Go Ahead - Hit Your Brother

"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
I have always wanted to just let the kids work it out and if that means one is the alpha, so be ...more

Adjusting to Married Life and How to Correctly Install Toilet Paper

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. ...more
I do think that adjustment stuff is harder if you have lived on your own for awhile before ...more

Milestones...

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

Be brave...

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

Even the Losers

Elvis and Tupac are conspiring to ruin my life. I don't know what the other possibilities are. ...more

Mr. Fix It

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

OMG! He's a Sex Addict!

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

Are monkeys more sexually evolved than we are?

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

10 things women do when their man is traveling

 Let's just get right to it, shall we?...more

Boyfriend Refuses To Give An Inch

Why is it when you know you’re right and your boyfriend’s wrong, he refuses to give an inch? Why won’t he listen to you when it’s obvious he messed up?   ...more