A Marriage Quiz: How Are We Doing?

Do you ever take the temperature of your marriage?  Is it doing OK?  Fireworks still there?  Not bad, but not great either? Or so cold, rigor mortis is setting in?  Marital relationships are so complex it isn't easy to determine how...

25 Bits of Wedding Anniversary Silver

Today is my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Ours is not a perfect marriage, thank God, and I certainly do not assume that what worked for us will do for everyone. Being in a romantic mood, however, I thought I'd share some of what I think got us here. Not in...

Congratulations! You Got Engaged!

The holidays are a prime 'getting engaged' season.  Love and hope are are in  the air. A beautiful ring makes the ultimate gift. Decorations and bright lights provide a perfect backdrop. Friends and relatives are conveniently gathered so that...