Marriage: What do our Children See?

Marriage: What do our Children See?

A few weeks ago Peter and I were out on a ‘date’ and we asked ourselves a question – How do we portray marriage to our children? It was a simple off the cuff type of question that suddenly gripped our attention. We’ve since talked about it a little though we need to...
Marriage: Is it Really any Different?

Marriage: Is it Really any Different?

Marriage is the first relationship that was established at the beginning of your family. Once you became married, you became a family – joined together for better or worse. Children added to that family, and established different relationships in your family. Suddenly...
25 years ago I Married my Friend

25 years ago I Married my Friend

Twenty five years ago I stood and promised to love Peter and live in marriage together.  We had no idea what life for us would be like but we knew we wanted to do life together.  On our wedding programme we had printed:   This day I married my friend, the one I...
7 Character Responses for Married People

7 Character Responses for Married People

How do you respond to your spouse?  Character is the quality of response we have to people or situations.  Marriage gives us plenty of opportunity to respond (or react) to one significant person – and because we are doing life with that person marriage gives us plenty...
Preparing our Children for Marriage

Preparing our Children for Marriage

This is a topic I have no expertise on.  Since none of my kids are yet married, I cannot say that this advice will work… so I don’t offer advice, but rather share where my thinking is at. There are many things that I want for my kids – I want them to be employable so...
Preparing your Marriage for your Old Age

Preparing your Marriage for your Old Age

Over the last few years Peter and I have considered what our marriage is going to be like, or rather what we are going to be like in our marriage, in years to come. One older lady said to us, to deal with stuff now, and to deal with it completely with the love and...

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