3 Tips To Help Your Marriage Survive That Little Green-eyed Monster (a.k.a. your newborn)

Three Tips to Help Your Marriage Survive a Newborn

Three tips to help your marriage survive a newborn. By:  Nancy Clark Celeste here.  Nancy has two qualities that made her perfect to write this guest post: she’s married and she just had a baby.  🙂  Also, she makes me laugh literally every time I’m around her and she’s my neighbor who feels obligated to say yes to me. She and her husband are so great together. We love them so.  Here’s Nancy. Obviously the little green-eyed monster I’m talking about isn’t jealousy, but your newborn. So maybe yours is actually a little blue-eyed or brown-eyed one, mine is still… Read More

Perspective

Forever Perspective in Marriage

How keeping a forever perspective helps our marriage. By: Camille Zirker Celeste here! I’m very happy to introduce this guest post from my friend Camille. She was one of the first people I thought of when considering who might have some great relationship advice to share and she does not disappoint! Camille and her husband are a wonderful couple and I think Camille’s attitude about her relationship is a big reason why their marriage is what it is. Enjoy! One day last spring I was driving and I heard a song come on the radio that I instantly fell in… Read More

THE CASE FOR KIDS

Last year sometime I got together with a bunch of gals from my hometown.  Most of us hadn’t seen each other in years.  Some were married, some not.  Some had kids, some not.  As the night progressed, the ladies with kids tended to congregate together to discuss the gamut of kid topics (public tantrum stories, sleep training, power struggles, etc etc).  I joined right in, chiming in with my kids’ antics.  After a while one of the married with no kids ladies said, “Sheesh, I don’t think I ever want kids.”  The comment was made in jest and no one… Read More

Rich’s Thoughts on Companionship Inventory

Weekly Marriage Questions

You may think by the title, that this post is written by Rich.  You would be wrong 🙂  Me (Celeste) again.  Don’t worry, you’ll hear from him soon enough. A few things you may not know about Rich:  he has superman calf muscles (seriously, they’re out of control), we’ve yet to find a limit to the amount of eggnog Rich can drink in a day (we can’t be dishing out all our grocery bill on eggnog, so the limit has yet to have a quantifiable test), and he used to be a dear abby-ist of sorts.  For a number of… Read More

Improving Your Marriage With Weekly Companionship Inventory

Here are some questions you and your spouse should be asking each other each week.

Here is how to hold a weekly marriage inventory with your spouse each week.   Ok, are you guys ready for this?  I’m about to hit you with the very best marital advice we have.  The big guns.  Just wanted to make sure you’re ready and aware- this is the best we’ve got to offer.  All downhill from here…. Here goes.  Have companionship inventory every week.  Allow me to explain: Just prior to when Rich and I started dating I was serving a mission for the LDS church in Slovenia.  You’re familiar with LDS missionaries I assume?  You know- go… Read More