A lost art?
Amy McLaren
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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