Marriage At Risk: Asking Questions For the last couple weeks, we’ve been talking about marriages at risk, highlighting the kinds of behavior that can suggest weak spots in a relationship between a husband and wife. In order to assess the risks, we’ve discussed, you need to ask two sets of questions here: Problem Questions [...]
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Celebrate Your Mom One of the reasons you are reading this article is because of your mother. I don’t necessarily mean that she influenced your love of reading, although maybe she did, but she gave birth to you and therefore you exist. For that reason alone, you can give thanks. Beyond that, it might [...]
Step Back Flip on the television for a half hour and unless you’re watching cartoons, you’re likely to see footage of a war, a natural disaster, a human catastrophe, or the latest celebrity’s fall from grace. Click onto a news website and you’ll see mudslinging all over the headlines while [...]
Straight Up If you’re like me, you’ve often interpreted your spouse’s words incorrectly. For example, if my wife says, “fine” but her arms are crossed, her eyes are like slits and her tone is sharp enough to cut wood, it doesn’t mean everything is okay. Or how about when you [...]
Signs of Significance Digital billboards are making their way into the world. Although old-fashioned billboards still dominate most major highways and thoroughfares, digital billboards can be seen locally along Interstate 196 near Holland and on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids. They are very colorful and bright, but depending on what [...]
Mama Mia! I watched a woman drive her van into the parking lot of the local grocery store. I was there waiting in the car for my wife to come out and this lady pulled into the spot in front of me. She opened the driver’s side door slowly as [...]
Good, Selfish Parenting Years ago a guy sat in my office and called me selfish because I have four kids. He was ashamed of me, he said, because I was so egocentric that I had gone and tried to create myself all over again, four times. Little versions of me, [...]
Perfect Parenting Before my first child was even out of the womb, I felt comfortable that I had parenting figured out. I was dead serious that I was going to be a perfect parent. My kids were not going to be the ones running around in a grocery store upset [...]
We’ve Got It Backwards Marriage is supposed to be permanent and parenting is supposed to be temporary. It seems as though our society has it backwards. It feels like we are slipping into a thought pattern of thinking marriage is temporary and parenting lasts forever as we see more children [...]
The Wisdom of Thinking Recently I came across a poster that said, “Before you speak…THINK!” Using a mnemonic, the author then took the letters of the word “think” and developed questions people should ask themselves before speaking. Let me explain. The first letter of the word “think” is “t”. The [...]