A Quiet Ride

When Doug and I were newlyweds, we used to go to dinner and notice how many couples around us were eating together in silence. We always commented on how sad it seemed that they didn't have anything to say to each other. One of the things Doug and I loved about each other when we met was that we could communicate easily about everything. On our first date, we talked until we noticed we were the only two left in the restaurant. I've noticed lately, however, that there is a lot more … [Read more...]

Give Me Some Attitude

A couple of weeks ago I taught a lesson to teenage girls about improving their attitudes at home.   When I told them the topic of the lesson, I saw them subtly but noticeably fold in the middle, giving me the teenage attitude slump that said, “This is the last thing I want to discuss.”   Then I rephrased the topic and called it,“10 Ways to Control Your Parents or at Least Melt Their Hearts.” Then, they became curious.   Girls and attitudes must go together just … [Read more...]