Menu Planning-What’s for Dinner?

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Menu planning to some might be confining, controlling, or off putting. One of my acquaintances said "I simply don't want to be stuck having something a certain day of the week."  That might be a concern in theory, but in practice I find menu planning to be freeing for our … [Read more...]

Are you complimentary to your spouse?

Everyone likes to receive a sincere and genuine compliment. They strengthen, comfort, and energize a person. Mark Twain said, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” How long can we survive without compliments? How long can a marriage survive without … [Read more...]

Letting Go

This morning the fall air is crisp.  Les is busy working on our washer, which had an unfortunate relationship with a too fussy (fuzzy too) blanket, washed by accident by a young lady in our home.  Two or three emptying later, we're still working on unclogging the filters. … [Read more...]

Remember your marriage day?

Yes, there is always the problem with the dry cake, the late bridesmaid, or the pictures didn’t turn out like you had expected. But that day you and your spouse put aside any differences that you had, and shared dreams and hopes for the future. Isn’t that an act of … [Read more...]

Where Were You the Day AFTER 9/11?

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You know exactly where you were on 9/11. What about the day after? Where were you on September 12, 2001? It matters. Where you were and what you were doing on September 12 speaks volumes to the quality of your relationship with others, including God. Chances are, it … [Read more...]

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways

Why do you love your spouse? Ironically, this question may stump a lot of couples as they move away from their honeymoon stage and settle into a life filled with reality and routine. If you are one of those people who knows they love their spouse, but can’t put together more … [Read more...]

Overcoming Crazy Addictions. . .God’s Way

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Natalie* stared at mirror. "Ugh! I'm so fat. I hate myself," she thought. She stepped on the scale. The numbers flashed 92. At five feet four inches tall, Natalie had all but stopped eating. Her addiction? Control. (Starred names have been changed.) Once her son hopped … [Read more...]