The Bigger Picture and Linkup!

My favorite view in the world!

It’s hard to believe but exactly a year ago today my husband and I were smack-dab in the middle of the trip of a lifetime to England and Wales. It was our 25th (plus one!) anniversary trip and it was everything and more that we had hoped for! Which made me feel as if God […]

Did I Marry Mr. Wrong? Video

Slop Joe Time6

  Hey there! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch my latest edition of “Sloppy Joe Time.” I’m exploring the sloppy expectation that marriage should be easy, and if it’s not, then we married the wrong person.     The success of marriage comes not in finding the “right” person, but in the […]

But what do you ‘feel’ about it? and Linkup!

Be a Sweet PEA

As a life-coach and especially as a woman who’s always loved to explore the intricacies of feelings, I ask that question {in my title} a lot. That’s because most people tend to answer with what they think about a subject or proceed to tell me what they’ve done with that situation and slip right past the […]

Expecting Too Much Conversation from Your Man? Video

Slop Joe Time6

I’m continuing in my video series about sloppy expectations in marriage. So sit back with your “cup of Joe” and join me for our third installment!   What are some of the sloppy or unrealistic expectations you’ve pressured your spouse to do for you?   How has accepting your spouse’s God-given wiring improved your relationship with […]

Review of “Your Legacy” and Link Up!

Your Legacy

Today I am happy to share another book giveaway, Your Legacy by Dr. James Dobson, to one randomly chosen winner* who comments on this post by midnight on Thursday, Sept. 18th. Dr. Dobson has always been such a treasure to families and this book adds another gem to his stockpile filled to the brim with […]

Love me warts and all? Video

Video 2 Art

Today we’re continuing in our video series on the sloppy expectations we all have in marriage. Check this one out to see what Christ’s love and acceptance should look like …     What false ideas did you feel were “Christ-like attitudes or behaviors” that you imposed on your spouse?   What do you think balancing […]

Review of 52 Uncommon Dates, giveaway and link up!

Dating Your Mate

Today I’m doing something fun! I’m sharing about an amazing book, 52 Uncommon Dates, by Randy Southern and giving away a copy of the book to one randomly chosen commenter. Now, if you’re like me and my man, then coming up with creative things to do on a date can quickly turn into a chore […]

Who Should Apologize First?

I hope you’ll take two and a half minutes to watch this first of many videocast installments here at MM on “Sloppy Expectations in Marriage.” Part of the reason I’ve decided to add videos is:  I’m still having arm/hand/tendonitis issues and typing adds to that problem. Creating a video is less “typing-intensive.” I’ve always wanted […]

‘Not Ever Quite Home – PTSD and Marriage’ Plus WW Link up!

PTSD & Marriage

Today we are honored to have Andrew Budek-Schmeisser of Blessed are the Pure of Heart as our guest to share a perspective that he’s uniquely qualified to offer. He knows first-hand the devastation that PTSD can cause in marriage, so I was thrilled when he agreed to share his wisdom and experience here with all of us […]

12 Ways We Push Our Spouses Away and WW Link Up!

Draw our Spouses Near

Very often we push our spouses away without even knowing we’re doing it on a conscious level. Sadly, I’m just as guilty of clinging to many of these “12 Ways” as you might be. In fact, I’d be better off telling you which ones I don’t struggle with, than to name the long list of […]