Monthly Archives: February 2013

The #1 Rule for Building a Happy Marriage

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Jesus spelled out our standard in the Sermon on the Mount: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Luke 6:31) Confucius taught a similar principle: “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” As did Buddha: “What is hateful to you, don’t do to others; what is delightful to you, do for others,… Read more »

In Praise of the Manly Man

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My husband and I had a lovely Valentine’s Day yesterday. He brought me roses and a huge box of chocolates, then took me out for dinner and a movie. I wrote him a poem. It’s not the first poem I’ve given him for Valentine’s Day, and it probably won’t be the last. Although I wrote it specifically for my husband,… Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Love is patient... subway art

Romancing and roses aside, this is the love we must build our marriage on if we want it to last: the perfect, self-sacrificing, putting-the-needs-of-another-ahead-of-my-own, 1 Corinthians 13 sort of love that Jesus shows us. Let’s make it our goal to demonstrate that kind of love to our families — not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day of the year…. Read more »

5 Must-Read Books for Women Who Think

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One of my readers recently criticized me for promoting what she considers oppressive and archaic beliefs regarding marriage and motherhood. “Read something – anything – on feminism,” she pleaded. “Learn to respect yourself, then you can respect others.” Of course, this is a cleaned-up version of what she actually wrote. Her original comment was so riddled with expletives and venomous… Read more »

HOPE for Hurting Marriages

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I’m over at The Laundry Moms this weekend writing about HOPE for Hurting Marriages. Marriages are under assault today like never before. Even rock-solid relationships are not immune to attack, whether those attacks come from without or within. It is possible to safeguard our marriages and to protect our homes and families from the forces that would seek to destroy… Read more »