Readers Comment on Date Nights
In a recent Marriage Memo, “Reclaiming Date Night,” Suzanne Thomas wrote of her dismay after asking FamilyLife Facebook readers about what they do for date nights with their spouses. “I expected people to respond with some creative ideas, but I was surprised at the response,” she wrote, “Nearly everyone said they have no date nights […]
Readers Talk About Negotiating the New Norma...
After Dennis Rainey’s June 10 Marriage Memo, “Establishing the ‘New Normal’ in Your Marriage,” a number of readers wrote to tell about the struggles they faced with this issue. As Dennis wrote of the “new normal” dilemma: Each of you brings a different background and a different set of expectations into your marriage. Your family […]
A Ship With Plenty of Power
Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine, co-hosts of FamilyLife Today®, returned recently from FamilyLife’s third annual Love Like You Mean It™ cruise. The same week of the LLYMI cruise, another cruise ship made headlines when it lost power and had to be towed back to port, but Dennis reports that the LLYMI cruise had plenty of […]
Meet America’s Longest-Married Couple
John Betar and Ann Shawah grew up across the street from each other in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They fell in love, but her father had arranged for her to be married to a man 20 years her senior. So John and Ann eloped. That was in 1932. John and Ann recently celebrated their 81st anniversary, […]
My FamilyLife: Connecting Through Your Smart...
There’s no doubt about it—for many people, life seems to revolve around the smartphone. It’s their connection to friends and family. It’s their source of information and entertainment and distraction. It’s what they use to read and listen and watch. It’s their phone, their camera, their map, their appointment calendar, their address and phone book, […]
Changing a Sour Attitude: The Readers Respon...
I could tell I touched a nerve in my recent Marriage Memo on “How Do You Change a Bad Attitude?”. When I asked for input from readers, quite a few began by admitting to the same problem. “I have found myself in the position you describe far more times that I like to admit,” one […]
Reader Responses: Marriages We Most Admire
Editor’s note, May 2015: In a recent FamilyLife contest, participants were asked, “What marriage do you most admire, and why?” Here’s a selection of their responses. For more, read “The Marriages We Admire.” 1. My former pastor and his wife … they are both with the Lord now. They had very different strengths but they […]