Human beings love to be in control. But in marriage, when one person tries to control another true intimacy is impossible. You know that’s true if your spouse is the control freak. But what can you control in your marriage?
While learning to love well is a life-long process, loving well was something I was privileged to deeply experience with my husband. Though by no means perfect, God blessed me with a very loving marriage. That could never have happened unless I learned to love well.
Christmas is only a few days away – and you’re alone. Well, not really alone, not totally. But you’re single. There’s no one to kiss on Christmas Eve, no one to share a hot chocolate with in front of the fire, no one to walk with hand-in-hand through the snow. Being single at Christmas is just not cool.
The little olivewood creche was special to me ever since I had purchased it at a little tourist shop in Bethlehem. Travel and several moves later it was badly broken, not much more than a pile of wooden pieces. But I couldn’t get rid of it.
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. Scientific research, countless personal stories, and good old common sense demonstrate that being grateful is good for you – physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. A day to do this together is awesome. And I’d like to share my grateful list with you.