How to have a marriage without compromise
Amy McLaren
Thursday, February 19, 2015

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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. 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