Marriage Archives

Life blows past you and suddenly you’re looking back at the last five months, five years, or five decades wondering what on earth happened to all your time. How much of your precious, irreplaceable time was spent on Facebook or stressing over your latte and politics or reading about how to be a better wife or mother instead of tying heartstrings? Probably too much. What…

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Loving Your Spouse

Reposting in honor of my grandparent’s anniversary: Yesterday, while perusing a popular site about managing the home, I noticed the question of the day: “What about your spouse just drives you crazy?” As of this morning, there were 189 answers.  I got (literally) sick from reading the responses and petty complaints after about 30 or so.  Only one was positive: “It makes me crazy in…

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The Get Dressed Challenge

Some time ago I wrote about the importance of dressing for your man.  While I firmly believe in and try to follow through with that philosophy, I admit that I am writing this in the middle of the day in my PJs. Life gets in the way.  It’s time to push it back out of the way. For a little kick-in-the-pjs motivation, I have joined…

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I am honored–and by honored I mean I seriously don’t deserve this honor–to have been asked by the lovely Amanda Rose of Holy Hen House to be interviewed for her site’s Mentor Monday. If you want a peek into my life, my heart, my past, my future, and maybe a cheesy joke or two, go here.

At the risk of sounding like a hater, I admit that I’m not big on Valentine’s Day the way it is often celebrated in my great big beautiful USA. What’s not to like? Here are the Valentine’s Day biggies that rub me the wrong way: Crowds of “last-minute” men in the 20-items-or-less aisle hoping their tinted carnations and cheap chocolates show enough “love” to appease…

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I’m supposed to be writing about Brussels sprouts. Somehow, I can’t force myself to think about Brussels sprouts right now (although these particular sprouts were unusually delicious). Another school shooting took place last week. I’m sure you heard. I wasn’t going to write about it, because it feels like capitalizing on tragedy. But somehow, I find myself here in the dark writing, a small child…

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Love in Action

Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig Showing love goes far beyond saying “I love you.”  Actions speak much, much, much louder than words. You can show deep love through simple actions—lending a hand, lending an ear, sharing a smile, sharing a sorrow, sharing time, washing feet… To your husband Don’t criticize—replace criticism with…

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