We all know how important it is to watch our words when we are having a disagreement with our spouse. It’s easy to let wounding words slip out. But it’s not just what we say that we need to be careful about (here is What Not to Say to To Your Spouse During a Fight and 9 Things to Say to Your Spouse During a Fight), but what we do during an argument as well. Reading body language well can really help resolve conflicts with your spouse.
When your child is born, your first thought centers around how much you love them. What doesn’t come to mind? Their college fund. Many parents are overwhelmed by the fact that they are just that: parents. They think of their child going to college as a distant milestone. The cost of college can cause difficulty and stress for a lot of families. Thankfully, we decided to invest early in our children’s future.
I have a confession: I’m a recovering Neat Freak. Early in our marriage, my wife, Susan, helped me to understand that my neat freak tendencies made me more critical of her and our children who maybe weren’t so neat. Susan taught me the importance of valuing relationships more than making sure everything is “just right.” But it’s hard when I see things messy, when there should be “a place for everything and everything in its place.”