A healthy marriage is held together by many tiny, seemingly unimportant, “bids’ for connection. Are you catching your beloved’s bids for connection?
A few minutes of calendar sharing weekly can foster understanding, better communication, AND reap a spiritual benefit.
Appointments, projects due, presentations to make, children’s activities to schedule in, and unexpected annoyances, like a flat tire, make for a pressure-cooker week. Here’s a proven, simple exercise to help ease the pressure.
Think about this: we human beings find it difficult to hold both gratitude and worry, gratitude and doubt, or gratitude and anger. But, as Voskamp said (in the video link provided), “offering Him thanks for each and every moment . . . is how you live your one life well!”
CONFESSION: I chased the next big event (set in the future) for much of my life. The chase caused me to miss many of the blessings granted each day. After many years of this chase and many birthdays and moving into retirement, my life has slowed, and I have become...
I'm walking out on a limb to point out the greatest predictor of loving, lasting marriages. I think the limb will hold my weight and more. That implies I'm confident about this declaration. My confidence rests on my personal marital experience, years of study, a...
Jazz up a favorite date to make it memorable.
Microgratitude describes expressing thanks for the most minor acts, attitudes, or attributes of your spouse (or other loved one).
Regular self-examination keeps a person from drifting. What do I mean? I realize that if I don’t daily remind myself to live by my own philosophy, I will drift from those moral and ethical moorings. My Spiritual Mooring My life philosophy finds its mooring in the...
Sometimes a couple’s funtime may come through unexpected avenues! Have you tried “grounding” activities?