Tag Archives: Seasons of Marriage

Our Anniversary

Today is our 48th wedding anniversary.  We remember a beautiful, sunny day and a small country church, St. Francis, in Cranberry Prairie, OH.  The years have been very good to us and God continues to bless us every day.  So … Continue reading

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Aging and the Christmas Tree (Repost)

We are taking a break to enjoy the holidays with our family.This is a repost from Dec 2012.  Our next post will be Jan 8, 2014.  We wish you a Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! (Bob) … Continue reading

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Marriage in Retirement: In the Land of the Living

Last week we considered some aspects of retirement, including the idea that we live in different lands at different times in our lives.  The phrase “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of … Continue reading

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Aging Joyfully Together – Marriage in Retirement

Among the programs we offer to groups on the subject of marriage is a presentation we call Aging Joyfully Together.  It offers couples inspiration to work at their marriage and helps them to see the wonderful possibilities they have for … Continue reading

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Mile Marker 70

(Bob) In reality there is nothing special about reaching an age ending with zero.  It is only because we have a number system based on the number ten that we give those decade years special significance.  However, there seems to … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Boomers

In an article Love lessons from the Boomers in the Chicago Tribune, October 3, 2012, Heidi Stevens cites some interesting statistics about changes in the divorce rate in the last two decades.  The overall divorce rate is down, the divorce … Continue reading

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Avoiding the 25-year Itch

In the August 2012 issue of U.S. Catholic, Wendy Donahue has an article:  The 25-year itch:  Empty nesters and the second half of marriage.  Ms Donahue cites a paper, “The Gray Divorce Revolution,” co-authored by Susan Brown.  She quotes: “Brown … Continue reading

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Big Questions We Face in Marriage

(Written by Rita with Bob adding his touch as needed) Recently I came across an article in Glamour magazine.  The article was “The Big Questions All Newlyweds Face–and How to Deal.  As I read the article I thought about how … Continue reading

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New Rules for a Good Marriage

In her article:  Marriage Advice: New Rules for a Good Marriage in Good Housekeeping, Sara Mahoney discusses myths about marriage and new rules that better match the realities of long-term marriages.  We found that much of what she says matches … Continue reading

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Lessons of Marriage

With the imminent change in seasons we started to think about the idea of seasons/stages and how they affect marriage.  We recognize that Dr. Gary Chapman has written a book titled, The Seasons of Marriage, but we want to put … Continue reading

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