Our family recently went to see The Greatest Showman. One of the best performances was “This is Me”, a powerful song about self-acceptance and a plea for others to accept them as well. Joe does not care for musicals much (I know, he lives and breathes music and does music for a living and […]
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Do you ever feel like there’s no point in talking with your spouse because it’s always a losing propostition? Not just when it’s an argument you’re going to lose, but that your spouse just can’t understand you, so what’s the point? It’s both of you talking, “listening”, saying stuff. But somehow the important stuff doesn’t […]
It’s not you it’s me. Usually that line is considered a cop-out, but for us it rang very true during seasons of our marriage. Something feels off in our relationship, okay so what did I do wrong. Is something wrong with “us”? But the tension that we felt stemmed from the personal stuff Joe was […]
The world is pressuring us and our kids more than ever. We all feel it, we all talk about it. We know it’s a not a healthy thing. When we retreat from the world to our homes, do we get a break from that pressure? Or do we just transfer that pressure to the ones […]
We all love a good story when the hero steps in just in time to save the day. The problem is when that narrative seeps into our marriages and affects the expectations we have of our spouse. That our spouse will meet all of our needs in exactly the way we want them to, when […]
This past year our family got our first dog. Our boys had been begging for a dog for years and finally this past summer we relented. Having a dog- well a 7 month old puppy- is just as crazy-making as I thought it would be. But it’s also as wonderful as we hoped it would […]