Lori and I just spend an hour on Skype talking with dear friends. The odd thing is that in the four years we have known them, we have spend fewer than a dozen hours together in person. And yet, we count them as close and important. Why? Because they “get us”. They think as we do about so many things, and they minster to marriages, so they understand what that is like. There is a special synergy when we talk with them – be it in person or via technology.
When you and your bride find a couple like this – a couple who gets you, a couple you really click with, be sure to make it a priority to connect with that couple regularly. Consider it an investment in your marriage. If distance separates you, services like Skype and Oovoo are a great way to stay connected – the addition of images makes this far better than a phone call.
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Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:
New blog this week – Marriage Life. I started following this couple on Twitter, then found their blog. Good stuff!
Black and Married with Kids
VIDEO: Honey Do The Web Series – No, Thank You, Mr. Fix It!: Just because you have heard it before does not men you got it.
Cleaning Up After the Elephants: A brilliant post that applies to many things – including marriage problems.
Journey to Surrender
One Thing, Different Things: Scott posted this last week while I was finishing my Sunday post that followed the same idea – that men and women are different. His poll data and chart gives a stark visual clue on this.
The Other “As If”: Scott suggests that “it’s just not the way I am” is not good cover for what bothers her. I agree!
Plan a Get-Away with Your Spouse: Yes, even with kid you can get away as a couple. As Lori says “Consider it an important investment in your marriage.”
How Important is Love to Happiness?: Very. Good reading.
One Flesh Marriage
The Traditions of Adam: Brad correctly notes that “It is very important for husbands to recognize that what happened to your wife, what choices she made before you even met, and even more importantly what was done to her effects you and your relationship today.”
Being One Flesh On Your Knees: A place you need to be together.
Romantic Act of the Day
Having a Disagreement? Walk it Out: A good multi-point approach to working through things.
The Romantic Vineyard
10 Hindrances To Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard – Complete List + One More: If you missed any of this series, here is the whole thing.