life lessons

happy senior couple hugging in autumn park

Appreciation

I love the word appreciation. It has a wide range of specific meanings, all revolving around the concept of value. Items of value increase in worth over time. If you buy a house, it typically appreciates over time. You sell it for more than you… Read More »Appreciation

Change is a Powerful Thing

This whole experience has been a mixed blessing for our marriage. The move itself was trying and I know we frustrated each other with our different styles and approaches to the project. But far more important is the blessing that we are now experiencing as we explore and discover the new area in which we live.

Confidence over Comfort

While we want to be comfortable around our spouse, it’s important to realize that it is a fine line between comfort and complacency.

The Golden Rule of Marriage

…a slight revision to the Golden Rule that applies to marriage. It goes like this “Do unto others (your spouse) as they want to be done unto”.

There is now Here

I had an epiphany this morning. (I love the word epiphany – it is clearly a $5 word). I am an inherently impatient person. I’m the guy that when he plans a vacation would almost always prefer to fly – I just want to get there.… Read More »There is now Here