Here are 3 more questions you asked…and my answers.
Ashleigh asks: How do you keep the love alive in your marriage? You have such an obvious love for your husband, and I want to know how you keep things strong.
Thanks for pointing out our “obvious love,” Ashleigh. We really do have a fun, lively marriage. Sure, we have our moments (like tonight, when he came home THREE hours later than expected from a 4-wheeling adventure…), but – all in all – I can’t imagine living this life beside anyone else. Tim is funny, hard-working, heroic, handsome, and full of heart.
I could write a whole book on this stuff, but let’s see…we keep things strong by:
- spending a lot of time together.
- talking about anything and everything (our goals, our girls, our dreams, our fears, our friends, etc.).
- working side-by-side on business and hobby pursuits.
- being sexually intimate regularly.
- choosing to only say positive things about each other in public settings (we made a little pact about that back when we were 17).
Oh, and we don’t go on weekly date nights.
Marina asks: What do you think of home schooling?
I haven’t written about this much, but I was actually homeschooled through grade 8 and have many positive memories of the experience. I was able to excel academically and also stay very social (through ballet, soccer, volunteering, theater, etc.). By the time I entered high school, I had a pretty solid confidence that helped me navigate those traditionally tumultuous years without too much heartache.
As of right now, we are planning on homeschooling our girls through the early years (at a minimum), but we will reevaluate every year based on our children’s dispositions and aptitudes, where we happen to be living, what our school options are, etc.
Lisa asks: What is your favorite food?
I can’t name just one! Salad with lots of toppings. Homemade bread just out of the oven. Fresh-squeezed juice. Dark Chocolate. Perfectly ripe fruit. Cheesecake.
YOUR TURN: How do YOU keep the love alive in your marriage? Are YOU homeschooling…or have you considered it ? What are YOUR favorite foods?