J is for Jam

‘J is for Jam’ is Week 10 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. Jam is a Yearly Event for Us Every summer, my husband and I make jam. We usually start with apricots, purchased from a neighbor who has an orchard on the outskirts of …

I is for Inside Our Souls

‘Inside Our Souls’ is Week 9 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. We all live inside our souls. We feel like we are present in this world and that material objects (like that all-important morning cup of coffee) are critical to our happiness. But I …

H is for Hoarse

‘Hoarse’ is Week 8 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. Hoarse is not directly a key to a happy marriage. In fact, Hoarse is the opposite. If you find yourself Hoarse there is a problem (unless you were cheering for you kids at a baseball game). …

G is for Good

‘Good’ is Week 7 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. How can you define ‘Good’? The Cambridge Dictionary counts , but the meaning most applicable is that “Good is a force that produces morally right action.” This is the definition I think of when I say, …

F is for Finding Our Way

‘Finding Our Way’ is Week 6 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. F is for finding our way – together. Every day my husband and I work towards finding our way together as husband and wife. Often my husband will lace up his boots, put on …

E is for Elephant Seal

‘Elephant Seal’ is Week 5 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. You might be wondering how elephant seals are a key to helping me maintain a happy marriage. Well, as long as I have known my husband, which is a bit more than 3 decades, we …

D is for Directing Delight

‘Directing Delight’ is Week 4 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. When we are feeling the stress or fears of life try to step into our marriage, we both ‘direct delight’ and thus drive them away to a place that allows us to deal with …

C is for Change

‘Change’ is Week 3 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage.   Change is one of those concepts that scares most of us. We may say that change is good and that we enjoy a change from time to time. But generally we are talking about superficial …

B is for Breathe

Week 2 of Blogging Through the Alphabet: 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. How does ‘breathe’ help keep a happy marriage? Well, my husband and I are both people who tend to speak first and think second when passion for a topic overwhelms us. (In fact I believe that I tend to …

Adventure is First

Week 1 of Blogging Through the Alphabet: 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. When I think about it, adventures are a common thread between my husband and I. I met my husband while on a scuba diving adventure and life with him since that moment has been threaded with new and …