MARRIAGE: GROWING IN THE JOURNEY

Oh, the process of becoming one. My beloved and I find ourselves mumbling some days and loudly declaring other days,  Lord, make us one. This year has been an amazing journey for Dennis and me with the birth of Make Us One. It’s been amazing because we had no idea just how “un-one” we were. … Continue reading MARRIAGE: GROWING IN THE JOURNEY

Sizzle in the New Year with Red Panties

My eyes gravitated toward  all the red underwear displayed by the lingerie vendors at our local Italian village market. Victoria’s Secret has nothing on Italians. Instead of “specialty stores,” lingerie is sold right there for all to see in the traditional European open air markets. I asked one vendor in broken Italian, Perché rosso?  The vendor … Continue reading Sizzle in the New Year with Red Panties

TIS THE SEASON TO FIND YOUR “NEW NORMAL”

Life-changing events upset our view of “normal.”  The holidays wreak havoc on what we once  thought was “normal.” At various stages in our lives, for a variety of reasons, our lives take a huge shift, and we must find a new normal. Our normal changed December 10, 1985.  The day our youngest son, Ryan, age … Continue reading TIS THE SEASON TO FIND YOUR “NEW NORMAL”

Ease the Ache of Christmases Past

Do you struggle with the ache of Christmases past? Transitions have occurred that make you dread the holidays. How can  this possibly be the most wonderful season of all? you ask. Maybe there’s been a change in your marital status. Maybe your military spouse is deployed. Maybe a job assignment has you far from loved ones. … Continue reading Ease the Ache of Christmases Past

7 Steps to Build a Healthy Marriage

Do you enjoy watching DIY networks home or room makeovers as much as I do?  I particularly like the “before” and “after” shots.  Healthy marriages have a history of the “After” being much better than the “before.” How do you build a healthy marriage? On the DIY makeovers, viewers see the awful “Before.”  Then for the … Continue reading 7 Steps to Build a Healthy Marriage

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