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How Can You Improve Your Batting Average in Marriage

July 8, 2014

Every baseball player wants to hit a home run. They want to know that feeling of seeing the ball go over the fence. The same is true in marriage.  We … Read more How Can You Improve Your Batting Average in Marriage

Difficult People – Engage Them Without Being Absorbed by Them.

July 3, 2014

There are people in this world who are just difficult people.  Maybe they… Love to stir up gossip. Get others to do their work. Are argumentative or negative. Repeat the same … Read more Difficult People – Engage Them Without Being Absorbed by Them.

Different Styles in Movies and Marriage

July 1, 2014

My spouse and I differ in a lot of ways, but there’s one very big difference between us.  It’s not related to money, or sex, or kids, or in-laws.  It’s … Read more Different Styles in Movies and Marriage

A Before the Foxhole Prayer

June 26, 2014

A “foxhole prayer” is a prayer you pray when things are difficult and pressing.  A test you’ve not studied for.  The fear of an unwanted pregnancy.  A sudden job loss.  A terminal diagnosis.  Such things … Read more A Before the Foxhole Prayer

Try Making the First Move in Marriage

June 24, 2014

Ever notice the difference between the dating couples from the married couples in a restaurant? The dating couples are animated.  They’re looking at each other, leaning into the conversation, laughing, asking questions, and … Read more Try Making the First Move in Marriage

Why Am I Here?

June 19, 2014

“Why am I here?”  I find myself asking this question a lot.  Sometimes, it’s just because I’ve walked into a room and have forgotten what I was there for.  But … Read more Why Am I Here?

Is Your Marriage Magical or Mechanical?

June 17, 2014

Remember when your marriage was young?  Remember the fun, the anticipation, the magic?  Does your marriage still feel magical or has it become more mechanical?  If your marriage seems more mechanical than … Read more Is Your Marriage Magical or Mechanical?

This Isn’t the Spouse I Wanted!

June 10, 2014

“What happened to the person I married?”  “Where did that person go?”  “I want that person back.”  This is not the person I thought I was marrying.”  “This isn’t the … Read more This Isn’t the Spouse I Wanted!

Do You Look For Affirmation in Public Opinion or Personal Conviction?

June 5, 2014

We never really outgrow the desire to be liked by others.  We can be a grown adult with children and grandchildren, and still be concerned about whether people like us. We don’t approach people and … Read more Do You Look For Affirmation in Public Opinion or Personal Conviction?

Figuring Out What to Keep and What to Tweak

June 3, 2014

In the last post, we talked about what it means to have a “normal marriage.”  Here’s a quick recap: Everyone’s marriage is “normal”…for them. There are parts of “normal” that work and should … Read more Figuring Out What to Keep and What to Tweak