Category Archives: Hospitality and Marriage

What We Did For Love

We have been traveling, hence no post last week.  We spent time with our daughter and son-in-law as their girls moved on from elementary to junior high and junior high to high school. In addition the girls were in dance … Continue reading

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Happy Couples’ Suggestions for a Happy Marriage

A recent Thomson Reuters/IPSOS Tribune poll reported in the January 5 Chicago Tribune reviews the results of a survey completed by 1783 adult Americans.  It asked questions about the level of their happiness with their relationship.  Ninety-four percent expressed satisfaction … Continue reading

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Fruitfulness in Marriage

When we were teaching high school students about Catholic marriage, we used a Catholic Update titled The Sacrament of Marriage by Mary and James Kenny, written in the 1980s and still available at American Catholic.org.  One section, Directed Toward Fruitfulness, … Continue reading

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Three Honeymoon Promises

Recently, while we were waiting at the hair salon I came across an article in Good Housekeeping magazine titled “Kiss in the Morning.”  Gretchen Rubin spoke of and cited several others who spoke of the value of different ways to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Intimacy

(Bob) The word “intimacy” seems to be popping up a lot recently.  It seems to appear most often in connection with sexual activity.  An online article suggested that we are all looking for intimacy, but usually settle for intensity.  A … Continue reading

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Holiday Meals

We dedicate this post to our long-time friends, Phil and Paula Crow.  They lived as a marriage should be lived – with joy in each other and  in the service of God and his people.  Phil died yesterday after many … Continue reading

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