Category Archives: Marriage

Information about Sex Before Marriage

We found the following report on CNN.com, titled Men have upper hand in sexual economy.  It reports on research on the sexual behaviors of both men and women before marriage and some of the consequences of that behavior. Here is … Continue reading

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Does our view of marriage need to change?

Recently I (Rita) read an article titled Marriage Needs To Change If It’s Going to Survive, published on September 30, 2014 by Susan Pease Gadoua, L.C.S.W. in Contemplating Divorce.  While we don’t necessarily support some of the things she recommends she did make … Continue reading

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Those Trying Times in Marriage

Around New Year’s resolution time it occurred to me that we, and I suspect all, married couples have some low spots in their marriage and still do, occasionally.  I’m not talking about major crises that threaten a marriage, but the … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings

Our preparations for Christmas this year have been rather smooth.  Rita started shopping early and avoided the last-minute rush.  By yesterday afternoon the gifts were all wrapped and ready for the kids and grandkids.  We will have dinner and go … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar

These days before Christmas can be hectic and sometimes our relationship doesn’t get much attention.  We are late getting started, but taking a cue from the Advent Calendar, we give you a list of an activity that you can do … Continue reading

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As Long as We’re Together

Many times we have said: It doesn’t matter where we are, as long as we’re together.  There is truth in that statement.  It is always better to be together than to be apart.  In the past few months we have … Continue reading

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Folding Fitted Sheets (Continued)

Last week we wrote about wasting time in our relationship.  It occurred to us this week that it might be good to think about what we do that could look like wasting time, but isn’t,  and directly addressing issues so … Continue reading

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Folding Fitted Sheets

During the last week both of us have encountered a comment about folding fitted sheets.  I saw posts by several people on FaceBook about how to fold a fitted sheet.  Bob saw a book titled “Life is too Short to … Continue reading

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Is there anything new about marriage?

This morning Rita made the remark that we really know the basics of living together that produce good, happy long-term marriages.  The information is readily available.  Nevertheless, the news media constantly carry reports on new research about marriage and the … Continue reading

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A Dreary Fall Day

It is a dreary fall day.  Not any different than if the sun were shining and yet it is different.  Sunshine somehow gives us energy whereas dreary days, at least for most of us, make us want to pull up … Continue reading

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