Marriage: Compromise (Fundamentals Series)

I think we have all heard the saying that goes a little something like this… I have found the one who completes me.  I like to use the analogy of puzzle pieces when thinking of  relationships.  Somewhere out there in the world is your matching piece, the one whose piece fits almost perfectly with your…

Marriage: Trust (Fundamentals Series)

Trust is reliability, it is dependability and a feeling of being safe and secure.  Trusting your partner adds a sense of warmth and comfort to your relationship that would otherwise not be present.  Trust is being vulnerable with the understanding that your partner would never do anything to hurt you.  Trust is the basis of…

Marriage: Mutual Respect (Fundamentals Series)

In researching mutual respect, I came across this somewhat profound explanation, from of all places, urbandictionary.com: Consequently, our respecting someone comes down to a judgment we make, and like any judgment, it’s a choice. In order to make a prudent choice, we weigh the observed evidence and do our best to screen out our own prejudice in…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 9 & 10)

So sorry! We combined two weeks because we have been CRAZY busy starting our new business (don’t worry you will hear all about it soon)! Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – The small business orientation because we got a lot of information and began the process of starting our business. Thorn – I have been…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 8)

Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – Having a three day weekend together Thorn – No thorns this week! Angie: Rose – Learning that we are going to Georgia and bonding with a co-worker over our infertility struggles Thorn – The disagreement Jon and I had about his driving (LOL) Weekly Discussion Topic/Question:  What are three…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 7)

Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – Going to San Diego and Seaworld Thorn – Mold issues and the repair work that had to be done Angie: Rose – Going to San Diego and Seaworld Thorn – Mold issues and the repair work that had to be done Weekly Discussion Topic/Question: Where are the top three…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 6)

Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – When Angie baked me cookies and spending a nice relaxing rainy weekend together. Thorn – When Angie got sick, discovering a mold issue in our apartment and the negative pregnancy test. Angie: Rose – Booking our Hawaii trip! Thorn – The negative pregnancy test, discovering and dealing with the…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 5)

Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – That we got to go to the movies together.  It meant a lot to me that you made the effort to go see a movie about a subject that I was really interested in. Thorn – That the at home pregnancy tests you took came back negative. Angie: Rose…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 4)

Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – Our anniversary dinner. Thorn – Co-workers not pulling their weight. Angie: Rose – Our IUI and how everything went much more smoothly than the last time. Thorn – Not getting Jon’s bonus that we were expecting. Weekly Discussion Topic/Question: What’s your ideal weekend? Jon:  Spending it with you.  It…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 3)

Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – Angie baked a bunch of delicious cookies for me which I really enjoyed. Thorn – Being grumpy which lead to an unnecessary argument. Angie: Rose – Figuring out how to work my electronic otoscope. Thorn – Learning we only had one semi-mature follicle when I had been hoping for…