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…
- 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…
A little over ten years ago, we were pregnant with our first child, a daughter who would be named Natalie. We were extremely excited and nervous. I shared with one of my mentor-pastors that we were expecting to be parents. His face lit up, said “that’s awesome,” and then gave me a piece of unsolicited…