Category Archives: On Marriage

Alive and Writing

I have been a writing beast, so forgive radio silence. I love my new book.  I hope others will too.  131 pages down, maybe a bit more than half done? SJ, wonderful husband that he is, has been most understanding … Continue reading

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Be Completely Humble and Gentle…

I’m a bit more active on the blogging in this season for several reasons: 1) to see how things progress in this difficult time; 2) to check in with my sanity; 3) and hopefully, to show some progress out of … Continue reading

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Weary

My amazing BFFL describes it as the mountains and valleys.  And she’s reconciled that in her marriage.  She just keeps looking forward to those mountain moments. Marriage isn’t smooth sailing for many people.  It certainly isn’t for us. Most of … Continue reading

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Why Is Communication in Marriage so Hard?

We’ve made it through another few days.  I suppose that’s something.  I need to be grateful for that. He has been diligently reading away, marriage books.  Love and Respect (The Love She Most Desires); The Respect He Most Needs); The … Continue reading

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Marriage to Glorify God

  I’ll start this out with a hallelujah for church. I know that sounds weird, but at midnight last night, I was feeling pretty depressed and hopeless.  Apathetic about my life.  Negative. Church this morning made me look at things … Continue reading

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Apathy

I love world rhythms, I love international cultures.  Today I was around these things, and the joy I normally feel did not bubble up in me.  And the irony made me really sad. How does this happen? Where does apathy … Continue reading

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Sex, Marriage, and the 10-90

I have a tough time rolling with the punches, the ups and downs of life.  When there are downs, my world seems dark and hopeless, and I temporarily forget to think about all of the positives and good things. My … Continue reading

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Needing– and NOT Needing– Him

It’s nine o’clock in the morning and I’ve already been up for over 4 hours. It’s partly the jet lag that just won’t resolve. And it’s partly because I drove him to the airport very early. I’m starting to write … Continue reading

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Diamonds from the Ashes

I’ve not done a great job on taking my own advice of late.  I’ve been in a blah mood, and not so nice to hubby.  I’ve not been practicing my loving thoughts and attitudes.  Yeah, maybe a little bitchy.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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Be the Leader She Needs

We possibly can agree upon the characteristics of good leadership: Authoritative Capable Decisive Logical Planner Ability to motivate Clear statements of intentions Consideration of needs and interests Listening skills Trustworthy (evokes trust) Fair Delegates (i.e., uses the strengths of others … Continue reading

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