I understand that each week holds the same number of hours, but some weeks seem significantly shorter than others. Do you feel that, too? I’m having one of those particularly short weeks right now. FEAR NOT, however. I’ve pocketed enough time to share a couple of pieces with you. My friends at iBelieve.com have been kind enough to publish two of my posts recently, and I wanted to share them with you. We’re talking habits that can hurt a marriage and things we should avoid saying to women without children.
You ready?! Here we go:
5 Unhealthy Habits that Will Kill Your Marriage
Most often it seems that the worst habits to keep are the easiest ones to form. Maybe that’s because it requires less effort to go through a drive-thru rather than cook a healthy meal at home, or to watch one more show instead of exercising. Forming and keeping the healthiest habits requires intention and dedication, whether it’s in tending to our physical and emotional health, or the health of our relationships.
Without intention and dedication, we will form unhealthy habits that will negatively impact our marriage. Bad habits in our relationship can pull open the door to divorce, even if ever so slightly. The good news? A bad habit can be reversed! Click here to find five unhealthy habits that, over time, can be detrimental to a marriage.
5 Things Never to Say to a Childless Woman
Motherhood—and the road to it—is not one-size-fits-all. Some women have kids at a young age, some struggle to get pregnant, some cannot get pregnant, and some don’t even want to have children! The choice to become a mom and the journey to get there are all very personal. Sure, we need a community of people around us in the joy and hardship of having kids, from the struggle to conceive to the long days and short years when they are out of the womb and taking on the world.
It’s easy to make assumptions when we meet a married couple without kids. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. It’s not a rhyme without that final piece! However, not everyone’s story fits within the three lines of a popular rhyme—either by their choice or otherwise. Here are some tips on what not to say the next time you find yourself in conversation with a childless woman. These are all statements that have been said to myself (a childless woman) or other women I know without children. Click here to read the rest of this piece.
Thanks for being here! More words coming your way next week!