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  1. A lost art?
    20 Feb, 2019
    A lost art?
    “How do you know I love you?” asks Josh, as we hug each other in relief once the kids are in bed for the night. “Because you give me hugs. And when I buy plants, you plant them for me,” I reply. And after a pause: “How do you know I love you?” “You do my washing. And you don’t make a fuss when I go running when we could be having family time. You’re fine if I make time to do other things that are important to me.” Have a think about the last time you asked your spouse  / fiance(e) a question
  2. Nagging wife
    04 Feb, 2019
    When to bite your tongue (and a commonly believed lie revealed)
    As a woman in a heterosexual marriage, there are certain stereotypes that have a negative stigma in western society. If we bite our tongue and do not say what we are tempted to say to our husband, we are being weak, meek wives who let their husband get away with anything. On the other hand, if we never bite our tongue and constantly say whatever we think as soon as we think it, we become known as a nagging wife who is unpleasant to live with. While neither of these results is ideal, there are
  3. Marriage Without Compromise
    19 Feb, 2015
    How to have a marriage without compromise
    When people say marriage is all about compromise, I cringe. This word comes with such negative connotations. It just adds to the negative myths people throw at marriage. What if couples are compromising because maybe they haven’t been properly educated on how to have an argument? Rather than thinking about issues as arguments, I think of them as problem solving opportunities. If we find ourselves getting continually frustrated with one another, we just take that as a sign that there is something
  4. 04 Feb, 2015
    What to Expect: The First Two Years of Marriage
    We’ve been talking to a few couples that are all within their first two years of marriage. There’s a myth that the first two years are the “honeymoon period” and that after that, things go speedily downhill. It’s quite clear to me, the people who identify with that myth are couples who ignore the things that come up in those first two years, pretend everything is hunky dory, and after two years get tired of holding a mirage and get irritable. On the contrary, we’re finding that the couples we
  5. Ideal Marriage
    23 Apr, 2012
    Engaged couples share what their Ideal Marriage looks like
    Here are the answers to the other question some brides and grooms answered a week ago, at a wedding expo our business No Myth Marriages took part in. Most found the question “What does an Ideal Marriage Look like?” challenging to answer. From the boys, “happiness” stood out more strongly than anything else. From the girls, laughter, fun and friendship were the more common themes. The brides were a little more descriptive about what happiness actually meant for them! The all-out favourite

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