We always look forward to a new year and already two months have gone by but we still have 10 months to go throughout 2012. So there is still time for all of us to look to declutter our marriage and family, for this year, just like we declutter our house and garage. We have.. read more →

One important area all couples have to continually deal with is learning how to handle life when your mate has done or said something or neglected to do or say something that ends up hurting you. When a hurt happens, how do you handle it? Do you mark it on the “How my mate has.. read more →

Are you like us that one of the many things we like during this holiday time is the music? We pull out all the old time Christmas favorites and start playing them the day after Thanksgiving. One of the songs we enjoy is Andy Williams’ holiday theme song, “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” But.. read more →

Fifteen years ago just before our son, Robert, was going to be married we asked him, “What did you learn about marriage from us?” Since we had been doing some premarital counseling with him we thought he would tell us all the current things he had just learned. We were in for a surprise when.. read more →

Fifteen years ago just before our son, Robert, was going to be married we asked him, “What did you learn about marriage from us?” Since we had been doing some premarital counseling with him we thought he would tell us all the current things he had just learned. We were in for a surprise when.. read more →

“How come you always notice the things I do wrong, but never seem to notice the things I do right?” That’s what my husband, Bob, said to me when I pointed out that he had forgotten to wipe off the counters after he finished doing the dishes. Then he added, “I have a terrific idea!.. read more →

Over the past 25 years we have spoken one-on-one with many couples and whenever we would find a couple who had been married 35-plus years we would always ask them one question – “What do you do to keep your marriage fresh and vibrant and prevent it from going stagnant?’ As we started to compile.. read more →

How would you like to practice something in your marriage for five minutes a day that can improve your communication, could stop the possibility of a divorce and even help your sex life? What could bring about those kind of results? Simple. It’s praying together daily. That’s right. Gallup did a poll on prayer over.. read more →

So much of our dissatisfaction with life is of our own making. It revolves around our thinking. What we are focused on. We saw this attitude a number of years ago with Yvonne. It seemed to happen when she went shopping. Whenever she would walk into the home decorating section of a department store she.. read more →

“Hey, hon, we need to talk!” Harmless statement but whenever Bob would hear those words spoken by Yvonne he would have a war-time military expression – ” Incoming! Incoming!” – and make a major sprint to the nearest closet. Well, not quite like that, but you get the idea. He was running for cover because.. read more →