Some people are naturally optimistic and some fall more toward the side of pessimism. It’s just the way they are wired. These perspectives seep into all aspects of life, and marriage is not exempt. Optimists see a bright future for the relationship with opportunities abounding.… Read More »Don’t Assume the Worst
I have traveled to India several times. One thing that always amazes me is the traffic and the way people drive there. A given four-lane road may contain seven actual lanes, consisting of cars, trucks, scooters, pedestrians and cows. Despite the seeming chaos, it seems… Read More »Look Forward in your Marriage
The more that you give in a marriage, the more that you have. These authors will explain why it is critical to focus on your own behavior in a marriage, rather than criticizing your spouse
Trust. A simple concept in theory. If you do what you say you will do (or don’t do what you say you won’t do), I will trust you. Violate that, and distrust emerges quickly. Many people are reluctant to trust quickly. Trust must be earned… Read More »Trust is not a Goal, It’s an Indicator of Intimacy
This whole experience has been a mixed blessing for our marriage. The move itself was trying and I know we frustrated each other with our different styles and approaches to the project. But far more important is the blessing that we are now experiencing as we explore and discover the new area in which we live.