As preparations for the upcoming holiday season begins it's easy to allow things to get out of hand. Take the stress out of holiday shopping and preparations and find time to relax with a date night or two. This month's marriage challenge is to locate your public ice rink and go ice skating with your... Continue Reading →
Before falling asleep, express appreciation for your spouse or for something your spouse did or said.
Prayer should not be considered the last resort to save a marriage. It is a way to fortify your marriage against mistrust, temptations, and other challenges. Read my article 9 Ways to Protect Your Marriage.
This uplifting article by JP Robinson encourages parents to be "a vortex of faith and courage." Releasing TODAY is JP's historical thriller: In the Shadow of Your Wings. It is in this novel that the character Thomas's profligate son, Malcolm, denies everything his father has taught him which causes Thomas to make some tough decisions.... Continue Reading →
At this time of year, it is not unusual to reflect on the occurrences of the past 10 months. Since this blog is focused on marriage, family, and parenting I'd like to ask: What are you thankful for in your marriage? What makes family gatherings so special? What memories do you plan on making with... Continue Reading →
Don't let your marriage take a backseat while you raise your kids. You'll end up with an empty nest and hollow marriage.
Show interest in your spouse's hobbies. You can listen while they talk about their adventures/challenges, purchase something you know they need for their hobby, or become involved with the hobby every now and then. Have a great week!
Make goals and set clear objectives in place that will allow you to accomplishing those goals. Goals are long-term achievements so work on making them happen together. Have a fabulous week!
It's just about halfway through the month already! How time flies! This month's marriage challenge is to: Give your spouse a long, slow, and thorough massage complete with candles and relaxing music. Stress can make us feel tense. Help your spouse relieve some of the stress by giving them a massage. Have a relaxing weekend!😁
Ever feel like your spouse just doesn't pay attention or remember a thing you said? What's the solution to preventing repeat conversations? 1. Put the phones and devices on silent or learn to totally ignore them until your conversation is over. 2. Make eye contact and focus on what the speaker is saying. (Asking questions... Continue Reading →
It's so easy to zero in on what your spouse is NOT doing in your marriage. Instead, take a look at what they ARE doing even if it is something small. Think positively this week!