Surviving Your Spouse’s Alcoholism: Friends for the Journey

God still sends angels: ones with skin, hair and belly laughs. Angels like our friend, Jim. I met him at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where I was the speaker for Al-Anon. I remember feeling at a loss for encouraging words. My situation with Randy and his alcoholism...

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Your Marriage

I heard the news that a young couple in our community is getting a divorce after only one year of marriage. What went wrong? All I know is this is a tragedy. I remember the wedding announcement we received with their bright smiling faces, their eyes so filled with...

God’s Extravagant Love: It Can Change Everything!

Several years ago, just before Christmas, my boss and his wife treated my co-workers and me  to an afternoon of extravagance. Each of us was pampered with a massage, facial and manicure. As I lay on the massage table having the yummiest-smelling creams applied to my...
What I’ve Learned through a Lifetime of Marriage

What I’ve Learned through a Lifetime of Marriage

My husband Randy and I recently celebrated 44 years of marriage. Our anniversary celebration at Steak ‘N Shake Wow–how can that be possible when we’re only 30+ years old? Well… we haven’t been that age for a long time, but it’s...