522: LOVE LANGUAGE

“We assume that others show love in the same way that we do and if they don’t we worry the love isn’t there.” Anonymous

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Have you ever heard of the love languages? 

You may have heard of the book written by Dr. Gary Chapman, The 5 Love Languages, but maybe you haven’t read it yet. According to Dr. Chapman, your love language is the primary way that you express and experience love.

521: MARRIAGE THROUGH THE YEARS: PART 8 — GOLDEN YEARS

“Getting older is an adventure not a problem.” Betty Friedan

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Many look at getting older as a problem. They do everything to avoid getting older. The truth is that getting older is an adventure, not a problem.

Most see the golden years as a season full of endings, but in reality, every end also starts a new beginning.

519: MARRIAGE THROUGH THE YEARS: PART 7 — SANDWICH GENERATION

“Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about and the hardest thing in the world to do.” Matt Walsh

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Today, many couples are marrying later, starting families later. People are also living longer, so there is a real scenario happening for people in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. 

Simultaneously caring for their children AND dealing with aging parents at the same time. This is the sandwich generation, sandwiched between parents and kids.

515: MARRIAGE THROUGH THE YEARS: PART 5 — MOVING DAY

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” —Deepak Chopra

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When married, we all have “moving days” from moving into your first home, moving on to a new job or moving into a new season in your life with kids. Every couple has to face at least one type of moving day in their lives.

For some of us, they happen over time, while others occur in clusters. Moving happens and each comes with its own level of stress.