Do Your Kids Want a Marriage Like Yours?

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is Do Your Kids Want a Marriage Like Yours.  This post will conclude our series, I hope you enjoyed!

Marriage role model

Marriage role models.  That’s what we are.  To our kids.  To singles.  To other married couples.  Whether you like it or not, when you are married you are a “role model.”   The question is are you a good role model, or a bad role model?

Marriage’s Biggest Challenges Can Be Good For You

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is Your Biggest Marriage Obstacle and How To Deal With It.  Enjoy!

Obstacles in marriage can be a challenge

Money problems are the number one reason marriages end in divorce.  Everyone knows this, and many have witnessed it.  The finances in your marriage have the potential to be your biggest obstacle to having an awesome marriage.  I’m convinced every marriage has dealt with this obstacle regardless how much money they have.

My marriage is no different.  I can truly say money has been our biggest obstacle to date.  However, it has not been an obstacle we have let come between us.

Is your spouse your best friend? Do you want him/her to be?

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is Best Friends With Your Spouse.  Enjoy!

Being best friends with your spouse is a great thing!

One thing you may have heard is when you consider someone to marry you should be friends first.  If you are going to spend the rest of your life with someone, you should have a foundation of friendship.  We can all agree with that, and probably most of us can say it was true of our relationship before marriage.  But what about best friends?  Is your spouse your best friend?  And do you want to be best friends with your spouse?

How To Have a Great Relationship with Your In-Laws

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is Dealing With Your In-Laws.  Enjoy!

How to have a great relationship with your in-laws

How does the relationship with your in-laws affect the relationship with your spouse?  Could rocky in-law relationships cause rocky relations at home?  How great would it be if the relationship with your in-laws was a great one?  It is possible, and it is not much different than what it takes to make a healthy marriage.

Great Activities To Do with Your Spouse

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is Favorite Activities To Do With Your Spouse.  Enjoy!

Fun activities for you and your spouse

The 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing.  We have enjoyed them and look forward doing some fun Olympic-themed family activities over the remaining days.  This is a perfect time to share some of my favorite activities with my spouse.

You’re not interested in your spouse’s hobbies…what do you do?

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is Should Spouses Have Separate Hobbies.  Enjoy!

In marriage 2 become 1

What do you do when your spouse has hobbies and interests that you do not care for?  What happens when he/she has no interest in the things you like to do?  Is that okay in a marriage, or should you do something about it?

10 Ways to REALLY Know Your Spouse…and Then Some!

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is Really Knowing Your Spouse.  Enjoy!

10 Ways to REALLY Know Your Spouse

Do you know your spouse?  I mean do you REALLY know your spouse?  When this subject came up for this marriage series I questioned how well I really knew my spouse.  As I thought about what I would write, I realized that I desired to, and should, know her better.

Little White Lies. Are They Beneficial to Your Marriage?

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is Little White Lies.  Enjoy!

White lies in marriage

Have you ever told a “little white lie” to your spouse?  If you have never done so, you are probably one of the few.  With so many principles of marriage being disregarded in society today, the “white lie” is viewed as harmless.

What Makes a Healthy Marriage

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is a healthy marriage.  Enjoy!

Do you have a healthy marriage?  Before answering that, what makes a healthy marriage?  If you were to have a marriage checkup what would the physician prescribe?