Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tailor, Baker, Candlestick Maker

Posted by Michele Olson

Been to a tailor lately to do some alterations or mend a tear?

Been to a cobbler lately? (Modern translation: shoe repair)

Been to the doctor lately for a check up?

Life takes effort. We have to “tend” to things.

That’s the point of a recent Chicago Daily Herald blog by Ken Potts.

Along the way you may need to "retailor" your marriage to adjust to the world we live in.

He offers suggestions on some healthy ways to do that, ways that don’t hurt your relationship.

Take a moment to read his tips on tending to your marriage.

Doesn’t matter if you’re a tailor, a baker or a candlestick maker.

How do you tend to your marriage? Share your tips!


M. Denise Wilmer Barreto said...

Great story - thanks for posting.

My favorite part is this...

"Marriage is perhaps the most powerful relationship we can ever experience. Even when our marriages end, a part of us remains forever bound to our "ex" spouse. For better or worse, marriage is in many ways eternal"

I believe this. The other day a friend on FB posted how hard it was for him/her when the kids went to the other parent's house. Then no less than 20 people chimed it how they 'related." My heart broke.

We must not let that happen so consistenly - we CAN work things out so that our kids are always with both parents.

Unless there is abuse involved - the answer should always be to look for resolution and reconciliation. said...

Thanks for the thoughts M.

Wouldn't it be interesting if everyone thinking of dividing their marriage could read a book written by people who had gone ahead and already lived through a divorce... and then regretted it because they just didn't really understand the scope of all they were doing?
Keep blogging!

Beth said...

The best thing you can do for your husband is appreciate and respect him. My husband knows that I am crazy about him and that he is my favorite. This is all about being intentional. This is about thankfulness for the man God blessed me with. It is about purposeful living. We have been married for 30 happy years. Don't take your husband for granted. Notice the good things he does. Keep a list of their best qualities and let them know that you notice them. Encourage your husband everyday! Believe in your husband. He will just eat it up. Be quick to forgive. Remember you can be a jerk too at times. said...

HI Beth,
Thanks for the comment and the encouragement to remember to appreciate, respect and encouarge. When two people do this on a daily basis, life just cant' be anything but better...right?
Thanks so much for blogging and keep it up!