MARRIAGE RECALL WELCOME

MARRIAGE RECALL WELCOME

Welcome to Weekly Reminders! Marriage Recall is now available as weekly reminder posts, free to our subscribers! You’ve been automatically subscribed from our previous list. The posts are short and filled with practical advice and humor. The steps are doable,...
WEEK 1 – BE INTENTIONAL

WEEK 1 – BE INTENTIONAL

Friends of mine took a couple out for dinner for their 50th wedding anniversary. This older couple was so full of love. He stood tall as he opened the door for her. Her eyes twinkled with delight as she looked at him. My friend commented, “You must have been so in...
WEEK 2 – COMPLAIN WITHOUT BLAME

WEEK 2 – COMPLAIN WITHOUT BLAME

I read some research a while ago that was not at all surprising. It determined that couples who have little or no conflict in the first year of marriage report being happier. However, if they have not had at least a moderate level of conflict to resolve by year three,...
WEEK 3 – BATTLESHIP

WEEK 3 – BATTLESHIP

Remember when you had the itch in the middle of your back; that one area that you can’t reach with either hand to scratch? You asked your spouse to scratch it, and inevitably their first attempt missed. Did you tell your spouse that they hit the spot by saying...
WEEK 4 – WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

WEEK 4 – WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

We tend to see what we expect to see. More than that, we actually help to promote what we expect to see. For example, if I think my wife is in a bad mood because of a difficult day at work and I hear her car pull up in the driveway I might tell myself, “Now would be a...