Should Women Work Outside the Home (Even Without Kids!)?

I once heard the opinion that a wife should not work outside the home - even if the couple has no kids.   Once upon a time, I thought that advice was silly at best, and perhaps even verging on ludicrous. That was eleven years ago. Today, I'm much more inclined to see the wisdom of that advice. I still don't agree, but I see the wisdom in it. At least it is important for young couples … [Read more...]

How to Develop Healthy Financial Communication and Financial Oneness in Marriage

Over the last couple of weeks, my wife and I have been having some serious fundamental discussions about money. Just last week, we decided to say adios to our budget.  Yesterday, we tried to decide if we should pay for the family to go out to eat.  Then we had a conversation about an appropriate travel budget for 2012. It was only this morning that I realized how blessed I am. I'm blessed … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Save When You’re Expecting a Baby

How To Save Money When Expecting A Baby Minimize your purchases until after your baby shower. Here’s one that embarrasses my wife – be willing to return/exchange shower gifts.  Better to have want you want then something that you’ll never use. Tell your friends.  Baby needs don’t last forever so there is probably someone who has a kid who just grew out of something.  The would be glad to … [Read more...]

Marriage Lessons From 10 Fantastic Years of Marriage

On May 20th, 2000, my wife and I were married in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On that date, we had no idea what God had in store for us.  But God has blessed us tremendously.  Our friendship has strengthened, and we’ve added three wee ones to our humble family.  My wife is my best friend and the bonds or our friendship have only strengthened.  I cannot imagine life without my precious wife. 10 Marriage … [Read more...]