Last week I read a great article about the results of studying how happy couples interact with each other versus how couples in unhealthy relationships interact. You can read it in it's entirety here. The article -- and the findings within -- fascinated me; I've always been interested in how people think and why they do the things they do. … [Read more...] about Kindness is key: marriage & parenting
Tomorrow is my 10th wedding anniversary. Ten years might not sound like a lot, really. And it isn't when compared to many of our friends' marriages, even friends our own age. But Ken and I realize the statistics are not in favor of our marriage working: we both come from divorced parents, we're a blended family, and it's not the first marriage … [Read more...] about 10 Years: our anniversary
My parents were married nearly 25 years before they divorced. As is almost always the case, there were many factors at play in their divorce, but I believe the biggest factor is that they'd grown apart. It's normal for people to grow and change over the years, but it takes intentional effort to grow together. Since then – as a woman who has been … [Read more...] about How to Stay Friends with your Husband
Next month, Ken and I will celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. I love him more and more as time goes on. Getting here, however, has been a bumpy ride. We've recently started helping out in a Sunday school class for newly married couples. The leaders of the class are delightful long-married folks, so I think, as the only "older" couple with a … [Read more...] about Marriage and Finding “The One”
Years ago I went through a time in my life when stress and emotional pain made me want to spew hurtful words. With a whole lot of prayer and verse-memorizing, I succeeded in taming my tongue, but now it's time to take my words to a new level: not-hurtful is not good enough. My words tend to be instructional, practical, and sensible -- but not … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Make Your Words Mean More
My husband rocks -- and our wedding anniversary is coming up this week, so I've partnered with one of my favorite affiliates to celebrate!!! Union28 sent me a fabulous new v-neck style of tee for the purposes of an "official" review. They've become known for their "My Husband Rocks" t-shirts, although they also offer other wonderful … [Read more...] about Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway!