Tag Archives: Couple Communication

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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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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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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Men and Communication

Words. Women are good at them.  We use lots of them. Men might prefer to accomplish most things with a minimum of words.  You won’t catch a man yacking on the phone to his buddy for an hour.  Economy of … Continue reading

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Marriage: The Need to Be Partners

[A series of posts based on a letter to SJ from 18 months ago] I am a wordy person… whether it’s in writing or speaking.  I struggle with an economy of words. SJ is a man of fewer words.  He … Continue reading

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Healthy Marriages

Some months ago I wrote on the topic of Date Nights. I said the following: Dating each other still seems like a new habit we have to remind ourselves of.  It’s so easy to lapse into our own corners and … Continue reading

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Lead me with Strong Hands

Did God place this man over me as my protector-leader, and I his partner-helpmeet? Is there ever going to be a dominant husband in my life, or is this just a cruel fiction? There are times in a marriage when … Continue reading

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Seduce Him

  When I wrote “Seduce Her” I promised to take a flip to the other side of the coin. What seduces him? Go onto the internet, or pick up a women’s or men’s magazine, and learn all the myriad ways … Continue reading

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The Little Things

    Five years into our marriage I would have told you that it might have been a sad mistake, but there were three little beings involved and we loved them very much.  After ten years I would have had … Continue reading

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Passion

  Back on a very hot day in July, SJ and I got to attend a rally on the National Mall called “Together 2016.”  It was described as a “once in a generation millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering.” They were … Continue reading

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