Enjoying The Journey · Marriage

Why Phone Etiquette Matters

I believe that good manners start at home. When we treat our family members with respect, they learn how to treat others in the same way. When our family members see us exercising good manners, they learn and are encouraged to do the same. A great place to start with good manners is the way… Continue reading Why Phone Etiquette Matters

Marriage

The Question That’s Making A Difference In My Marriage

The longer I'm married, the harder I have to work at it. Familiarity, busyness, independence and selfishness all crowd in and turn me into a routine-driven checklist-making wife instead of a caring, thoughtful one! Marriage isn't like a good housekeeping routine that can be put on auto-pilot. It takes hard work and constant intention.  Several… Continue reading The Question That’s Making A Difference In My Marriage

Faith · Marriage

Thoughts On Marriage, Divorce and Hope

I like to write homemaking posts where I acknowledge how dirty and and cluttered our homes can be - and then inspire you by showing how I've cleaned and organized my home. I want to do the same with this post. Marriage is hard and definitely not as easy as organizing a closet, but there… Continue reading Thoughts On Marriage, Divorce and Hope

Faith · Marriage

Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart

In my efforts to be a grateful, polite person, I always try to thank whoever is bagging my groceries at the store. Last week I turned to the young adult as he finished putting my bags in my cart and said, "Thanks!" He looked back at me and said cheerfully, "Of course! Do you need… Continue reading Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart