Is an Attitude Adjustment Needed?

Which one of us doesn’t need an attitude adjustment in SOME area on our outlook on life—especially when it comes to our marriage? It’s easy to forget what we are supposed to do and do things our own way instead. And that complicates matters, no doubt! Let’s face it, we all Read More…

Ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? Is this too early for you; or are you one who gets ready for Christmas earlier, rather than later? No matter what the timing, we hope you try to cut down on the stress of preparing. That’s NOT what Christmas is all about. Decorating, preparing Read More…

Spouse Appreciation and Depreciation

They say that once you drive a new car off the car dealership lot, it immediately starts to depreciate in value. Somehow, that doesn’t seem right. And what’s worse is that this same principle applies to the “depreciating value” of a spouse after the wedding day extravaganza is all over. After Read More…

Too Busy to be Kind?

“If you’re too busy to be kind, you’re too busy.” It’s a simple statement, profound in its truth. And even though the one Christmas song says, “Tis the season to be jolly…” If you look into the eyes of many around you, there isn’t a whole lot of “jolly” going Read More…

Lazy Marriage: You Are What You Do

Are you living in a lazy marriage? A while back we received a marriage tip from relationship expert Mort Fertel that got us thinking on this issue. Here’s what he wrote: “Have you ever heard the phrase ‘You are what you eat?’ This catchy slogan from the fitness industry reminds Read More…

Ways to Approach Your Spouse to “Talk”

Kevin Leman often says that the five scariest words for a husband to hear his wife say are, “Honey, we need to talk.” And they can be, for sure! In addition, many wives feel the same way about these words. The thought about “the talk” can bring up all kinds Read More…

Marital Junk Mail: Stinking Thinking

Are you getting a lot of junk mail lately? We sure are. We’re being sent invitations to “vacation opportunities” and so much more. I’m so tired of throwing out glossy advertisements, and catalogues. But throwing it all out is better than letting it pile up all over the place. They Read More…

The Spouse with the Hammering Attitude

Have you ever picked up an attitude and used it in a way that has pounded away at your spouse, almost like swinging a hammer? And when you’re hammering away you don’t even care about the ways in which you hurt your spouse and others who witness it all. It’s Read More…

Understanding Your Husband After a Move

Bill and I have always had a “moving marriage!” We moved 14 times during the prime of his career in the hotel/restaurant business. Going through the transition of a move and adjustment of relocating was always a roller coaster ride for me emotionally. I write about my experiences and what Read More…

Looking Through Manure Colored Glasses

A few weeks ago, I mentioned a term that I’d like to highlight a bit further (because it keeps coming up in conversations). It’s the term of looking at your spouse through “manure-colored glasses.” What that means is that when you are viewing your spouse with a negative outlook, it Read More…