10 Essentials for a Fun, Healthy, & Lasting Marriage

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered. ”

                                    — F. Scott Fitgzerald


Our marriage is rocking and rolling right now.  But it hasn't always been that way.  During our 25 years together, we have seen some incredible highs but we've also experienced some earth shattering lows.  In fact, we are often amazed that we are still together.  I love to tell Tracy that if we had ever decided to end our marriage, we never would have had the chance to get to this fantastic place that we're in right now.  So, while we don't profess to have all the answers, below is a list of some things that we've learned along the way to intentionally invest in our relationship. 

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The Art of Restraint in Parenting

You know those insightful moments that remain in our minds? Here is one of mine as a Jr. High drama teacher. Right before the bell rang for class to begin one day, I received an email from the president of the school to all the teachers concerning a project he was working on about honesty. He wanted to gather our thoughts on why some students might be tempted to lie.

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10 Romance Starters from Him

Men always want to be a woman's first love -

Women like to be a man's last romance.  

         Oscar Wilde


It all started in college when I wanted to impress my new girlfriend with a trail of candy kisses leading to ME, inside my apartment, that I shared with 3 other colorful guys.  All was going as planned, until I found out that my roommates had methodically & deviously eaten every single one of them before she arrived..... 

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That Bruce, He's a Dreamer

You know that guy, who drives around having a party, singing in his car listening to 70's and 80's music?  Well, quite possibly, you've encountered my husband on the road.  When he comes home from work, it is probable to discover him lingering in the garage, jamming in the car until the crescendo of his favorite ELO song is over. 

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