Marriage and Independence

Marriage and Independence

I love Independence Day. It stirs feelings inside me like no other holiday, renewing patriotism, remembering those who fought for our freedom, and those who waited, struggled, and sacrificed at home for those who served. I love the word independent—probably because I...
The Fair Fight in Marriage

The Fair Fight in Marriage

We’ve all done it. You’re fighting with your spouse, you’re frustrated and angry, and maybe even losing the battle. Out of your mouth comes a reminder of something your spouse did or said five or ten years ago and of which she/he has already repented. The second it...
Marriage:  Some Days Are Just a Bust

Marriage: Some Days Are Just a Bust

I’ve been writing articles about marriage for six months now, and it occurs to me that anyone who might regularly be reading them might have some notion that I really know what I’m talking about, and that I have a picture perfect marriage every single day. Ha! There...
Marriage Is More than the Wedding

Marriage Is More than the Wedding

Oh, to be young and planning a wedding! It is June, and there are a lot of young brides and soon-to-be brides out there. This article is written with them in mind, but really applies to all of us.  I remember how excited I was to be 21 years old and planning our...
Defining Love for Marriage

Defining Love for Marriage

There are many different kinds of love, and love takes on many forms. People have been trying to define love for centuries, and I’m not sure that anyone has actually been very successful. Since everyone has their own idea of what love is, I thought I may as well throw...
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