Hugging Porcupines

Sometimes people are like prickly porcupines. In hugging or helping them you may get hurt in the process. But, God loves us even when WE are the prickly porcupine. We need to love our spouses, children, siblings, parents, friends, neighbors even when they are prickly porcupines. Hugging prickly people brings healing. Have you hugged a…

The Beauty of an Aging Mind

My husband likes to tease me every time I start to say something and forget what I was going to say, and whenever I misplace something like keys. He reminds me that I am not getting younger. It is true that our first grandchild is on the way, but on the other hand my parents…

Marriage Re-Sweet

Hiking up to the summit of one of the Blue Ridge Mountains through a canopy of red, yellow, and orange leaves intermingled among the pine trees, my husband and I reconnected. We attended a marriage retreat last weekend based on the new movie Courageous. The Festival of Marriage retreat took place in North Carolina among…

If Marriage were a School Subject

If marriage were a school subject, would it be more like math and science or art, drama, and PE? Marriage is not about a husband giving 50% and a wife giving 50%. It is about 100% + 100% = 100%. That’s not logical or mathematical, but that is what it takes for a marriage to…