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2 Critical and Dangerous Assumptions in a Marriage—Ron Edmondson
Always thankful for Ron’s wisdom.
There are 2 critical assumptions in a marriage relationship.
I mean critical.
And, dangerous assumptions to make.
Making these two assumptions and not understanding the gravity of them can cause major problems in the relationship.
In my experience, the assumptions happen naturally — and often cause conflict — but when they are misunderstood, the conflict magnifies exponentially.
How to Fall Out of Love—Lore Ferguson
Good stuff from Lore.
Someone asked me how to fall out of love with her ex-boyfriend. “You don’t,” I said. “The problem is not that you love him too much, it’s that you love everything else too little.”
What sets marriage apart from every other relationship is not the love between a man and a woman (although that love is a mystery, who can comprehend it?), it is merely covenant. Love waxes and wanes, ebbs and flows, and there are some days when we barely love ourselves let alone love others. Covenant binds the man and woman together when love seems an impossible venture.
Love & Money: The Real Cost of Valentine’s Day [infographic]—Daily Infographic
I love infographics.
Hallmark’s claim to fame is among us again: the holiday with less history than Kim Kardashian, and more money flowing than a small African nation. Besides the jest, having a night to designate for your loved one is important. Going out and emphasizing the reason why you’re in love is even more important. Let’s face it though, the single guys and girls are the real success stories of Valentine’s day. Young men and women facing their fears and asking each other out for a night on the town on the most romantic day of the year is devastatingly hard.
We’ve all been there. The first time, it took a two-hour conversation in order for me to gather up the nerves to ask my love out. Of course she said yes (thank God). From there it was easy going. Just kidding, my love life is a roller coaster ride and every Valentine’s Day, I’m either wrought with anxiety from not having a date, or riddled with the equivalent of having to plan an extravagant night out with my significant other.
In case you missed it last week. This was great.