“It takes two to make a marriage,” was the words I heard that were meant to ridicule me for the way I had treated my marriage. And in fact, those words did strike a nerve with me. Those words did remind me of how much I had failed my marriage. I was the one who still wanted to be married, but I really had no idea what it took to “make a marriage.” Continue reading
I will never forget the phone call I made that day. I was fighting to save my marriage and after weeks of sleeping on the couch because I refused to move out, I had finally seen a glimmer of hope.
I began to see my wife willing to at least talk about us and ask questions that sounded as if she was considering giving us another chance. It was then that I felt I needed to talk to one other person. If I could just get him to give her some space so that she could make the decision that would be best for her and our children. Then maybe I thought, we would have a chance. Continue reading
It’s that time of year where men, women, boys and girls, are trying hard to come up with the perfect Valentines Day surprise. Cards are being pick over, gifts are bought, and reservations are made in effort to treat that special person in a way that will reflect how we really feel about them.
I love it, it is a great time to bring our relationships to the forefront of our lives. But, I struggle with the fact that after this day has come and gone, there will be a lot of relationships slipping back into a pattern of taking each other for granted.