Married Moms

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…

A Formula for Intimacy

“We’re going to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people kissing passionately for five seconds at the same time,” said MomLife Today’s creator Tracey Eyster to…

A Valentine’s Day Kissing Challenge

Today, I’m cozied up by the fire writing about what kind of kissing teen girls should reserve for marriage and why. It reminded me of A Kissing Challenge I offered…

I Can Be a Picky Wife

It happened again. I was simply sitting with a cup of tea as I began to think about my husband. I wish he’d appreciate me just a little bit, I said…

A Little Marital Weed-Killing

Huh. Easier said than done. This year, the kids are out there “helping” me, which can occasionally mean two steps forward and one step back, but at least that means two…

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…

Inexpensive Valentine Ideas for Wives

Ah, it’s that time of year again. Love — or something that smells of perfume, chocolate, and money exchanging hands — is in the atmosphere. So, what to do, especially if…

Our Summer Highlight: A Big Anniversary

This summer we celebrated 40 years of marriage. Our anniversary is actually August 23, but this year we declared the whole summer a celebration. In the past, John and I have…

Father’s Day — What is the Greatest Gift You can Give?

The other day my husband and I heard some news that made our hearts sink. A friend announced he was getting a divorce, though it wasn’t his choice. Although I…

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…

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