Category: Marriage Moments

Ice Skating!

 February 24, 2020

Come, go ice skating with me, my love. These Michigan winters are too wonderful to let go by without recognition. I know we’re too old for such nonsense. I know we may fall. Yes, we will make fools of ourselves. I know what the neighbors will say. Come skate with me, my love. There are […]

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A Peanut Butter Facial

 February 17, 2020

(Guest post by Ken Wyatt) It was one of our memorable marriage moments. I was serving a tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Seoul, Korea. I was living off base with GiGi and our first son, Erik, in a Seoul apartment house. Our common entertainment was an evening of card games. And it […]

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Valentine’s Day – the Holiday of Romance

 February 10, 2020

(Guest Post by Brad Flory) Romance is not a thing of constant beauty for some women. Take my wife, for one beleaguered example. Over fifteen years of writing newspaper columns, I have steadily revealed some of the more absurd details of our romance without seeking her permission. Revelations! I revealed that on our wedding night […]

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Marriage Can Be Difficult

 January 27, 2020

Parenting is an ever-changing job. As soon as you think you’ve got one stage conquered, along comes another challenging you to adjust and fine-tune your parenting skills. Marriage is also ever-changing. While the changes may not be as apparent as the obvious growth from infant to childhood to teen to young adult, they are there […]

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Winter Wonderland

 January 13, 2020

Growing up in Michigan, I remember the slogan “Winter Wonderland” depicting Michigan’s winter beauty. We’ve long since given up that slogan for other slogans, but the term remains engrained in my psyche. It is a way to get through drab, dreary cold winter days by focusing on the beauty of snow-covered hills and streets and […]

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Ole’s Divine Encounter – Monday Marriage Moment

 December 16, 2019

Marriage lessons sometimes are best delivered in humor. And no one does a better job of that than the person who first thought up an Ole and Lena joke. This one is for all of us men who, in the inglorious tradition of Ole, have ever uttered a wrong-headed prayer. It was a Sunday afternoon […]

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Honesty in Marriage

 December 9, 2019

  Normal honesty is vital to a successful marriage, but not stupid honesty. It does not pay to be so honest that someone sleeps on the sofa or at the Quality Inn. Brad Reflections:  Has honesty ever gotten you into trouble in your marriage? How did you get out of trouble?   Sign up for […]

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 December 2, 2019

He really would rather stay home. But in the end, after some nagging, he decided to go to the party with people from my workplace. As it turned out, things were not as boring as I had expected. I had fun, got a chance to be witty. We both mingled, and before I knew it, […]

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Coming Home

 November 25, 2019

Even though it has been thirty years since I moved out of my parents’ house, whenever I visit, I’m a child again. I feel safe and protected sleeping in my mom and dad’s home. Even though it has been years since I moved out, whenever I visit, I can’t wait for another serving of Mom’s […]

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Thank you!

 November 18, 2019

He looked down at the dried-out pot roast, hidden by lumpy gravy. The asparagus was limp to exhaustion from over cooking. At least the potatoes and carrots were okay, coated with a layer of brown drippings. How could she have ruined pot roast, she asked herself. It was the one fail-safe meal – according to […]

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