Jun 26 2012

6 Tips for Relationship Bliss

6 Tips for Relationship Bliss: Advice from a Man on His 30th Wedding Anniversary. Shine from YAHOO!

1) Look at Your Past Thankfully 

Stay in awe of your spouse, the love you share and the life you have built together through good times and tough times. Remain thankful for who your spouse is, and remind yourself of the reasons you were drawn to him or her in the first place. Gratitude keeps you focused on what is good in your relationship and helps keep resentment from building up.

Read More: How To Add Prayer To Your Marriage Toolbox

2) Look at Your Future Expectantly 

It is great to fondly reflect on the good times of your past, but it's not healthy to fixate on some idealized notion that things would be better if you could somehow go back to how it used to be. Instead, choose to believe that the best is always ahead of you. Whether you have been through rough patches or have sailed through blissfully, expect your future to beat anything you have had before.

3) Look at Your Spouse Selflessly 

If you have a habit of holding your spouse responsible for your happiness, you definitely need to learn to take that responsibility upon yourself. However, remember that if you view your marriage as being mostly about your rights and what you get out of the bargain, in the long run you are going to end up bitter and disappointed. 

4) Look at Your Self Realistically 

It pays to have a sober view of your self, being neither overly harsh nor blind to areas you need to work on. Dr. David Schnarch, a clinical psychologist and author of Passionate Marriage, describes marriage as the ultimate people-growing machine. I agree. Every healthy relationship grows and changes over time, and if you want your marriage to stay strong, you have to be willing to grow and change along the way too. 

5) Look at Your Relationship Frequently 

Watchfulness keeps you from becoming excellent roommates. It requires you to keep your eyes and your heart wide awake to all that is going on in and around you. Consistently ask questions like "how are we doing?" and "is there something more you need from me?"

6) Look Up Continually 

This is the last of the six principles, but for my wife and me it is also the most important. We are made up of body, soul and spirit, and we are careful to keep the spiritual component of our marriage front and center, which means we keep the future of our marriage in God's hands. 

Whether you know him personally or not, God is for your marriage. He wants you to succeed. It is his desire that your relationship stay strong and endure long, and not just because you both made a lifelong covenant before him, but also because he wants your marriage to be a source of joy and strength, passion and love.

Keep your eyes focused on him, trust in his plans for the future of your marriage, and believe that he has great things in store for you. 

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Jun 25 2012

Making a Difference in a Storm

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Jun 22 2012

Gray Friday

 

Donations for bullied bus monitor soar past $500,000. TODAY 

50 Simple Acts of Kindness. Shine from YAHOO!

Mt. Rainier ranger dies while rescuing climbers. CBS News 

People Forget Names Because They Don't Care. abc NEWS 

Scott has found that people struggle to remember his name, often defaulting to "Steve" instead. Perhaps he should change his name? If he did, what name do you suggest? Tell us here or on Facebook.

Scotty Potty & Smelly Kelli

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'Ryan's Banna Split Party' Sparks Surprise Visit. GOOD MORNING AMERICA 

Madonna Badger: 'I couldn't get in the window' to save family. TODAY 

Adele Song Wakes Girl From Coma. abc NEWS 

9 refreshing Recipes for National Iced Tea Day. Kitchen Daily 

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Happy Cow Appreciation Day!
Jul 08 2011

Happy Cow Appreciation Day!

Happy Cow Appreciation Day! We're "milking" it for all it's worth! Yeah, we know it's cheesy...!

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7/8/2011 1:37:53 PM
cheryl United States
cheryl
oh kelly, lovin the "EAT MORE CHICKEN" sign
you all rock,  and the laughs go on.....LOL
7/8/2011 1:54:53 PM
ken Chrisman United States
ken Chrisman
MMMMMOOOOOOOOOOOO!
7/8/2011 2:25:34 PM
Dawn United States
Dawn
MOOOOOOOOO! Oh my goodness...I didn't know that had such a day. That's cool though. You guys are so hilarious and I love it! Who cares if it's cheesy....you guys are having fun and supporting a good cause Smile
7/8/2011 2:32:40 PM
Annette United States
Annette
I heard your joke about What do you call a cow that has just given birth. Before I heard your response (as De-calf-innated...) I thought the answer could be a "Moo-ther" - as an alternative.

I tried to call the listener line...but it just kept ringing. So, I thought I'd send this via a message.
7/8/2011 2:34:24 PM
jacob United States
jacob
This is a Joke!  

   Question:  Why do cows wear bells?

Answer:  Because their horns don't work!!

Moo out loud! Mol
7/8/2011 4:54:47 PM
Beth M. United States
Beth M.
LOL! I didnt know there was such a day. Wow.
7/8/2011 5:34:43 PM
Layne United States
Layne
MoOoOoOoOoO!!!!!
7/8/2011 5:41:42 PM
hope United States
hope
oh my word my mom almost did that! i woulda screamed
7/8/2011 5:58:15 PM
Bob S and "REMARKABLE: Jersey's United States
Bob S and "REMARKABLE: Jersey's
Scott and Kelli,

You know there are more colors to cows than Black and White.

Just to prove it, my Registered, Purebred Jersey's come in 5 different colors....variety is the spice of life.....but  they only come in one pair of big brown eyes.


Gotta go milk cause they get upset easy and they love to play games......I have seen them play soccer Oh yea, they keep asking for the cell phone so they can text ya'll, I have to draw the line some where.

Good night.

Bob
7/9/2011 4:35:56 AM
Jim Bures United States
Jim Bures
I was listening to the cow conversation yesterday while delivering pizza. I thought it was hilarious! I agree, the Royal Family should dress up as a cow and go to Chick-fil-A!
7/9/2011 3:45:56 PM
Susan United States
Susan
Sure would like to try Chick-fil-A. none here in my city.
7/13/2011 4:30:28 PM
Theresa Buffington United States
Theresa Buffington
Hey Scott, Just wanted to say if your babysitter cancels on your Anniversary, your wife will understand and you just go another night. I"m for restricting kids in finer restaurants. Although, I do agree, loud patrons of every age should be asked by management to use their "indoor voices" for the sake of other patrons. Love you guys. P.S. have been married 41 years and my kids are grown and on their own....so their is new time to be alone IN THE HOUSE!
7/14/2011 2:56:45 PM
shanita United States
shanita
Kelli

There was a song K-Love use to play by Jj Heller that I loved it always reminded me of home, I think it was called "What Love Really Means".

Today I am very home sick, and I guess I just need to hear that song, because the part where she says I will love you for you, reminds me of my mom's unconditional love. She always told me "I will never be alone as long as I have God and her.."

So if you can play that song...I would really appreciate it.

Blessings to both Scott and yourself

Shanita
7/18/2011 2:50:51 PM
Martha United States
Martha
What is the name of the song that has in the chorus "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength"?  I want to purchase the sheet music, but don't know the correct title or who sings it.
Thanks,
Listening in Arcata (r-K-tah), CA
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