In addition, each section has an illustration by Val Chadwick Bagley.
Ferocious Flirting makes a great wedding present that can be enjoyed throughout the couple's marriage. It makes a nice surprise for a couple with an Amazon Gift registry.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
|Kids need to know parents love each other|
Our toddler grandson has learned to give hugs and kisses. My wife and I were standing together letting him give each of us a hug or kiss in turn. He then reached out and pushed our heads together so we would kiss each other. We smiled and obliged him, bringing a smile to his cute face.
Even a toddler knows what love and being loved feels like. As kids grow, having parents who show affection will give them a greater sense of security and confidence.
It is so easy to let the little things go with all the concerns and stresses of family life. But it is by small and simple means that great things are brought to pass. Don't forget flirt with each other.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
|Dating is important in marriage|
I ran across this page and video why dating is important in marriage and it reminded me of how important dating is in a marriage.
Dating is how you got to know each other and fall in love. Dating is how you will continue to stay in contact and keep falling in love.
Dating in marriage is different than single dating. It is about shared experiences and time spent together. It is not about spending money.
What are some of your favorite things you have done as a couple?
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Proverbs 15:1—“A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.”
The way we talk is at least as important as what we say.
Monday, April 18, 2016
In a recent quote:
Marriage brings greater possibilities for happiness than does any other human relationship. Yet some married couples fall short of their full potential. They let their romance become rusty, take each other for granted, allow other interests or clouds of neglect to obscure the vision of what their marriage really could be. Marriages would be happier if nurtured more carefully.Marriage, indeed any human relationship, is like a garden. In order to thrive it must be nurtured. There must be time spent caring for both the garden and the marriage. Time should be applied consistently and generous amounts.
Friday, September 13, 2013
"There’s nothing technological allowed in the bedroom. ... Fighting against technological devices taking over one’s life “is a good fight to have, as far as I’m concerned,”A good, strong, happy marriage is all about communication. Ironically, the very devices we use for communication with people all around the world are at the same time roadblocks to face to face communication. Really listening requires giving full attention to the conversation. It is difficult to have a meaningful conversation fighting the headphones or video display. Go beyond just talking it is vital to hear not just what is being said but how it is being said; the subtle inflection of the voice and the ever important body language are easy to miss with distractions.
For many couples the bedroom is where they have the privacy and the time to have the important conversations. Make the bedroom a refuge from distractions so the two of you can make the bedroom a place of unity and harmony. Let it be your sanctuary.
How do you keep technology from being a distraction?
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Sometimes even the most passionate relationships can feel like they're losing heat, but with just a little bit of rekindling, you'll have those flames burnin' once again. Learn simple ways you can add more romance to your marriage. Watch the Video.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I like the All Pro Dad and they often have good advice and not just for dads. In the most recent article, 10 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) in a Difficult Marriage | All Pro Dad, they discuss how to survive in a difficult marriage. As usual, the advice is good and sound. However, I thought to add another thought. Most of the ten items correctly advise to not try and change the spouse, but to change ourselves. In addition, it is have the important conversations.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Individuality, a photo by Batikart ... handicapped ... sorry for no comments on Flickr.
I have a flower bed that has a lot of grass in it that I have to keep pulling out. Early in the spring I can attack the grass with gusto. As the flowers grow in I have to be more careful and take more time in order to pull the grass without harming the flower plants. If I fail to weed at first, the rest of the summer becomes much harder.
Weeding is like removing those little problems that happen during a marriage. First, if you take care of them early on before they can really get a root, they are much easier to address. Second, leaving them to grow often leads to more problems that are harder to extract.
What are the weeds in a marriage? The might be the little disagreements that grow into fuming arguments. Another might be a hurt feeling that festers into a grudge. Ignoring important decisions can lead to problems with finances. As with weeds, each of these issues are much more easily resolved if addressed sooner rather than later.
Take a look at your garden and see if there might be a couple of weeds you can pull to make it look better and be stronger.