Communication in Marriage

Help! I Married an Introvert: Tips for Engaging the Strong, (more) Silent Type

Yup. My husband is an Introvert—capital “I”. Let me be clear: The guy loves people! His job is, for the most part, taking care of them. But this also means…

Peaceable Living

During those early years as a mother of four, I found that just managing the daily parenting and basic household routines required discipline and strength that went beyond my natural…

“Honey, I Have a Nail In My Head!”

You know how a good talk with a girlfriend is like a bottle of Prozac on a sunny day when all you have to do is make it to your…

It Really Isn’t About the Nail

The video above has been viewed nearly three million times on YouTube in just a few short weeks. I think the reason is that everyone can see themselves in it….

Chillin’ with My Husband: Time for a Plan

It was time: My husband and I took a night away just before the new year. We needed to pray, to plan, to think—both alone and together. We needed to…

30 Conversation Starters for Couples

Yesterday I had a friend tell me she sometimes runs out of things to talk about to her man. That got me to thinking, wouldn’t it be nice if someone made…

Tooth Brush Charades

My husband and I got married this past December so… technically we are still newlyweds. It’s an interesting thing being a newlywed in your  30s. It’s an even more interesting…

Marriage — a Labor of Love!

I attended five weddings this past year, all lovely and teary! As I listened to the couple exchange vows, I nodded in agreement. On May 22,1971, my husband and I stood…

Date Night … with Teens

1 Date + 8 Teens = 0 Romance Okay, so maybe it wasn’t the smartest equation I have ever calculated. But my heart was in the right place! Hubby and…

The Man Cave

“Man Cave” — This is the sign in our son-in-law’s special room, designed by his wife. I smiled and took a peek inside. Pictures. Paintings. Sports memorabilia. Childhood relics. You get…

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