Are You More of a Humble Spouse or Insecure Spouse? Take the Quiz!
I’ve always wanted to become and be known as a humble spouse. But for the life of me I can’t seem to grasp this elusive quality. It feels very much like chasing after a butterfly. The more I try to capture it, the faster it flits away beyond my grasp. Part of my problem stems…
7 Ways to Become a More Passionate Spouse
If being passionate was on one end of a continuum and being emotionally reserved was on the other, you would find me living at both extremes. However, a true continuum of passion would most likely have passion at one end, and apathy at the other. But that’s not the way I vacillate and vibe! I’m…
2 Devotionals Offering Encouragement and Relief
Today I want to point you to some encouragement and relief by sharing two devotionals I’ve recently written, which are featured at two inspirational Christian sites. The first devotional starts off by pointing you to see the unseen. An impossible sounding task, I know! But read on to find out how … I’m about to…
The Unfair Task of Being Transparent in Marriage No Matter What
Ever struggle to be open and transparent to your mate about a mistake you’ve made or a troubling thought or feeling you’ve had? So you hide it or stuff it, and try to go on with life as usual. Where do we get the idea that this is ever a good thing? After all, the…
3 Important Questions to Ask when Holiday Stress Looms
Nearly twenty years ago, I journaled about a holiday moment in my life that was filled with more stress than love. On this particular occasion, I was worn-down by trying to do too much decorating, shopping, cleaning, cooking and entertaining. At that time, my husband wasn’t as involved in helping me with those kinds of…
What I Learned from a Fight with My Husband
Toward the end of my month-long reorganizing, repairing, and purging that I was doing in my house in June, my husband and I had a fight. Mind you, it wasn’t related to the hard work that we were doing on the house. But it was a doozy of a misunderstanding on both our parts. I…
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