Supporting Each Other

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up. – Joseph Barth

When I was a young girl I prayed every night that I would “know my vocation and marry the right man.” I must confess there were times when I questioned whether my prayers were answered. However, as I look back from this vantage […]

Through the Rough Times

My husband and I were just 20 years old when we got married and we had loads of growing up to do. Our lessons were not always easy. Sometimes, it took a great deal of pain to motivate us into making healthy changes.

One span of time was so difficult that I thought it was […]

Getting My Needs Met

“I’m sorry. I don’t understand why you are so upset. I’ve tried, but I just don’t get it. You’ll need to talk to someone else who may understand better than I do.”

This ice-water message came from my husband one evening while I was crying my eyes out over something that I’ve long since […]



There was a period in our life when my husband and our daughter and I were fascinated with small rocks. We enjoyed scanning creek beds for the most colorful ones, which we took home to polish in a rock tumbler. It was a three-stage process, each stage requiring several days. The first step took […]