Marquis Clarke

Hi, I’m Marquis – I love God with all my heart and I am married to the best husband in the world, Kevin Clarke (I might be biased). You can normally find me with a Diet Coke in one hand and my iPhone in the other. I work in Children’s Ministry by day and volunteer with College Ministry by night. I believe that life is breath-takingly beautiful. For a daily dose of me – visit Simply Clarke.

What Matters Most In Marriage

Lately, I have been finding myself wanting to freeze little moments in time and remember them forever. I think its easy to remember the “big moments” in your life – your first kiss with your spouse, your wedding, your first house, etc. All of these are amazingly great memories for me, but in the midst of life lately, I find myself wanting to cherish the little things/feelings. I want to remember the way I feel when my husband looks at me with so much love in his eyes. I want to remember the way I feel when I’m so mad and on the verge of yelling then he makes me smile so big and I forget what I was even saying. I want to remember

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10 Ways To Bless Others During Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of year, and it happens to be one of the best times to bless others. I love Christmas. From, decorations to the tree, to shopping, to giving gifts, to getting gifts, to seeing family, to just an amazing “jolly” time. I feel like December is always filled with great memories and precious time spent in laughter filled with love. I think it is partly because I try to spend as much time as possible with the people I love. However, this year I feel like God has really been teaching me what love means. Because of this, I want my husband and I to really take time to bless others this year outside of our friends and family. We are

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10 Inspirational Marriage Quotes

I was browsing Pinterest recently and just started reading all kinds of marriage quotes. Some were funny, some were thought-provoking, some were unrealistic and some really hit home. Growing up, I use to love reading different quotes. I was a “book” person; I absolutely loved the library and enjoyed reading different authors and discovering different writing styles. As I have gotten older, I do not read as much as I use to, but I still have that spark in me that is drawn to writing and reading others thoughts. This was really sparked the other night and I just wanted to share with you a few that really spoke to me. I hope you enjoy and find laughs, thoughts and well, love in them. 10

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25 Verses To Pray Over Your Husband

I believe that prayer is a vital part of a successful marriage, because you are inviting Christ into your marriage to shape each of you as He desires. It is not up to you to change and shape your husband, it is up to Christ, after all He knows so much better than we do. I believe you can bring good to your husband through prayer, prayer for his integrity, his strengths, his weaknesses, his walk, his work – for every aspect of His life. If you aren’t praying for these things for your husband, who is? I want to be a prayer warrior for my husband and my family. My hearts desire is that my husband would feel covered in prayer with intentionality and meaning

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Striving To Love Without Conditions

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. -1 Peter 4:8 This verse in 1 Peter has been extremely vital in my relationship with my Husband and for our marriage. On the outside, it seems simple – “love each other deeply”, but put into practice is not always the easiest. What does it look to love each other deeply? I think it looks like Christ. I think it signifies an unconditional, sacrificial love. Wow, that is something to aspire to in marriage. I think this really correlates from grace in that if you unconditionally love your spouse, it will be easier to extend grace because you are not basing your love on “works.” In Romans, it says concerning Israel,

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A Heart For Marriage – A 7 Day Study

Although I am already married and assume most of you are as well, I think that it is still extremely important to dive into what the Bible says about marriage. Just because you are married, doesn’t mean you should stop studying or learning about God’s design for marriage. Because of this, I have decided to give myself a “refresher” this week and invite you to join me in studying each day to learn God’s Heart For Marriage. Day 1: Genesis 2:5-25 What better way to start than at the beginning – the creation of man and woman. One of the things that always stuck out most to me was how God truly provided for Adam. He saw that man was not good alone, and created

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