I walked into our living room to see my daughter reading on the floor in a puddle of pee. It was our third day of potty training and her fifth pair of underwear that day. As I ran her to … Continue reading
Several years ago, I was having dinner with a friend who recounted the tale of a wedding ceremony he had attended. The couple had written their own vows, which included the line “for as long as our love shall last.” My friend was shocked—sure, about 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, but most marriages don’t begin with that end in mind. And yet here we are.
If we want healthy and happy marriages, we can’t approach the altar with such a negative attitude. We need to hold onto and cultivate good mindsets that will allow our marriages to flourish. Here are 5 good attitudes in marriage that will lead to growth, appreciation, and long-lasting love.
No one ties the knot with the hope that their marriage will be just “okay.” Even in our modern-day no-fault divorce culture, most couples still get married hoping for “til death do us part.” They want to love forever. They … Continue reading
My husband and I have big plans for our house. He dreams of a new water softening system, a deck that spans the length of our house, and a motorized garage door. I want a double-wide sink, an electric stove … Continue reading
Marriage would be so easy if life didn’t get in the way. You’re tired, talked out, touched out, and at the end of the day, you just want to veg out on the couch alone and watch some TV before … Continue reading
If you’ve ever watched Dancing with the Stars, you’ve gotten a glimpse of parenting with a spouse. Sometimes you feel like the professional dancer with the slick moves. Other times, you are the awkward C-list celebrity just hoping to get … Continue reading
Any couple who has been through a marriage preparation class or marriage counseling has been warned of the difficulties that come with a lack of communication between spouses. It’s one of the primary indications of future divorce, and one of … Continue reading
My husband is not my perfect soulmate. Even after over a decade of working with high school students, seeing the faces of teens when I make that declaration never gest old (literally- I swear their faces get even younger every … Continue reading
When I was pregnant for the first time, people were quick to remind me that I needed to take care of myself. New babies were needy and it would be easy to forget that I had needs, too. This was … Continue reading
Since I opened up about my struggles with an eating disorder a few weeks ago, I’ve had some time to think about how I’ve found healing in my recovery process. I know that my story is fairly unique (or at … Continue reading