Can you imagine for a moment how the Christmas story might have been written if Mary and Joseph had not had the capacity to adjust to things beyond their control? To begin with, Joseph had to adjust to the fact that Mary, his fiancée, was pregnant.
My wife Ashley and I have had the privilege of doing marriage ministry for many years. In our travels and speaking and online ministry, we’re often asked “What’s your all-time favorite marriage advice?” It’s a tough question, because it’s nearly impossible to limit the best advice to one sentence.
Christmas is anticipated with both joy and anxiety. We love the celebrations, the family traditions, and cherish the memories. But, we add the stresses of preparation, expectations, and the fear of letdowns or family squabbles.
Some years back, I was in the midst of a “discussion” with my wife when I realized I was using the same techniques I’d taught a team of support reps earlier that day. In that moment, I learned a life lessons that has since altered my business and marriage.
Most men do not fully understand what sex means to them, and therefore cannot communicate their desires. Many women believe “he just wants more sex.” They miss the fact that, for men, sex is more about feeling desired than about the physical act.
My husband and I aren’t cheapskates—but we do love saving money. When we can combine saving money with traveling, it feels like were getting away with something. For our travels, there are three things my husband and I have taken into consideration: location, season and friends.
It’s one thing to ignore opposing political opinions when they’re coming from the internet or co-workers. But it’s much harder to have a political divide when it’s your spouse! So how do you deal with a politically-divided marriage?
Life is busy. We used to think that the next season of life would be less hectic, less stressful, less busy than our current season. Life doesn’t seem to get less busy with time; it only picks up steam. It is easy to go days, weeks and even months without intentionally connecting with your husband or wife.
Did you know that 20 percent of divorces involve Facebook? As a former social media manager and avid Facebook user, I’m not surprised by that statistic.