Smiling Socks…(Visiting my friends…)

My husband and I just celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary last night with a scorching hot softball game (it was 105 degrees outside) and a trip to Chili’s for dinner with the kids.

My how our lives have changed!

Over the last thirteen years we’ve learned a lot. Experience is a great teacher, and, well, she comes by our place often.

So while we are certainly not the end-all-be-all-know-everything resource for marriage, we do have a tip or two in our back pocket to share with you every now and then.

When my friend, Sheila Wray Gregoire, asked if I would write a guest post for her site on marriage and family relationships, I was honored and excited.  Won’t you join me over at To Love, Honor and Vacuum for a little tea and story…I promise you won’t be disappointed!

I Love You's from the dresser drawer..

This week our Marriage Champions discussion group focused a very heavy topic, you ready?….duh-duh-dun….household responsibilities.

And while at first, it may seem like small potatoes in the land of marriage enrichment (I mean we are discussing difficult topics like communication, conflict management and sexual intimacy here), what we discovered is that “neglect of home and family” is second only to “mental cruelty” as a stated reason for divorce.

That’s right, household responsibilities are no small potatoes in marriage….click here to read more…

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