Tag Archive: Marriage

Sep 29

What makes our marriage work- revisit the past

I (Karen) got the opportunity to go to a gorgeous outdoor wedding this weekend.  Kenny was sweet enough to watch our little girl while I got all primped up and went on a girls outing with my Mom and sister to a precious friends wedding. I was amazed how just hearing those wedding vows and …

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Aug 03

What makes our marriage work – sacrifice

greater good

Have you ever heard the saying “for the greater good”?  We joke around about it a lot shouting it out in a deep British accent like a bold knight or some grand wizard, but there is a lot of truth to that statement.  Especially after you have children.  Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for …

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Apr 04

What Makes Our Marriage Work: Count Your Blessings


It seems like in the day to day normal life of marriage it’s easy to get in a bit of a rut or get bogged down with the stresses of life.  One of the things that helps us keep things in perspective is to count our blessings.  Instead of dwelling on ‘oh, she forgot to …

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Feb 12

What’s Your Love Language?


Since the month of love is upon us I thought it would be fun to take some ‘love’ quizzes with Kenny.  One of the first ones that came to mind was to find out if we share the same love language.  In case you haven’t heard of this, the five love languages is a book …

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Dec 17

Too Good Not to Share


Karen saw this the other day and could not wait until I got home to show it to me.  It has to be the funniest thing that I have seen in a while.  Who ever design this commerical needs to make more of them, because they did an excellent job. It is very unique for a …

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Jun 20

What Makes Our Marriage Work : never stop flirting

Flirting cartoon birds

Kenny and I can have the best time just talking and teasing and flirting with each other.  Our relationship started out with us writing letters back and forth, so we spent a great deal of time ‘talking’ to each other.  That built such a great foundation of communication that I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  …

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Jan 03

What makes our Marriage Work – give ’em a break


We have enjoyed spending time with my family over New Years as our Christmas celebration.  My sister Julie and her husband Neil came into town and we all got together to celebrate.  Neil is not only our brother-in-law but he is Kenny’s best friend from college.  We are so blessed to have our best friends …

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Dec 15

What makes our Marriage Work – In Sickness and In Health


One important part of a lot of marriage vows are the words “in sickness and in health”.  It’s easy to say those words and not even really think about what they mean, until a couple weeks later when your new bride comes down with altitude sickness complete with a horrible headache and all the nausea …

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Nov 28

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Complimentary


Sometimes life gets so busy, you’re busy at work, busy at home, busy taking care of the children, tired, it sometimes gets hard to remember to take a moment to say what you admire about your spouse.  I know I think wonderful things about Kenny in my head all the time.  It seems like I …

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Jun 21

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Just Be There


Something that has been really helpful for Karen these last couple of weeks is just for me to be a presence in the room.  She knows that I would be willing to do anything to make a situation better, but sometimes she does not need or want me to solve the problem.  All she wants is …

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