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4-Steps to Protect your Marriage from Comparisons

I am competitive. An athlete in high school, I used to thrive on the opportunity to set swim meet records, block the soccer shot, or make a free throw.  Competition motivated me to work harder and improve my skills. It did the same for my college studies. But being competitive in marriage is dangerous. Ever …

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What to Do When Your Husband is Mean

You’re riding along the path of wedded bliss and out of nowhere – WHAM – you get broadsided by an unwelcome or hurtful comment from your husband. Maybe it was a criticism or an accusation. He might have ridiculed you about a mistake you’d made in the past. Perhaps he portrayed you in an unflattering …

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She’s Angry… Watch out!

I was angry at my husband. REALLY angry. For no particular reason, either. There had been no fight. No unkind words. In fact, he’d been texting and Face-Timing me on a daily basis during the week we’d been apart. I was in Northern Wisconsin for two weeks while my son visited a nearby university. So much …

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Don’t Let the SIZZLE Fizzle!

Joyce Joyce was solid and reliable. She had been the cashier at Register 5 for more than a decade. Today, a woman in her 20s was purchasing a small, heart-shaped birthday cake, a bottle of champagne, raw oysters, and condoms. Joyce fought to keep her eyebrows from arching high in response to the young woman’s low-cut …

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