Today, I woke up and thought, . I got ready for the day, made breakfast, and ran out the door thinking, . Once I got to the office, I glanced at my schedule for the day and thought; .
My common thought throughout this morning was not enough.
Its really unfortunate that my first... Continue Reading
In our last we talked about the expectation filter and how unrealistic and/or uncommunicated expectations have a tendency to change our perception of, and possibly even be detrimental to, our relationship.
However, wouldnt it be somewhat of an unrealistic expectation in itself... Continue Reading
Youve been looking forward to it for , building it up to epic proportions in your mind. All of your friends are going to be there, youll get to wear that new outfit, and its at that new, trendy place in town so the food, drinks, and ambience will be fantastic!
Youve been... Continue Reading
All marriages require work! Your marriage doesnt reach perfection the moment you tie the knot, and your relationship wont remain strong unless the two of you team up and make a commitment to work on it continuously. Life is busy, and it can be easy to let your marriage take the... Continue Reading
As I was sitting and watching TV with my husband one evening, each of us comfortably plopped on our respective ends of the couch, I looked to my right and was somewhat astonished by what I saw. Lying there between us, in the no man's land that is the middle couch cushion, were no less than... Continue Reading
Last night was rough. Work ran late, traffic was bad, dinner was overcooked, kids didnt want to take their baths or go to bed, and then finally, after all of that, my husband and I sat down for our Wednesday night and we just stared at each other.
I set aside time at the end of... Continue Reading
You know what? Weddings are expensive. The beautiful venue, delicious food, trendy entertainment, stunning dress, personalized invitations, crafty decorations, photographer with the perfect eye, adorable favors, so on and so forth, it adds up. I spent just over $20,000 on my (small) wedding years... Continue Reading
Im busy. My husband is busy. We work full-time, we bring the kids here and there, we try to keep up relationships with our friends, etc. and after all of that, we barely have time for each other.
But this month will be different; we are making a commitment to "."
A "check... Continue Reading
A few years ago PREPARE/ENRICH conducted a survey of over 50,000 married couples. It turned out that 78% of couples reported that they go out of their way to avoid conflict with their partner.
Maybe we could interpret this as a good thingthat the majority of couples are simply extra polite... Continue Reading
Once your church or community has a trained and
certified PREPARE/ENRICH professional, you might
consider establishing a Marriage Mentor Program
to help premarital couples get more preparation or married couples get the assistance
they need for healthier relationships.