Wrong Delivery: 3 Marriage Thoughts on Communication

We have an ongoing issue in the Barringer home. Our mailbox, periodically, gets mail for someone who lives 4 blocks from us. It’s not like it’s random mail from the neighborhood but from a home who possesses the same house number but on a completely different street. It’s kind of frustrating, but we do whatContinue reading “Wrong Delivery: 3 Marriage Thoughts on Communication”

What spoon do I use? 2 Thoughts on Dealing with Marital Measurements

From the youngest of ages, I’ve enjoyed cooking. For me, it’s quite therapeutic to chop, dice, slice, filet, etc. But I confess, even though I’ve cooked hundreds of meals… I don’t know the difference between a tablespoon and teaspoon. Stupid huh? I literally watch Food Network on my iPad while I cook and I still haveContinue reading “What spoon do I use? 2 Thoughts on Dealing with Marital Measurements”

Valentine Response: 2 Marital Responses to this Holiday

If you know me, I’m a huge fan of marriage. I love studying the beauty of how man and woman come together in a moment and take a lifetime of being woven together with Jesus to form a “cord not easily broken.” I marvel at how two broken, imperfect, and opposites can connect and commitContinue reading “Valentine Response: 2 Marital Responses to this Holiday”

What does the future of your marriage look like? 3 Questions to Ask

I’m not married to the same woman I married back in 1998. Let me clarify. I’m married to the same human, but she’s not the same person. Really, neither one of us are. Marriage wasn’t meant to be a change of a title (single to married) or a feat to accomplish. Marriage is raw materialContinue reading “What does the future of your marriage look like? 3 Questions to Ask”

Marriage Blog: 2 Thoughts about Navigating Through Your Differences

I’m a proponent of dating before and after marriage. Dating, in my opinion, is a very good thing on both sides of marriage. What you used to win a heart before marriage helps you keep a heart after you’ve married.  But if you’re not careful, you can get deceived by the pre-marriage dating process. LetContinue reading “Marriage Blog: 2 Thoughts about Navigating Through Your Differences”

Turn Signals: 2 Types of Marital Signals

We all have signals. Whether we purposely try, we operate in them all the time. I can pick up the signals from my staff on what kind of morning they’ve had just by their body language, the tone of their voice, or their silence when they come in and slam their office door. Two SundaysContinue reading “Turn Signals: 2 Types of Marital Signals”

Marriage Mondays: 3 Ways We Can Play fair

So I thought I’d try something new. For the past 5 years-ish, I’ve reserved most of my marriage blogging for Fridays as people are heading into the weekend. So I thought, like a good cup of Costa Rican coffee on Monday morning, I’d start off the week with a simple marital challenge. So today, IContinue reading “Marriage Mondays: 3 Ways We Can Play fair”