Monday, August 30, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Expecting Perfection

If you're looking for perfection, look in the mirror. If you find
it there, expect it elsewhere.

Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990, American publisher, businessman)
Everyone wants others to be tolerant of their own follies, weaknesses and foibles. Yet we are often harsh and intolerant of the weakness of others. In Matthew 7:3-5 we read:
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
Especially in marriage, it is important to be tolerant, kind-hearted and forgiving of each other.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Celebrate each other successes

Picture this: Your sweetheart got finished a project at work.

How do you react? People love to celebrate with others when an "event" occurs in their life. The events don't need to be the big ones either, event the small events in life need celebrating. Each life needs time spent celebrating with people who build us up and are happy for us. After I had been laid off and found a new job, I decided to celebrate the first anniversary of my new job. I went to the store and got a decorated cake and we made an "event" out of it.

What should you do when you spouse has good news? Be positive and excited. Don't become jealous, dismissive or selfish. We all know a gloomy Gus or two who always look on the down side of life. Maybe it is "I never get anything like that" or "that's nice dear" or "great, now you can have time to weed the garden".

Instead be positive and celebrate together.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Friday, April 23, 2010

All Pro Dad: 10 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad is a resource for fathers and husbands with a positive attitude on marriage and and parenting. This short article is a great reminder on the simply ways to keep the marriage going.

Monday, February 08, 2010

10 Ways to a Geeky Girl’s Heart

This article has some good ideas for Valentine's Day, even if your sweetheart isn't all that geeky. Most apply for what gals can do the the guys as well.

10 Ways to a Geeky Girl’s Heart | GeekDad |

Friday, February 05, 2010


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Nothing makes people so worthy of compliments as receiving them.
One is more delightful for being told one is delightful -- just as one is
angrier for being told one is angry.

Katherine F. Gerould

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Valentine's Day Gift Deals - Exclusive Offers and Discounts Deal - Best Price Cheap Sale Items Review Wholesale Sale Discount

Valentine's Day Gift Deals - Exclusive Offers and Discounts Deal - Best Price Cheap Sale Items Review Wholesale Sale Discount: "Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone? Valentine's Day deals have been rolling in and we will continue to update as more become available. Techbargains has many exclusive coupons and offers on jewelry, travel, flowers and more: Flowers, Jewelry, Watches, Perfume and Romantic Get-aways"

Monday, February 01, 2010

Romance Your Sweetheart with the $99 Valentine's Day Package

Romance Your Sweetheart with the $99 Valentine's Day Package Surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with the Utah Shakespearean Festival Romance Package. This romantic summer getaway includes tickets to the Festival’s production of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” and a certificate for dinner at the Garden House of Cedar City. All packages will be shipped free of charge with a special Valentine’s Day card. . Packages are available now through Feb. 12 at 1-800-PLAYTIX (1-800-752-9849) and or at the Festival website.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Flirt With the One You Love -- Why You Should Flirt With Your Spouse

I came across this article on flirting with your sweeite. Well worth a read.

Flirt With the One You Love -- Why You Should Flirt With Your Spouse: "One of the things the two of you did when you first met and started dating was to flirt with one another. You were able to convey your intentions in a playful and romantic way through your flirting with each other."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Love is in the Air

Classes - Utah Marriage - "
'Love is in the Air ' A Northern Utah Marriage Celebration

Date: 02 12 2010
Time: 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Weber State University Shepherd Union Building

Join us for an evening featuring workshops from marriage and family professionals entertainment by Greg Simpson and keynote speaker Dr. John Lund. Tickets are $25 couple of $15 single if purchased through SmithsTix by Feb. 7th."


Saturday, January 02, 2010

Now you know how it feels

How do you feel today?
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A while back a wife posted of how she felt neglected by the time her husband spent on the computer and most particular on the social networking sites. Time passes and the shoe is on the other foot. Now the husband is feeling neglected by her computer use. Her response: now you know how it feels.

Now were going to play a little game. It is called "what happens next". There are two possible responses for the husband to make.
Option 1:
Realizing how his wife feels, the husbands commits himself to not neglecting his wife and to make it up to her.
Option 2:
Realizing that his wife his wife is a hypocrite for doing the exact thing that makes her feel neglected, the husband now feels both neglected and betrayed. Although he doesn't think about it, he will at some future time "let her know how it feels" as well.
If you choose option 1, then I hope you enjoy your romance novel life. Option 2 is normal response. It is just another for of the "eye for an eye" that Jesus talked about in Matthew 5:38. It is about revenge, selfishness and spite.

Jesus taught a better way. In Matthew 5:44 He said do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Rather than seeking to let the other know how it feels, seek to let them know how feel and to find a way together.

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