5 things you do for your kids that you should do for your husband

 You always hear the saying 'Happy wife, happy life' but what about the husbands? I'm thinking about changing it up to something like 'Happy spouse, happy house'. Okay, it's kind of hokey but my point is that maybe the secret to a happy home isn't a clean house or well behaved children (ok I'm sure both if those would help) but a happy spouse who feels loved and respected, and that includes husbands....more

You Are Never Powerless

I used to be married to a man that drank too much and slept around.  I honestly believe the most cruel and hurtful thing a person can do to their spouse is to not coming home without calling.  My ex did that a lot.  However, that habit of his caused me to develop an awkward relationship with a woman over the phone who would change my life....more
Yes all so true...and very reminiscent of some things I went through with mine.  I took two ...more

Ode to Husbands

3 Things Husbands Want from Their Wives

I am constantly trying to improve my marriage. It is the most important earthly relationship that I can foster. So my question to Hubby recently was this: What are those things that husbands want wives to demonstrate or do more of. Am I demonstrating well those things husbands want from wives? Well his answer was....something that I will have to strive harder to do! It's those things that husbands want from wives that are not automatic....more

Kindle Book Release - FREE Amazon Download - "How Do I Love Thee:Food For Thought Before You Say I DO" By DeBorrah K. Ogans

Author DeBorrah K. Ogans announces the release of the Kindle Edition of  her premarital guide  How Do I Love Thee: Food For Thought Before You Say "I DO"....more

Letter to a Young Chef Wife

Dear Young Chef Wife,This month my chef/husband and I will be celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary.  It’s hard to believe it’s been that long.  I’m not quite sure where the time went.As I look back on our marriage, there are so many things I would have done differently as a chef’s wife, if I only knew what I do now....more

The highs and lows of marriage

I like being married. I still get little thrills sometimes when someone refers to me as "Mrs. Markman" or when I get to introduce my husband to people. There is a security in being united to my husband who is not only the love of my life, but my best friend. He's mine. I'm his. It's nice....more

Sorry But Your Husband Has Irreversible Brain Damage

I remember the first time I heard those words.  It was unexpected.  "We're sorry but there is nothing more we can do." ...more

Three Ways to Keep your Relationship Strong

Being in a committed relationship can be both effortless and grueling. There will be times when you feel like you’re on top of the world and other times when you feel like crawling into a dark cave. One thing is certain, whether you’re relationship is in a good or bad place, if you’re love is strong enough it is always worth it to make things work. Here are three things that will help keep your relationship strong.Share the workload...more

Happy New Year - How's your marriage?

As much as I love the holidays and the great excuse it gives me to celebrate, I am glad that they are over. The inside decorations are put away, I promise I'll take down the outside ones as soon as it stops raining, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone back at the office again (it was getting a little lonely)....more