When Jean and I first entered premarital counseling, we knew that we were meant for each other. We enjoyed most of the same things and were alike in almost every way.When we finished our last session a week later, that had all changed. We were both thinking, “Wow, we are nothing alike!” And we were wondering, “Are we going to be okay?”At some point, every couple recognizes their differences, and something strange happens when they do: The whole idea of “two becoming one” gets turned into, “My spouse should become more like me.”When author and blogger Melanie Shankle realized how different she and her husband were, she had a revelation.The post The Joys and Challenges of Marrying Your Opposite appeared first on Jim Daly.
Do you remember when you were first married – how you and your spouse enjoyed endless conversation, had fun together every weekend, and always seemed to have time for one another?Do you remember how all of that changed in the years after you became parents – how every moment seemed busy with sports practice, dentist appointments, and school programs?Once a couple has children, it's easy for the marriage to get pushed down the priority list.The post Loving Your Spouse in the Midst of Parenthood appeared first on Jim Daly.
If you made a list of all the bad things that you never thought would happen, what would you write down?For some, picking up the broken pieces of your life and starting over again with a blended family might be at the top of that list.This new chapter may have come about through death or divorce or some other circumstance, but the challenge is the same: how to overcome the difficulties common to blended families and give this new part of your life its best chance to thrive.The post Improving Your Marriage as a Blended Family Couple appeared first on Jim Daly.
The story of Marisol and Joel Lopez, a couple who find Christ's love in the midst of field labor.
So often we homeschooling moms struggle to find time to nurture our relationships with our husbands. It’s hard to make time for our husbands when we’re so busy (and often so overwhelmed) with homeschooling, cooking, cleaning, and just trying to keep everyone fed and alive! That’s why we created two weeks of valentines for couples! […]The post Two Weeks of Valentines for Couples appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.