About ten or so years ago God taught me a huge lesson about the role of money in our marriage. At the time we were giving, saving, doing our best to stretch what we had. Still saying no to a lot of things to plan for the future. We both agreed on big picture priorities, but in the little stuff, we ... VIEW POST
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Are you feeling the squeeze lately? Joe and I have been more stressed than usual this past year or so with increases in taxes, healthcare costs, and everything just costing more. It feels like everyone’s hands are in our pockets!! Then of course our kids keep growing. Have you heard the rumors ... VIEW POST
There’s nothing more destructive to a relationship than lies. Everyone knows that a good relationship is based on mutual honesty. But we’re not just talking about telling the truth to each other. Often the bigger challenge is to tell the truth to ourselves. There are so many lies that we can believe ... VIEW POST
Joe’s a check and double check kind of guy. All in the details, and ready for any contingency. So one sump pump was not enough in his book to protect our basement from flooding . We had had some flooding in a previous house and he knew, never again. He takes great joy in his battery-back up pump :) ... VIEW POST
There are some stories and moments in our marriage that we don’t let our spouses live down, right? Early on when we were dating, Joe and I had a disagreement about who wrote the song, "It is Well With My Soul". Growing up in the church, I knew it was a classic hymn while Joe, immersed mostly in ... VIEW POST
Our kitchen is a busy place so I try to make sure every night that the dishwasher gets started so we don’t get backlogged the next day. But if I go to bed before Joe, I’ll ask him to put the glass or dish he’s using in the dishwasher when he’s done and start it. I will even put the soap in so all he ... VIEW POST