Category: Marriage Moments

The Surprise Trip

 May 4, 2020

Guest post by Brad Flory who writes about how he strengthens his marriage through a tradition of taking a surprise trip. Maybe your ability to take a trip right now is limited because of sheltering in place, but you can still find ways to add an element of surprise to your marriage. The Surprise Trip […]

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 April 27, 2020

As butterflies break out of their cocoons in the spring, sometimes marriages need to break out of old patterns in order to find new life. Butterfly We are struggling in this cocoon of our marriage. What was once warm and cozy, safe and secure, now feels tight and confining. There’s little room for either of […]

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Dealing with Rough Edges

 April 20, 2020

Guest post by Ken Wyatt on how marriage helps smooth rough edges. Those Rough Edges Spending some time with family members around a breakfast table one morning, we were discussing our various personality types – as they have revealed themselves over years of marriage. It occurred to me, during that conversation, that my own rough […]

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Falling on Your Sword

 March 30, 2020

(Guest Post by Brad Flory on how he has learned the art of “falling on your sword” to keep his marriage strong.) “Wow, your hair looks nice!” I said. A scornful look crossed her face. “I had it cut and colored two days ago,” she said. “And you didn’t notice until now.” “If I didn’t […]

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Two are Better than One

 March 23, 2020

In the beginning God created male and female. Man plants the seed, but woman gives birth. There is no life without the seed, no life without a place to nurture the seed to maturity. Which came first? Both come from the same life source. In the beginning there were two. Two are better than one! […]

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Providence and Marriage

 March 16, 2020

In the midst of concerns about the Coronavirus, I’m sharing this guest post by Ken Wyatt on Providence and Marriage. Surely God’s providence is present in our lives and our marriages if we are open to this. God’s Providence is also present in our world as we deal with difficulties and crisis. Providence and Marriage […]

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Habits in Marriage

 March 2, 2020

Plan carefully the marriage experts had told us. Be careful during those early years they advised. Whether you know it or not, you are building habits that will be hard to change later. If only we had listened then, if only we had been more intentional about everything we did and said. Instead we were […]

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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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