A Family that Plays Together Stays Together

families that play together stay together

Successful marriages are established and maintained by . . . WHOLESOME RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES This post is part of a 10-part series celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Family: A Proclamation to the World, specifically the sentence, “”Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.” I met Kerry on a Facebook group for LDS bloggers.  I always noticed Kerry was always so kind to share everyone’s posts and give such genuine, thoughtful comments on everyone’s work, expecting nothing in return.  I’ve been so impressed with her. … Read More

Successful Marriages are Established and Maintained by Work

Happiness in marrige takes work

Successful Marriages are Established and Maintained by . . . WORK. By Lea Child This post is part of a 10-part series celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Family: A Proclamation to the World, specifically the sentence, “”Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.” I’m so glad I asked Lea to guest post for this series. I’m also glad she was willing to talk about “work” in marriage. To be honest, sometimes when we hear about how hard marriage can be and how much… Read More

How to Expand Your Capacity for Compassion in Your Marriage

4 Ways to show more compassion in your marriage

Successful marriages are established and maintained by . . . COMPASSION. By Amber Anderson This post is part of a 10-part series celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Family: A Proclamation to the World, specifically the sentence, “”Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.” Amber has been my good friend and neighbor for the past four years and wow, I’m blown away by her post.  I feel like all the good marriage advice given on this blog somehow is summarized in Amber’s post.  Awesome… Read More

Choosing Love Over Fear When You Notice Your Spouse’s Imperfections 

Choosing love over fear in your marraige

Successful marriages are established and maintained by . . . LOVE. By Celeste This post is part of a 10-part series celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Family: A Proclamation to the World, specifically the sentence, “”Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.” I initially wrote this post last year, but I’ve shined it up a bit and given it a new title for our Celebrate the Proclamation series.  I think it fits well in talking about love because the opposite of love often… Read More

R-E-S-P-E-C-T and Marriage: It’s What You Need (and Baby, I Got It)

Respect and Marriage

Successful marriages are established and maintained by . . . . RESPECT. By Rich This post is part of a 10-part series celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Family: A Proclamation to the World, specifically the sentence, “”Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.” You guys- Rich is posting again!!!  Huzzah!  I’m very excited about it and of course I love it.  While he was working on this I jokingly said, “You writing the respect article?  It better involve Aretha.”  To which he said,… Read More