When you’re in a relationship with another person, there are bound to be disagreements. Those loving fights every couple has. In fact, it’s during those heated moments when we truly get to learn who the other person is, which ultimately make you both stronger as a couple.Sometimes arguing with your significant other can even be fun and playful. It’s not about winning; it’s just about pushing the other person’s buttons just enough for a little extra attention. Everyone loves an attention seeker, right? Sarcasm intended....more
"Go Ahead - Hit Your Brother"Yes – I actually said these words to my older son this week. Now before you go all PC or DCF on me rest assured there is no toddler "fight club" working at our house. I think a bit of a current events lesson though , would be helpful to understand where this came from and what it means....more
Was she seriously talking about TOILET PAPER?! "Ugh!" she thought. "I can't stand myself right now!" This is what marriage does to you, she realized. Totally normal, mundane things you'd never bother people about like how you like your towels folded, how you like your bed made, how you love your toilet paper origamied in every bathroom of your house, and so on, all become huge diplomatic concerns subject to discussion and negotiation. Before you know it, you're talking everyone's ears off about it.
Seventeen years ago, 2 very young people made solemn vows to each other in the presence of great friends, family, and loving supporters. Last night Brian and I watched our wedding video. Tonight, we will steal away for a few hours to have dinner, reflect upon the last 17 years, and dream about the years to come.
Life lesson: Milestones are important
Why do we celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and even mark a day of remembrance we call Memorial Day? It is so important to set aside time for pointed reflec...more
Recently, a friend told me the story of how she was having problems with a coworker. The coworker disagreed with everything she did constantly. She tried to resolve the differences, but to no avail. As the disagreement continued to escalate she asked the coworker if she carried any burden of the blame for their differences. The coworker full of pride, answer “No” and cast all the blame on my friend. My friend admitted she was so frustrated and hurt. So, she cried out to Christ. The Lord told her to forgive the coworker and to apologize to her! ...more
My dishwasher is not working right. It doesn't clean off small amounts of food, leaving them stuck onto the dish after the cycle so I have to scrub it to get it clean. It leaves crumbs and other small particles in my glasses, so I have to wash those again too. I need to call a repairman to get it looked at. Unfortunately, I'm married to Mr. Fix It. He plans on having a look at it first, to save some money....more
You storm into the living room, where your honey sits hunched over his laptop, TV blasting, after-work-beer close at hand. “What’s this?!” you exclaim, waving a magazine at him. “Huh?” Honey replies. You grab the remote, power the TV off with a jerk. You tap your foot. You glare. He sees the magazine. Connects the dots. “Oh, that.” “Yeah, that!” you say, “Girls Gone Wild!...more
Listener Question: Tell me, why does dropping one’s drawers have to be the line of demarcation? Is that really the point of no return? If so, then why do you consider it as such? My studies of aboriginal Polynesian societies have led me to delve into customs of touching in other nearly nude societies, including those of primates, with whom we share 98% of our DNA. These societies have no drawers to drop, yet raised peaceful, sexually wise kids.Maryanne Answer: Good question: what about dropping one’s drawers creates such a hard line?...more
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