My good friend, Matthew, called and said his wife was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. My friend was beyond himself in bewilderment over his wife’s unusual state of mind. His wife, Marianne had always been what everyone considered a high performer and super competent. She had an MBA and ran a successful bank….
There is a common misconception that as your marriage evolves and as time passes, it becomes boring. The thing is, marriage is a lifelong sleepover with your best friend. When my husband and I became new parents, we quickly became consumed with diaper-changing, bills, and my husband’s nonstop school and work schedule that we lost…
If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is to be present in the present. Gratefully. —Maya Angelou On the 31st of December every year my husband and I go on a date. We find somewhere quiet, away from the house,…
- Marty Trammell and Rich Rollins
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Sometimes the extraordinary we want is found in the ordinary we already have. —Linda Trammell One proverb asks a particularly intriguing question, “An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels” (Proverbs 31:10). Although the question seems pointed at single people, its message speaks to every reader—“finding” lasting love is a challenge….
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The other day, I found myself excitedly planning several things I wanted to do to surprise my husband. I quickly made a mental checklist of what I needed to make it happen and then quickly realized I was unintentionally planning things I could ask for in return for my “kindness.” If I made his favorite…