Category Archives: After the Ring- Perspectives

Gaps and Grace. Growing in Marriage.

“You need to give each other more grace.“ Our marriage counselor intentionally looked each of us in the eye last week. Gaps. My gaps stare at my mate. His stare right back at me. And our marriage counselor sees it … Continue reading

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Gentleness; She Knew my Story

Gentleness is love in action, being considerate and meeting the needs of others, allowing time for the other person to talk and being willing to learn. What benefits we derive when we hear another’s heartbeat and we allow others to … Continue reading

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6 Signs of a Healthy Marriage

There are successful responses to “bids for connection”, ie. spouses respond to each other’s attempt to connect and interact.
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Prevailing Love

We will give prevailing love in spite of a hurt, if we learn to head towards God and his heart and mind first, for venting and filtering
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That “In Love” Feeling

 I just exchanged emails with a woman about infastuation, dating and the defining period of three months.  Usually 3 months is when the infatuation wears off and the real person is pleased to stand up. In couples who continue on … Continue reading

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Mel Gibson loses Passion

  By now we have all heard Mel Gibson’s marriage of 28 years and 6 children is ending. His wife has filed for divorce and since there was no pre-nup 900 million will be split. The reason for the headlines … Continue reading

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Marriage Lives with Memories

I met a widow tugging two small white bichon’s  tonite on my dog walk. We watched our dogs show interest in each other and started dog talk. “She is 1 year and he is 13 years old,” she pointed to … Continue reading

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Reunion Sites – Danger to Marriages?

Trish Goyer author of Generation Next Marriage, shared over the airwaves last week in a frank discussion, the day an email popped up on her computer at work and how it affected her marriage. This is a time when email sites … Continue reading

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50 Years After the Rings

Today I had the privilege of attending a precious and rare occasion—a 50th wedding anniversary. The betrothal date, December 26th, 1958.     The celebrated couple Charles and Beth Self, met over fifty years ago in Berkeley at the First Presbyterian church. Delightfully, they recalled … Continue reading

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The Wedding Month and Seasoned Brides

Okay, so it is the time for June Brides. I have attended two weddings and one more to come. The rush is on. Four couples in one month, 7 over 50 first timers! It’s another tidal wave season, like it … Continue reading

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