If you have ever been around a teenager you may have heard them say more than once, “I am soooo bored”. Well, guess what? The same thing can happen in a marriage. Boredom acts as a warning system that our marriage has fallen into a rut and if we do not heed the warning we.. read more →

Recently we were with a group of friends and the conversation turned to a discussion about their dogs. Both of us noticed that when our friends started talking about their dogs, they were enthusiastic and spoke with great affection. When we got home that evening and reflected on the conversations we wanted to discover what.. read more →

So much of our dissatisfaction with life is of our own making. It revolves around our thinking – where we focus our attention. We saw this attitude a number of years ago with Yvonne. It seemed to happen when she would go shopping. Whenever she would walk into the home decorating section of a department.. read more →

20 Nov 2014
November 20, 2014

ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME? | Nov-Dec 2014

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The other evening Bob was telling me about a situation that had occurred for him that day. As he was talking, I was busy planning in my mind my next day but to let him think I was listening I would periodically give him the obligatory “uh-huh.” After a few minutes an unexpected problem arose.. read more →

Do you want an effective way to find out what is going on inside of your spouse – your children – grandchildren? Want to find out their thoughts, feelings and ideas? Would you like a way to feel closer to them? If you do, then learn the art of asking great questions. Jesus knew the.. read more →

Over 35 years ago when I said my marriage vows to Yvonne promising to her all that I wanted to give to her as her husband – I meant it. Unfortunately after the honeymoon season I started to live like I should be ‘getting’ – not ‘giving.’ Sadly this went on for years – not.. read more →

“How come you do not hardly talk with me anymore?” Yvonne asked Bob “Do you really want to know?” he responded. “Yes, tell me.” “Okay, I will tell you but do not interrupt me because if you do I will stop talking.” “Alright. Alright. I agree. Just tell me” Yvonne replied with exasperation in her.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
June 10, 2014

Our Temporary Earth Visa

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We’re on the move again! We have lived on the east coast for three years and sensing our time here in the DC area was concluding, we’ve been praying for God’s direction. Upon the recent death of Yvonne’s stepmom and including months of Yvonne flying back and forth across the nation to attend to her.. read more →

So often in a family we say that we don’t communicate much – that it’s hard to get a conversation going – and keep it going. Because of this so much of our talk only revolves around finding the answers to “What’s for dinner?” – “How was work or school today?” – and – “What’s.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
June 10, 2014

Marriage Baggage – Part Two

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In the initial paragraph of last month’s Part One I told of the baggage I brought into our marriage, but some of the closing paragraph included……”The good news is that today the baggage has been removed, the memories of the past have been healed and no more nightmares.” It was literally a miracle of God.. read more →