Category Archives: marital relations

Keep the Long View

Even the best of marriages go through seasons of highs and lows. Feelings can swing from being crazy about your partner to having your partner drive you crazy. That’s natural. The key is to maintaina long-term perspective and not let … Continue reading

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Dominance & Complacency

There’s something I’ve come to observe in most marriages. There is typically a more dominant personality, and a more submissive one. This does not seem to be gender driven at all as the roles vary from couple to couple. And … Continue reading

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Intentionality

Ok. When it comes to creating and maintaining a Shocking Marriage, the key is Intentionality. That’s it. It’s really that simple. Think about it. We get better at those things in life that we are intentional about. If you want … Continue reading

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Who Did I Marry?

People are funny. While they may say they hate change, they themselves change over time. Our tastes, our attitudes our lifestyles all tend to evolve as we age. As the parent of teenagers I can assure you that the pop … Continue reading

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Steps to a “Successful Marriage”

I am a keen observer of marriages. Call it curiosity i suppose, but I can’t help but watching how couples interact and correlating that to the level of satisfaction (both expressed and unarticulated) that exists in the relationship. One clear thing that … Continue reading

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It’s All About Perspective

I was raised on a farm and as such learned a lot of valuable life lessons during my youth. One such lesson came the first time my dad let me disk the field. He showed me the basic controls (e.g. … Continue reading

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Appreciate the Little Things

My wife and kids have been gone for a week.  It’s funny, I travel quite a bit for work and have for the bulk of my career.  When I’m away from home, I miss everybody, but I’m typically so busy … Continue reading

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