“GPS saved our marriage.” ~ Lee
This is a phrase that I say with a tone of humor, but in reality, directions were a common point of contention early on. I (Lee) do all the driving, unless it is absolutely necessary that Emily drives. This would inevitably result in missed turns, late in pointing out that we need to be in the turn lane, or simple miscommunication about how far away we are from our destination. What we have learned in using GPS has taught us a valuable lesson in our marriage.
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When we joined in marriage, it was all about the future! The life that lay before us, the children that would come, the memories that would be made, and the gray hair and wrinkles that would await us at the end of the journey. Somewhere along the way we realized marriage takes place less on a cruise ship and more often on a battleship!
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Every marriage needs a reset sometimes. Your phone and computer need to be turned off and then back on periodically. This is important for software updates. Just like your electronic devices, your marriage needs updated on occasion. Your body does this every day. It’s called sleep. When was the last time you reset your marriage relationship? This could be a trip, but it could also be reevaluating your schedule in an attempt to give your spouse the time every day they need from you. We can discuss the how next time. For now, here are a few signs that it’s time to reset and reconnect. Continue reading “5 Signs Your Marriage Needs a Reset”
I can safely say, no one explained to us how to share the bed as a married couple. It’s just one of those things that you figure out, I suppose. We’ve all grown up with the idea and most of what we think of is learned from TV. Some of you may flash back to Ricky and Lucy in I Love Lucy, Carl and Harriet Winslow from Family Matters, or Tim and Jill Taylor from Home Improvement. Continue reading “Sharing The Bed”
If your kids are younger, you probably know first hand how hard it is to get a babysitter. The good ones are often booked up and expensive, and no matter the age of your children or even if you do not have kids, sometimes getting dressed up to go out feels like a chore. Our schedules are often so crazy, that a night at home might be just what we need. We have come up with a list of fun bedtime date night ideas that you and your spouse can do after the kids are asleep from the comfort of your living room.
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In every marriage there are valleys and there are mountains. It’s during the valleys, the low times, that we begin to have negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves, our circumstances, and our spouse. This can lead to lies seeping into our minds that take root and follow you, even when you emerge from those low times. If you let them linger, it’ll eat at the very fabric of your relationship. Here are 5 lies to reject when they come to mind.
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Catch-22 is a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.
Too many marriages are stuck in the catch-22 of love.
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Is he even listening to me?
Several years ago, a popular wireless company had a series of television commercials where an employee would walk from place to place saying “Can you hear me now?” to highlight their outstanding coverage. The commercials were cute, but they also highlighted an important point. It can be extremely frustrating when you are talking to someone, and they cannot hear you. This is also true for face to face conversations and especially true in marriage. How many times have you told your spouse something only to have them swear you never mentioned it? Probably quite a few. An occasional occurrence of this can be overlooked, but if it happens often, we need to get to the root cause of the problem…..
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