• Attention,  Communication,  Needs,  New Loveseat

    Colors of Compromise

    Lisa’s thoughts: This week has been the first week in four months that I haven’t been working on remodeling our garage with my husband.  We used our summer to remodel our garage to create a meeting space for our book study groups and couples coaching sessions. “It was nice to have the majority of the construction completed and have a week off!” It was during this week off that I had time to stop and contemplate the amount of compromise it took to complete a project like that.  To anyone who has ever built a house from scratch, kudos to yah, it is not easy agreeing on some of those…

  • Communication,  Needs,  Sex

    Mirror Mirror

    Greg says: I once read somewhere that God uses your spouse as a mirror… when you are seeing a fault in your spouse, the purpose is to expose a fault in you… You can continue to criticize your spouses faults and wallow in your frustrations OR you can do the mature thing…work on “SELF” I would do ANYTHING to give my spouse the best of me! But why does she keep doing that hurtful thing???  It is because God is using her to show me where “I” need work!  Not what I need to “fix” about her… that’s God’s job, not mine!  I REALLY struggle with rejection and I am…

  • Attention,  Needs

    "Paying" Attention

    This week my husband and I went on a shopping trip.  A store in our town had a great sale and we spent the morning trying on and choosing new clothes.  We found a lot of great things that were needed for my husband.  On the way home I told him I was excited for him and asked him if he was excited. “Not really, there is only one thing I really get that excited about” he said as he flirted with me. It was at that moment that I realized what had been happening that morning, I had missed it while it was occurring.  My husband likes to look…