That favorite piece of advice from bridal showers and gentle, older marrieds is wrong. Husband and I regularly let the sun go down on our anger, and we’re stronger than ever. … More It’s Okay to Go to Bed Angry
With Baby C protruding like a volleyball right now, flowers, exercise and a tasty home-cooked meal sounded like a perfectly sexy Valentine’s Day to me. Except it didn’t turn out perfectly. … More Make time, Valentine
Good, constant, consistent communication takes practice. Lots of practice. Enter the family wall calendar. … More Put it on the calendar, or it’s not happening
With a new year beginning, it’s time to get back into writing. I’ve been absent for a few months for a few reasons: 1. Husband and I have been traveling a lot. In the last quarter of 2016, I went to Richmond, VA for a conference while he went to southern Georgia once a month … More The Edge of ’17
“This is day 1. By the time you reach day 321, or 650, or 18,262 (that’s 50 years!) you’ll experience days that try your patience, your integrity, and your commitment to each other.
“But if you keep God at the center of your lives and prepare your hearts and minds to work through the lows, you’ll have more beautiful days than not.” … More Having More Beautiful Days
We’re going to a wedding this weekend for two friends who began dating right before our wedding two years ago. At a party last weekend, I asked the groom-to-be how he feels about getting married. “I’m ready,” he confidently said. “It feels weird, though, as if we should have gotten married earlier,” he continued. “I … More The right path to marriage
A last-minute surprise combined with a last-minute fib makes my husband and I wonder: Can we surprise each other without being dishonest? … More Can we do surprises in this marriage?
Husband and I have been having conversations lately about what we watch, what we listen to, and what we see online. … More You are what you let yourself see
How often do you sit down for a meal with your spouse?
No phones, no TV, no other distractions. Just you two and some food. … More Why we eat together
Do you and your spouse check in with each other about your marriage? While driving home from work one day last week, my husband called to check in and chat. Normally I hate when he does this, and I don’t pick up my phone. I do not want to report on my progress home as … More Leave a message after the beep