Three Simple Rules for Anyone Attending a Birth

 This post is dedicated to all of the fathers, partners, husbands, and others who will be attending births in the near future. While we, the pregnant women, appreciate your willingness and desire to be present at the births of our children, we do respectfully request that you follow a few ground rules during your participation in this important event. Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind when the time comes. Rule number one. Everything changes once those contractions start coming. It does not matter what I said last month, last week, yesterday, or even this morning. It does … Continue reading

Can Your Husband Trust You?

Let me ask you a question…can your husband trust you? I’m not talking about in the sense that you won’t cheat on him. Of course, I hope he can trust you in that way. But I’m talking about the “little” stuff, or the stuff that we categorize as being little. Can your husband trust you with the finances? Do you spend without making sure you have the money? Do you spend even when you know you don’t have the money? Do you hide purchases? These are all ways that might demonstrate you can’t be trusted with the finances. Can your … Continue reading

Keeping It Real

Already blogging in the Fitness, Home Business and Parenting Teens categories I am very excited to be contributing to the area of Marriage. I have such a tender heart toward marriages, especially those that are struggling because in my own we have been able to overcome some incredibly trying times. In September we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. Not only can I hardly believe we have been married for almost 20 years but there are many others who are just as surprised. You see, our marriage was labeled as being doomed from the very beginning. My hope is that … Continue reading

A Wedding Ring for Your Man?

Trends come and go in marriage as they do in other aspects of life. In my parent’s generation, the men never wore wedding rings. If you look around at many elderly men you will see few wedding rings. By the time we Mick and I married there was so starting to change. Yet, even in my husband’s age group one time I looked around the guys we were with, some of whom were a few years younger than us, and Mick was he only man wearing a wedding ring. Mick is not one for wearing jewelry apart from his watch, … Continue reading

Appreciating Your Spouse’s Friendships

Last night as we sat down to dinner, the phone rang. We had a long day out wrapping up the Christmas shopping and doing a huge bulk session of grocery shopping to fill our freezer and be prepared for the coming winter months when getting out of the driveway is sometimes impossible. Needless to say, the kids were tired, hungry and cranky, and I had just dropped a box of organize shelf-stable chocolate milk on my toes, trying to get it down the basement stairs. So, my first instinct was to ignore the phone, but my husband got to it … Continue reading

When You Love Someone

When you love someone it doesn’t matter what you do. Just being together is enough. Saturday was one of those together days and evenings for Mick and me. While the washing was in the machine, immediately after breakfast we went to the local markets where we bought fresh fruit from the orchard and those vegetables, Mick hasn’t got ready in our own garden, we bought fresh from the market garden. We also found a Christmas gift at one of the stalls and then Mick bought me a silver bracelet for no reason except that I admired it. He’s a sweetie … Continue reading

How Much Support Would Your Mate be for You?

When you take your marriages vows, you vow to love one another through better and through worse. The better part is always an easy one to uphold. However, many couples struggle when it comes to the worse clause. Courtney had discussed in a previous article wives that stand by their husbands through scandals and such. She also talked about how they stand by their man devoted (at least in the public’s eye). There are also women and men who stand by one another through affairs and cheating. Today I want to look at things from a little different perspective. What … Continue reading

The Blessings of the Priesthood

There are lots of reasons to be grateful for my husband, but recently I stopped to ponder how fortunate I am to have a worthy priesthood holder in my home. As a convert, this is not a blessing I have taken for granted, but I must confess that in the last six and a half years of marriage, there have been times when I have forgotten what a wonderful thing this is. I have been working with an inactive single mom, trying to love her back to church and show her that we still love and care for her. In … Continue reading

Ask Your Husband

I understand not everyone who reads this has a husband. So, for the purpose of what I have to share, feel free to insert whoever you feel is a voice of reason in your life. And yes, for those of you ladies who do not feel your husband is a reasonable voice, feel free to consider someone else’s name to insert where you see the word “husband”. I intend to share from my own thoughts here so please humor me. God sure is creative! Generally speaking men and women are so different. Though I don’t believe I’m as complicated as … Continue reading

Becoming a Healthier Wife

When I made my marital vows to my husband, putting on weight and feeling too tired for housework or intimacy was not a part of them! I was supposed to be his beautiful bride, someone he would want to love, honor and cherish for life. I’ve been wonderfully blessed with a husband who has never made mention of me being overweight in a negative way. He has truly loved me not showing shame with me, and this is a huge reason why I believe he deserves to have me be a healthier and more beautiful wife. I wasn’t prepared for … Continue reading