The secret to a healthy marriage isn’t in how you avoid conflict, but in how you learn to resolve it. Continue reading “Conflict resolution “
Hi everyone. I have a question for you.
Lets say there is a woman who, in the past, has been forced from her home by her husband, and separated from her children, (which then culminates in the ending of her marriage)…. now fast forward 10 years or so, she is remarried and her wonderful new husband decides to surprise her by buying her a ticket to go away by herself, without her children, to have a break. What do you think is likely to happen? How will this go? How is she likely to feel about this? Continue reading “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the whaaat?”
Run your own Race…
This idea has actually come up a number of times recently in a number of different contexts and as a principle applies to the way we do life whether we are running a literal race or not. Continue reading “Run Your Own Race”
The other week I had a few days where I was feeling like things weren’t going great with my husband. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I was just feeling unhappy. Continue reading “Feelings Change”
Hubby and I were driving the other day. It was a long drive. The girls were listening to music, so hubby took advantage of the opportunity to ask how I was feeling about our sex life at the moment. Continue reading “Let’s talk about sex (baby).”
It’s hard to feel romantic when you have kids trying to gain your attention when you are busy. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find time for romance. Continue reading “Creating Time for Romance”
“I’ve lost ‘me’,” said a lady at MOPS a few weeks ago. “I don’t know who I am anymore.” Her voice dropped as though she hardly thought her comment worth hearing, but every other mum in earshot turned as one to look at her and said, “I know what you mean.” Continue reading “I’ve lost me”
Why is it so hard to say sorry to the people who matter the most? Like hubby, like children, like mum or mother in law? Why is it even harder to ask for their forgiveness!
The first time someone asked me for forgiveness, I was struck by their humbleness, their honesty, their genuineness. It wasn’t like accidentally bumping someone in the supermarket and saying, “Oh sorry!”, or forgetting an extra nappy at childcare and covering it up with a ‘sorry’.
Unfortunately this is so true especially in the early years of parenting. Life can feel like an episode of ‘Survivor’ where each day we face a major battle just to keep everyone fed, clothed, relatively safe and the house in some sort of order; and making love to the one we love most can fall way down on our ‘to do’ list. There always seems to be something else that urgently needs our attention and energy – but nothing is more important than nurturing your relationship with the man you love.
The thought came sometime between settling my youngest child for bed and clearing up the dinner dishes in the kitchen.
Intoxicated with the warmth of the summer evening and all the promise of the new year, I decided I wanted to go somewhere. And not just wherever my feet wandered, I wanted to go somewhere on purpose. Continue reading “Setting Personal Goals”