt, and we made it through and had a lot of fun. I added some family minute-to-win-it games in to both dinners this year, that made it a lot of fun. Maybe I’ll write a post on that next year, because it might come in handy for some of you, too, who have to entertain a variety of ages.

I thought for the last few days of the year I’d let you know what some of the biggest posts of the year were, so that you’d have something to read and so that you could make sure you didn’t miss anything.

So I’m going to start with the top 10 posts on the blog overall this year. Tomorrow we’ll do the top 10 written in 2018, and on Monday we’ll do a pretty funny top 10. So here we go: the top 10 posts of the year:



Top 10 Sex and Marriage Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore

Often we don’t realize when something is off, because we’re new at this whole marriage thing, and most of us don’t share personal and intimate details with our friends. So how can you know if something that worries you is actually a red flag for something quite serious? Here are ten red flags you absolutely should not ignore.


Why Do Teenagers Rebel?

So many parents have this ingrained idea that teenagers rebel. At a certain point, they just turn against you for a while and make bad choices. But it is not inevitable! In this post my daughter Rebecca explains why she didn’t rebel as a teen, and what parents can do to help their kids make good choices even through adolescence.



50 Conversation Starters For Couples

I end up recommending this post a lot. I think many marriage problems could be solved if couples just started talking more–even chatting more. Learning how to share and how to spend fun down time together is so important. So here are 50 fun conversation starters. Pick 2 or 3 and go on a walk together and try them!



Why Doesn’t My Husband Want to Make Love?

God created both men and women with sex drives. We both should yearn to make love physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and men in particular tend to yearn with greater physical urgency. So when a husband has an extremely low libido, it could be the sign of a physical, emotional, or spiritual issue.


An Awesome List of 79 Hobbies To Do With Your Spouse

Married couples need to have some fun together! And one of the best ways to do that is to find hobbies to do as a couple. Shared activities build shared memories and bring you closer as a team. And to get you started with some ideas, I have put together a list for you!


Top 10 Effects of Porn on Your Brain, Your Marriage, and Your Sex Life

Porn has a devastating effect on marriage. That isn’t an opinion, it’s chemistry. Regular consumption of pornography retrains the brain in a number of negative ways that get in the way of satisfying sex and intimacy with your spouse. Here I talk about 10 of those effects on your brain and sex life, and how to recover from them.


20 Two Player Games to Play with Your Husband

Do fun games for two people exist? Absolutely! Best of all–finding a board game for two players can build your marriage. And here at To Love, Honor and Vacuum, we’re all about fun marriages!


50 Most Important Bible Verses to Memorize

Not only is memorizing bible verses an excellent spiritual discipline, it gives you something you can call on for encouragement, peace, and direction, wherever you are. Whether you are looking to expand your collection of memorized verses, or you are looking for a good place to start, I’ve got you covered with this list of my top 50 verses to memorize!


Top 10 Tips for Initiating Sex with Your Husband

Men don’t want to just be placated. They want to be wanted! Here are ten tips to initiate sex with your husband and make him feel like the luckiest man in the world.


10 Ways to Make Sex Feel Great for Your Husband

I talk a lot about the steps you can take to enjoy sex more yourself, but here I take a look at 10 things you can do when you want to kick the pleasure up a notch for your husband!

So there you go! The top 10 posts of the year.

I think all of them were actually from previous years, which is kind of funny. This year I focused on more specific rather than general posts, so they won’t tend to go as big on Pinterest. Tomorrow I’ll let you know which were the biggest ones I actually wrote in 2018 (as well as which ones I’m the most proud of. They don’t necessarily correlate).

And now I’m going back to some board games with some of my kids! Keith is out on the “Christmas bird count”, a volunteer scientific endeavour done by people all over Canada around Christmas, where they document birds for research purposes, or something like that. He’s leading a team just north of our town. David my son-in-law is out with him, while my daughters and Connor (my other son-in-law) are back here hanging out. I get to start some non-Christmas knitting today, too.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! And if you had to go back to work, I hope that it’s still a fun day for you and people treat you in the holiday spirit.

Top 10 Posts of 2018 from a Christian Marriage Blog

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