Tag Archives: marital advice

Marriage is like lawn care…

In the last few months I have had three or four couples (in or around my social circles) that are in serious trouble. In each case, one partner in the marriage has walked out on the other and declared that … Continue reading

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Then and Now

My wife and I went camping over the weekend. Camping in Indiana in the fall can be beautiful, but the weather can be iffy. As we were driving to the campground on Friday afternoon, the skies grew increasingly dark. By … 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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Keeping conflict in perspective…

Fortunately, I’ve not been ignoring my marriage like I have been this blog.  In terms of my marriage, things have been good.  But it seems like we’re surrounded by those whose relationships are in dire trouble. It’s tough being around … Continue reading

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Mentoring Your Kid’s Marriage

Our two oldest sons are both married, one for eighteen months, the other a year longer.  It has been nothing short of fascinating to observe them in their respective marriages.  Watching them work through issues, grow closer together, and establish … Continue reading

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When Not to Focus on Your Spouse

I’ve written a number of blogs on the importance of focusing on your spouse, and giving them the love and attention that they deserve.  However, 30 years of marriage has taught me that there is an equally important time to … Continue reading

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Eliminate Duality in Your Marriage

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines duality as “The quality or state of being dual or having a dual nature”.   This is a common issue faced by individuals and one that I, on a personal basis, fought for years.  I … Continue reading

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