Communication in Marriage

5 Reasons Why, Man Style

Okay, ladies, Sunday is Father’s Day, and I am hijacking MomLife Today for a very important message. No, I am not a woman or a blogger, but some of you…

A Fun Way to Connect with Your Husband

Recently my husband and I had a few days away. Before we went, we decided we wanted to read one book and take time to discuss it. Over the years…

Suitcase Idiosyncrasies

I have heard a fascinating statistic that is encouraging to me: “The majority of conflicts couples deal with, approximately 69 percent, are irresolvable and will be with a couple in one…

My Marriage: Cross-Cultural Studies

When I was 16, I spent six weeks in Venezuela with some missionaries and some nationals. It left a significant impact on me, and I get why my parents believe that…

My Husband, My BFF

Recently, I took a poll among a few girlfriends about what makes a good friend. The various responses included unconditional love and acceptance, mutual respect, being a confidant, a willingness…

Budget-Fudging, and Other Small Crimes

I don’t know what you and your husband have set up financially, but I have a budget. After an ongoing discussion, I have an amount of money each month that…

“Dancing With the Stars” … Not Exactly

For Christmas this past year, our six adult children gave my husband and me dance lessons.  Amazingly to us, one of them remembered us (it was probably me) saying several years ago…

The Loss of Civility in Marriage

I remember a conversation I had with my mother when I was just a little girl. A couple my parents’ age had apparently had a very difficult marriage. Mother’s comment…

12 Minutes

The other day I heard that the average married couple spends 12 minutes a day talking to each other. Get out!  Twelve minutes? The average woman spends more time than that fixing…

Like a Beautiful Old Building

Last weekend my husband and I went away to do some planning for the year. As empty nesters it seemed odd to leave our now quiet home to go find…

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