Protecting Your Marriage

Anger: Definitive vs Distorted

I will apologize for doing something I believe is wrong. It’s a great start however this is problematic if I didn’t see anything wrong with my action but my spouse does. Or vice versa. Has that happened to anyone? We learned a few principles to help sort this out at an anger workshop lead by Dr Gary Chapman. The purpose of anger First thing...

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Planning for Baby Number One
Planning for Baby Number One

“Are we ready for this?” The decision to start a family is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make.  There is excitement and apprehension, not to mention all the comments from family who think it is about time. So how do you get ready for this momentous occasion? Let me suggest a few things to consider before you go off birth control. How...

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Social Media and You
Social Media and You

Facebook has dominated our world! In 2010, it surged to half-a-billion users, became the year’s most popular website, got Oscar buzz for the widely-acclaimed movie, The Social Network, and its founder was declared Time Magazine's  Person of the Year. With social media becoming part of the the mainstream in business, advertising, social causes,...

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12 Days of a Romantic Christmas
12 Days of a Romantic Christmas

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays the children, friends and relatives often get all the attention and the spouses are left out in the cold. Celebrate this Christmas with 12 days of romance. On the first day of Christmas - Buy your mate one box of their favorite cereal and lace it with lots of “prizes.” Throw in some golf tees,...

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Give a Gift to Your Relationship
Give a Gift to Your Relationship

My early morning jog seemed colder than normal. I felt chilled to the bone, so I stayed in the hot shower a bit longer than usual.  I had almost exhausted the hot water supply when I finally turned off the taps. Through the curtains my husband handed me a towel.  As I wrapped the fresh white towel around my shivering shoulders, deep warmth wrapped...

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Holidays Hard On Love?
Holidays Hard On Love?

Did you realize that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time spouses and family members are most ignored? Why? We get so busy doing things for our families that we don't take the time to spend with them. So take a few moments and express your devotion to each other. Are you mutually devoted? Then declare it! There is nothing quite...

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Facebook for Couples: 8 Things to Do Today
Facebook for Couples: 8 Things to Do Today

If you've been married for more than a couple of days you've probably already figured out that communication in marriage is really important.  Being intentional about the way you communicate with your spouse sets a firm foundation for a solid relationship. The same rules apply when it comes to using Facebook once you're married.  Facebook is...

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Courageous
Courageous

I was invited to see Courageous as a preview.  I was looking forward to seeing a movie, because I love going to the theatre.  The showing was scheduled for 10:30 a.m.  At 9:00 we got a phone call that the house we were planning to moving into in less than a week fell through.  We were really excited about that house!  We thought God had miraculously...

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