“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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Here is your marriage public service announcement for the day: Have some fun! That’s right, fun. When was the last time you laughed together? When was the last time you can honestly say you had fun? Let’s set aside the idea of you two rolling in the sheets for just a moment and focus on good clean fun. If you haven’t laughed and enjoyed yourselves lately, make plans to do so. Here are a few tips. Continue reading “Where Did the Fun Go?”
THE TONE WE USE
Did your mother ever say, “Don’t you use that tone with me?” I was reprimanded many more times for my tone than I ever was about what I actually said as a child. As adults, many of us still often forget that our tone matters. On paper, what we say can be defended as innocent, but we all know there is more to it!
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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”
How many times have you and your spouse begun arguing only to realize you were both right? Probably not many times, but I am sure it’s happened. That would reveal a communication issue about the reason you are arguing.
How many times have you found something your spouse did wrong?
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There are so many things we are supposed to be in our marriage. A lover, a protector, a shoulder to cry on, a provider, and maybe a creator of fun from time to time are just a few, but there is one word that describes how the need for a spouse came to be in the first place.
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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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