Marital Traffic: 3 Ways to Face Marital Challenges

Periodically, when I’m performing weddings, I’ll read an excerpt from a piece written by Robert Fulghum called, “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. ” It’s a fun take of how we can approach life, especially in marriage. It says” Most of what I really need to know about how to liveContinue reading “Marital Traffic: 3 Ways to Face Marital Challenges”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Live at the Right Level”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.           Sunday, we continued our seriesContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Live at the Right Level””

Quality Beats Quantity: 2 Thoughts about Marital Communication

You may know what you are talking about but does your spouse know what you are talking about? It’s a pretty sobering question if you really ponder on it. All too often, I take for granted, because of our 20 years of marriage, that Anne is just going to get what I’m saying. Not necessarilyContinue reading “Quality Beats Quantity: 2 Thoughts about Marital Communication”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Scent of the Soul”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.           Sunday, we kicked off aContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Scent of the Soul””

The New Norm. 20 Lessons on Our 20th Anniversary

As usual, I like to write marriage blog commemorating milestones and moments. And for today, our 20th anniversary, I wanted to address something that, I hope, will encourage and perhaps give some couples a feeling of liberty. Quite often we get messages that say, “I just want things they way they used to be.” Usually,Continue reading “The New Norm. 20 Lessons on Our 20th Anniversary”

My Marriage Got Hacked: 4 Questions to Un-Hack Your Marriage

My wife and I were having a discussion the other day about a specific social media post we see all too often. It says something to the fact of, Sorry everyone. My account somehow got hacked. Ignore any messages from me.  Some people get legitimately “hacked.” And that is something to NOT take light of.Continue reading “My Marriage Got Hacked: 4 Questions to Un-Hack Your Marriage”

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”

Fighting Change: 4 Thoughts on Change in Your Marriage

It seems to me that people don’t like change. Even those that proclaim how much they enjoy change, usually are speaking to specific changes they prefer and not necessarily all change. But isn’t “change” part of how we fell in love? We met someone who was of a different sex, from a different family, withContinue reading “Fighting Change: 4 Thoughts on Change in Your Marriage”

Easing the Frustration: Creating Marital Change 7 Days at a Time

Ever been frustrated with your spouse? Yep. Every been discouraged in your marriage? Me to. Every been disappointed in your mate? Never. Would Anne have answered these in a similar way? Absolutely (with the exception that she’d tell the truth on question #3). Congrats. You have a very normal and a very human marriage.  YetContinue reading “Easing the Frustration: Creating Marital Change 7 Days at a Time”