Secrets of a Happy Marriage: Eric and Catherine Andersen

Secrets of a Happy Marriage from Couples Married 25+ Years

The fourth post in our series Secrets of a Happy Marriage From Couples Married 25+ Years in which I interview Eric and Catherine Andersen. This Interview is Part Four of a 4-Part Series:  Secrets of a Happy Marriage  When I was thinking of couples to interview for this series the Andersens seemed like an obvious choice.  They’re always so sweet together and wise and patient in all they do.  They are a real asset to our area, to our congregation and to each other.  🙂  I hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as I did conducting it!  – Celeste… Read More

Secrets to a Happy Marriage: Terry and Doug Mahlum

Secrets to a Happy Marriage From Couples Married 25+ Years

The third post in our series Secrets of a Happy Marriage From Couples Married 25+ Years in which I interview Doug and Terry Mahlum. This Interview is Part Three of a 4-Part Series:  Secrets of a Happy Marriage  The time has come. I knew my parents would have to be featured on this blog eventually.  Here they are!  My parents have a great marriage, which is extra impressive because they are two very different people.  My mom’s idea of a great day would be filled with learning, exercising, plenty of social activities, volunteering, dancing and checking things off her to-do list. … Read More

Secrets of a Happy Marriage: Garth and Loretta Parker

Secrets to a Happy Marriage From Couples Marries 25+ Years

Second post in our series Secrets of a Happy Marriage From Couples Married 25+ Years in which I interview Garth and Loretta Parker. This Interview is Part Two of a 4-Part Series:  Secrets of a Happy Marriage  So excited to introduce you to this sweet couple- Garth and Loretta Parker.  I LOVED interviewing them.  Something Garth said has stuck with me for weeks now. When he said, “it took a few years for it to dawn on us that the most important person in our lives was the other person, not ourselves,” I thought yes, of course.  I’ve been trying to… Read More

Secrets of a Happy Marriage: Sonja and Lane Strathearn

Secrets of Happily Married Couples

First post in our series Secrets of a Happy Marriage From Couples Married 25+ Years in which I interview Lane and Sonja Strathearn. This Interview is Part One of a 4-Part Series:  Secrets of a Happy Marriage  Kicking off our interview series we have the Strathearns, a delightful couple originally from Australia who recently moved to Iowa City.  A few months ago, Sonja gave an excellent talk on reconciliation during our church service in which she mentioned that she and her husband had gone through counseling together a number of years ago.  I found it equally beautiful and encouraging to hear her tell… Read More

Secrets of a Happy Marriage From Couples Married 25+ Years

Secrets of a Happy Marriage from couples married 25+ years.

Introducing a new series where I interview couples happily married for more than 25 years to learn all their secrets to a happy marriage! Guys. I’m so excited to introduce our new series for this week:  Secrets of a Happy Marriage from Couples Married 25+ Years! Over the past few weeks I’ve interviewed four couples and I’ve learned so much!  I feel like I took a crash course in marital success.  Some of the things they said I find myself reflecting on again and again. I’ve said it before, but I’m a big believer that we should get our advice… Read More