Last post, I gave advice to newlywed husbands; a kind of “cheat-sheet” to avoid pitfalls that some spouses (myself included) have fallen into. I received some great feedback, and a challenge to dedicate a post on giving advice to newlywed wives. Challenge accepted! (A frustrated commenter critiqued my last post by saying (I’m paraphrasing here) that a list of dos and don’ts cannot sum up the complexities of marital love and commitment. I presumed this was a given, so his comment caused me to realize that it’s worth emphasizing that this post is not a do-this-and-your-marriage-will-be-perfect formula, but pithy words of wisdom based on Biblical mores and life experience. It’s…
Ah, June. The month of weddings and proposals. In honor of this blissful month, I would like to encourage the brothers. Here are some practical ways to keep peace and stoke love’s hearth – from a feminine perspective. Many of these suggestions are based on mistakes I’ve made, so hopefully the ideas can be helpful to wives as well.