If you are thinking about marriage, and aren’t sure about the “forever” or “til death do us part” aspects of traditional marriage, then this book is for you.
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Last week Joseph and I met with Pattie Painter, the celebrant for our September 22 nuptials. She asked us about different readings, suggested some and also told us we could find others on her Vows of the Heart website. The Apache Wedding Blessing has been part of almost every one of our weddings. Pattie knows it […]Read More
Recently I was talking to a twenty-something, newly-engaged woman who loves the idea of The Five-Year Marriage. “It keeps things fresh,” she affirmed. And she was correct. A Five-Year Marriage does keep things fresh…and that’s the good part. However, the new beginning follows an old ending. The end of a marriage is always a challenge. […]Read More
As Joseph and I are wrapping up this marriage, we’re in negotiations for another one. Yes, we’ve decided to marry again. However, after thirty years, the conversations around our next marriage are different. Actually, every marriage negotiation conversation is different. And difficult. The different part is the easier of the two. We’re different because the […]Read More
As Joseph and I are planning the end of our marriage, we’ve gotten far enough in our re-negotiating phase to decide to go another five years. We still have plenty to discuss and stuff to work out, but we decided to get married on September 22. Until now, we didn’t know where to have our […]Read More
Romance is in the air…or is it? August is Romance Awareness Month. Have you noticed? Maybe not. If you’ve been married for any length of time, romance can sometimes fall off the “to-do” list. You know how it is. You get busy, other people’s needs are pressing on you, you feel stressed – or all […]Read More
So many people who have read The Five-Year Marriage: Shifting the Marriage Paradigm have said, “You included EVERYTHING a couple needs for their marriage contract!” And I thought they were correct. Until yesterday. I was reading the Sunday comics in The Philadelphia Inquirer – my Sunday indulgence. I came across this FoxTrot cartoon by Bill […]Read More
Last week was the annual Victorious Woman celebration, The Girlfriend Gala. Along with all the goodies of silent auction and raffles and happy chatter, I had a “contest table.” It was dedicated to my book, The Five-Year Marriage: Shifting the Marriage Paradigm. After looking at the table, and the book, a woman rushed up to […]Read More