Approaching my 55th birthday I said a prayer, 'Please let true love come into my life at this stage of my journey.' A couple of years later I was on a plane headed home from a speaking engagement in Chicago. A few minutes later, with cellphone in hand, a tall handsome gentleman strode up the aisle.
When you look close enough, you can see themes that shine through to be the rule rather than the exception. The commonalities aren't trivial either. They show that love is a combination of selflessness, hard work, conscientiousness, consideration, thoughtfulness and appreciation.
With everyone pulling an ERMAHGERD MERRERGE, I became Chandler Bing. Graeme wanted to move in together and I was like NOPE. He wanted to get joint banking accounts and I was like NOPE. But if it hadn't been for all the continuous external marriage talk, I doubt I would have been as hardcore about the NOPE's.
Every year, I get a slew of emails asking for Valentine's Day gift suggestions. This year, I noticed something a little different, most of the ema...
Here's how you can handle this situation: Tell your husband that you are the mom and you need to be respected. Also, tell him that his anxiety may end up harming both your marriage and your child's mental health.
Conflict exists in any marriage. Our challenge is to deal with differences constructively.
by Terri Pous, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of Erica OBrien Cake Design...
Can't wait to be alone with you, Babe... right after we read 47 bedtime stories and wipe the pasta off the dining room walls.
Being your best friend never gets old.
People are particularly persnickety about personal property, and rich or poor, our stuff means a lot to us. While wealthier people are more likely to have extensive estate planning documents in place, it's imperative across the board, as fights over tangible personal property often erupt.
In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?
It seems that being single in the church is a difficult situation these days. Many churches have made marriage and family somewhat of an idol. There have probably been millions of sermons delivered on dating, courting, marriage, waiting for marriage, etc.
I came upon my wedding picture recently, taken June 7th, 1980. My husband Randy and I were 23 years old. Thirty-five years ago we knew nothing much except we loved each other. But looking at this young bride, I give her kudos for one thing. She knew how to select a mate. To that end, I have 8 thoughts for any women out there not sure if their guy is husband material.
I'm not professing to paint a picture of perfection by any means, that would be unrealistic, unhelpful and I imagine fairly irritating! However, being married, working with the same person for over 10 years and throwing twins in the mix is not the easiest, most straight forward recipe to follow, but there are certainly benefits and high rises to enjoy along the way. I'm simply sharing my top tip ingredients to create a sweet tasting pie that we all call life.
My idea of romance has changed a bit since our kids entered the picture. Parenthood is like exploring a strange jungle together. Everyday brings something completely different from the next. As strange as it may sound, it can be pretty romantic. Stick with me on this one.
by Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose Even if you're not...