Category: Marriage Moments

Christmas Heirloom – Part of the Family

 December 10, 2020

Sometimes, unexpected items become part of the family. Writer Brad Flory writes how an ugly Christmas tree has become a Christmas heirloom. Part of the Family The first year we were married, we went to the discount store and bought that ugly artificial Christmas tree. We never planned to keep it forever, but forever it […]

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Changes in Gender Roles in Marriage

 July 13, 2020

Guest writer, Ken Wyatt, reflects on changes in gender roles in marriage. Women are now just as likely to be the one rescuing their man rather than waiting to be rescued. As has been the case in his own marriage. The Sinking Ship Rescue¬† “I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can […]

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Navigating Storms in Marriage

 July 6, 2020

We are in the midst of summer storm season here in Michigan. Some find storms frightening, others exhilarating. Storms in marriage can be terrifying or an opportunity for healing. It all depends on how we look at them. Storms in Marriage I love taking a walk during a storm. The raw energy unnerves me and […]

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Fishing on the Great Lakes

 June 29, 2020

Summer in Michigan often means vacation or weekend getaways to one of the abundant lakes in this great state. Marriage often means doing activities that you don’t love, but that your partner does. Fishing on the Great Lakes Every day for two weeks, they get up early in the morning and head out on their […]

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Riding the Falling Waters Trail

 June 22, 2020

Michigan is a great state for riding bikes along the many trails. It’s great exercise, safe during this pandemic and good for your marriage. Riding the Falling Waters Trail They love cool summer mornings, riding thier bikes along the Falling Waters Bike Path. She looks over at her spouse and can see she’s holding him […]

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In Sickness and in Health

 June 15, 2020

Guest post by Ken Wyatt on how stress related to growing old together can tear a couple apart or¬† be a catalyst for greater intimacy. In Sickness and in Health We are at a time in life when the body has left its youth behind and finds itself in an increasing struggle to preserve physical […]

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Creating Lawn Art

 June 1, 2020

The season for mowing lawns is upon us here in Michigan. Here’s one way to make a routine chore interesting – creating lawn art! Lawn Art He calls it lawn art as he raises and lowers the lawn mower and creates a checkerboard design on our front lawn. I call it too much time on […]

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Grand Hotel – Life is Grand

 May 25, 2020

We all have hopes and dreams for the future, but sometimes it’s great to just enjoy the moment. Life is Grand! Grand Hotel We pay to stroll the expanse of the porch that fronts the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, enjoying the view, sitting in one of the many rocking chairs. Staying in the hotel […]

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Letters and More Letters – How Do You Transmit Love?

 May 18, 2020

Guest post by Ken Wyatt on the importance of communicating love for each other. How do you transmit love? For some it’s through letters. Letters and More Letters Both GiGi and I came of age in the era of letter-writing. And so, during our two-year courtship, when we were attending separate colleges in distant cities, […]

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Go Tigers! What Ignites Sparks in your Marriage?

 May 11, 2020

Unfortunately the opening of baseball season has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In anticipation of when the season opens I’m including this reminder of the fun we’ve had in the past and will have again. Tell me, what ignites sparks in your marriage? Go Tigers! For her, the Tigers, especially as narrated by […]

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