Avoiding Arguments in Marriage

Avoiding Arguments in Marriage

You’ve already had your first fight. Now what? My husband and I had taken a Celestial Marriage class at the Institute before we were married. One of the things that I remember from the class was certain prophets and church leaders who claimed never to have had...

Newlyweds

I remember the day I got married. My husband was so handsome and I knew that I could never love any one more than I loved him then and that it was so right to marry him. After our sealing ceremony in the temple, we parted ways to go change clothing. When I saw my...

A Mormon Makeover

A couple of years ago, I was sitting in a store and a woman walked by with her pre-teen boy. The boy obviously loved his mother and was staying close to her. They were talking about getting something for Dad. The woman didn’t seem particularly attractive to me. I...

Service and Smiles

A sentiment that I’ve heard quite a bit over the years in discussions of service is that sometimes “all people need is a smile”. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about that and wondering about the times in my life when a smile was all it took to...
Martha’s Not So Bad, Either

Martha’s Not So Bad, Either

I know I just wrote about Becoming Mary. And that’s an excellent goal. We should be more like her. But today I’m thinking that becoming Martha really isn’t all that bad either. In two weeks, my husband’s rather large family is coming to stay with us. Over Thanksgiving...
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