Do Women Expect Endless Courtship?

At marriage conferences my husband and I tell the story of a couple that had been married for thirty years. The wife was very unhappy. Her husband didn’t communicate well. He wasn’t mushy. He wasn’t overly affectionate. Finally, on their anniversary,...

Wifey Wednesday: What Makes Men Romantic?

  It’s Wednesday, the day when we talk marriage! I introduce a topic, and then you follow up either by commenting or by writing your own post and then linking up! This Wifey Wednesday post is reprinted from 2009. Photo by Rev Stan Many of you would kill for...

We Aren't Islands

Every Friday my syndicated column appears in a bunch of newspapers in southeastern Ontario. Here’s this week’s! Many of us long to live in a world where we shouldn’t have to do anything for anyone else. We set the course for our own lives; we decide...

Ballroom Dancing Lessons

A couple of years ago my husband and I took ballroom dancing lessons. It was so much fun. I just love dancing, but jumping around to current hits never struck me as something fun. Actually looking like you know what you’re doing, and moving together, is very,...