I'm going to sit down and make the playlists the latter part of this week. Your many responses are appreciated and thanks to my super cool brother-in-law I now have a little iTunes money to spend. Yippee! I'll let you know how those playlists turn out.
On another note, Hilary led our church in communion this past Sunday. Her meditation was moving. With her permission, I'm linking to her blog in which she posted her thoughts. It's worth your time to check out what she had to say. Check it here
On a whim, Laura tried something with Ira today. I'm not quite ready to tell you what that something is but let me just say, it was huge and it was a raging success. I know, I know. It's not very nice of me to leave you hanging like this but you'll have to trust me. It's worth waiting to hear what Ira did today. In due time, I'll let you in on it.
I wrapped up a pre-marital counseling gig with a couple tonight. They asked if Laura could be in on the last session so we made it happen. They asked us, What are dumb things you've done in your marriage? What are smart things you've done in your marriage?
I didn't necessarily answer their questions in this way but here's what I've got to say now that I've had time to think:
DUMB: Didn't seek help soon enough when crisis was right around the corner.
SMART: Sought help immediately following crisis which helped us make sense of our conversation regarding the crisis.
DUMB: Bought a car impulsively.
SMART: Will be debt free in 18 months! Bye-bye, student loans!
DUMB: Went a couple of years while in grad school without a community of faith.
SMART: Haven't been without since.
DUMB: Starting sentences with, "I want," or "I need..."
SMART: Starting sentences with, "How can I help you?" or "What can I do for you?"
There's more. Much more. But this is where I would start. What about you? What are dumb things you've done in your marriage? What are smart things you've done in your marriage?