Whether or not you agree with the commercialism around Valentine’s Day, who can deny that we could all use more reminders to show our love to our spouse? We all have so much to do and the days and weeks pass so quickly that before we know it, we can’t remember the last time we […]
Recently I read this article “Please Take Mom’s Picture Too” and it really hit home for me: I don’t take a lot of pictures of myself. I have hundreds of photos of my kids, both on my phone and on my computer. My husband has hundreds of photos of our kids, on his phone and […]
Perhaps you’ve heard it said that the number one cause of divorce in America is financial problems. Marriage is hard: it’s not easy for two sinners to become one and finances can sometimes be one of the barriers to unity. A lot of times a husband, wife or both walk down the aisle with some […]
As each year comes to a close, I always enjoy thinking about all we’ve experienced over the past twelve months. This year, like many before it, was full: school and activities for the kids, church, my husband’s new job, his travel schedule for work, family vacations and now the holidays.
It’s always fun to look back […]
As Christmas approaches and 2015 comes to a close, it’s a great time to talk with your spouse and have a 2015 Year-End Review. Most of our days are full until Christmas, but try to spare an hour for a quick coffee or lunch date to discuss these important topics:
Christmas Gifts: Where are we with […]
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! If you haven’t thought about it yet, it’s time to think about Christmas presents. I’ve finished up most of my shopping, but still have a few things to get. As I sat and looked over my list of who to buy presents for, I see that I still […]
There are so many things that you and your spouse do for each other that go unnoticed or unappreciated. How would it change your marriage if you stopped to notice the things that your spouse does for you and your family? How would it encourage your spouse if you thanked him/her for all of those […]
Sometimes with all that we have going on in our busy lives, we often don’t take the time to add romance to our marriage. Sadly, it becomes less natural over time as the years pass by and demands from home and work increase.
I think that sometimes we tell ourselves that romance is too much work, […]
Before we started our family, we had a few sets of friends start to have children. We watched with excitement and anticipation as they brought their babies home and began to settle in to family life.
One thing we observed that having a baby brought out in our friends was comparison and competition in their marriages: […]
Marriage is no doubt a journey, with changes in terrain (highs and lows) and different seasons (being a family of two, raising kids, having an empty nest and everywhere in between). Whether you’re newly married or have been married for many years, we need community to support us as we travel along the journey of […]