Defensiveness is ugly. It doesn’t look good on anyone. “Stop being so defensive!” Me defensive? You’re the one who’s being defensive! “But I” “But you” “At Least I” “Well I don’t”. Defend, defend, defend, because there’s just no way I’m wrong here. No. Way. Joe and I have both struggled with defensiveness in different ways. […]
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Do you ever feel unappreciated? All that stuff you do, day in and day out, and no one knows the level of effort and work you’re putting in. Does anyone even notice? Oh yeah, if it doesn’t get done then someone might notice!! I know that’s how I feel some days. I can feel […]
This week my parents, Tim and Lynette, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! My parents’ faithfulness to God and to each other has been a tremendous example to Joe and me as well as to countless others. We are so excited to celebrate this milestone with them at Behind Our […]
Sometimes I have that moment where I look at Joe and think, Wow, is he not the most handsome guy in the world? I mean look at that face and those eyes!!! It’s not just that I married a handsome guy 🙂 I’m attracted to him! But that attraction does not happen out […]
We’re all busy these days. Many times we’re busy serving others, serving our families, serving in the community. Aren’t we all serving enough? It’s tempting to put my spouse at the bottom of this list of people to serve. He can fend for himself, right? But true service doesn’t end in the home, it actually […]
Confession: I hate giving Joe space. I want to be close to him. You know that’s why I dated him, and married him. Get in his business, in his face. HI HONEY! I’M HERE!!! I especially thought when we got married that closeness would be a mark a good marriage, right? We would […]
Over the years, Joe has always been more interested in adding a dog to the family, especially for our kids’ sake, but for me the answer was always a big NO WAY NOT EVER. I’ve served my time potty training and cleaning up accidents and chasing little creatures with attitude. Whenever our boys brought the […]