Unity … Not Uniformity
Being married means that you have come together and are united in love. That doesn’t mean you have to like all of the same things or do everything the same way. By profession [...]
How do I listen? Let me count the ways.
• Put away my cell phone • Turn and face my spouse • Don’t interrupt • Listen with a loving heart • Tune out negative thoughts I love you, and I want to hear what [...]
To Love is a Decision
When our son got married, I wanted to share words of wisdom with him about the hard work it takes to build a strong marriage. As I pondered what to tell him, I [...]
A Different Christmas
Christmas is about family to me. Our families have always found a way to be together at Christmastime. This Christmas will be different. This will be the first Christmas without my husband's mom. [...]
Creating Joy during COVID-19
We had been looking forward to 2020. The whole family was going to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary! The festivities were planned in advance so our busy families and all of our grandchildren [...]
One Man’s Junk
When I heard someone say, “God does not make junk,” on our Marriage Encounter Experience, I was stunned. I’d never heard that before, but I knew it must be true.