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About Sarah Markley

Sarah Markley speaks regularly for conferences, MOPs meetings and church groups. She also writes for (in)courage and A Deeper Story. Sarah has two daughters, a husband, a dog, and a cat, and lives in Southern California. You can find her on her blog, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

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7 simple ways to make the most important people in your life feel important

It’s easy to get crazy and frenzied during the holiday season. And it’s easy to sacrifice the most important people in our lives on the altar of Christmas shopping, holiday parties, and All The Things to do.

This began as a short article on some easy and unique ways to make our spouses feel important this Christmas even in the midst of the season, but I believe it can be applied to anyone in our families or close circles.

Take a few days this week and try out a couple of these. I know it will make a big difference in the lives of your most important people, and you as well.

1. Take a week and write a letter every day

Taking some time and really focusing on the things that you love about your spouse or family member, and then telling them, goes a long way. If it’s your spouse or teenager, tell them the things you like about them, how you “see” who they are. If it’s a young child, draw them a picture and tell them how much you enjoy their presence.
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The simplicity {and significance} of saying I love you

I think we underestimate the power our words have. Over and over again in songs and in blog posts and in People Magazine articles about celebs who call it quits, we see the phrase, “They were only words.” Only words. In everything there is a small shred of reality and even in this, there is (read more…)

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The most important thing in seventeen years

“I could use a little HELP in here!” I raised my voice to a pitch that would reach from the girls’ back bedroom all the way out to the garage. It’s not an easy bedtime, the Sunday night before the last week of school and on a particularly busy weekend. It goes beyond one-more-glass-of-water and (read more…)

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