Batman V Superman: 7 Important Take-Aways

7 Lessons We can Learn from Batman V Superman

My husband surprised me yesterday by bringing home tickets to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. And he didn’t just get tickets for the two of us, either. He bought enough for our kids and grandkids to see it, too, who crowded eagerly into the theater sporting superhero shirts and capes. Here are a few important lessons I learned from… Read more »

Is It Wrong for Singles to Think about Sex?

Is it sinful for singles to think about sex?

I received the following sweet message last month from a reader who raised several good questions. Since other singles may be wondering about the same thing, I decided to post my response here: Question: Hello Mrs. Flanders, I enjoy reading your blog, Loving Life at Home. Not many married Christian women are as open to talking about sex as you… Read more »

10 Ways to Stop Arguing with your Spouse

10 tips for couples who want to quit quarreling

How can I stop quarreling in my marriage? That’s the message one of my readers sent in a few weeks ago. Only eight words, but they describe a big problem. How can the solution to such a simple, straight-forward question be so elusive? Even in the best of marriages, couples will occasionally “butt heads.” How do we keep conflicts from… Read more »

Can a Married Woman Have Male Friends?

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Should a Married Woman Have Male Friends

“What would be your advice to a wife on male friendships?” That’s the question one of my readers sent in a few weeks ago. From the signature, it appears to have been written by the husband, not the wife — which tells me the matter has likely become a point of contention in their marriage already. By way of response,… Read more »

How to Find Happiness: 6 Keys to Lasting Love

For a happy, lasting marriage, focus on what you can give -- not on what you can get.

I’m hoping the stats have changed since last year’s embarrassing security breach, but February 15th has historically been the busiest, most profitable day of the year for the adultery-marketing website known as Ashley Madison. Why is that? Why would record numbers of married folks go looking for an affair the very next day after Valentine’s? I can answer that in… Read more »

Date Night: What if My Husband Won’t Plan It?

Date Night - What to do if your husband won't plan it...

I received this question from one of my readers several months ago. I replied privately at the time, but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner (and all the attendant expectations wives sometimes muster up this time of year), I thought it might be a good idea to share my thoughts on this subject here. Question: What do I do… Read more »

Sunrise, Sunset: A Celebration of Marriage

Some of you know that our second-oldest son got married last fall. We couldn’t be more delighted with the girl he chose to be his bride, but I must confess to shedding a few tears during the wedding ceremony at the thought of how very quickly he grew up. It brought to mind this wonderful old song from Fiddler on… Read more »

My Top 15 Posts for 2015

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My top 15 posts of 2015. Some good stuff here!

I intended to publish this post a week ago, but we’ve been migrating this site to a new server, and the process made it completely inaccessible for about four days. Sorry about that! The good news is, the task is done now. The bad news is, I was not able to migrate any of my WordPress subscribers. So if you… Read more »

Q&A: How Can I Be a Happier Person?

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If happiness eludes you, try practicing these six principles and watch your joy multiply...

I received the following message on my “Love Your Husband” Facebook page this week: I just came across your write up on how to ruin your marriage. I have to say that I am guilty on all counts. However I am not a happy woman and I don’t feel competent enough to be a career woman, a mother, and a… Read more »