WELCOME TO THE MARRIAGE TOOLBOX
H E L L O, I AM GLAD YOU ARE HERE!
FIRST OF ALL,
THIS SITE IS ABOUT TO BE MADE-OVER
15 years ago this site was one of the first marriage websites to
appear and it had many thoughtful, insight-filled writings which
are still timeless. Its eighty-some pages are going to have a
makeover in 2010. Write me with any suggestions you have.
In the meantime thank you for you patience with some broken
links and other things.
Here's an intro to what the Marriage Toolbox is about:
As publisher of these marriage drawers and pages, my heart's purpose is to offer support for you, the engaged or married couple, in your relationship together. I think highly of what I call the opportunities that a marriage relationship presents. In my experience, each opportunity, whether appearing as positive or negative, is a personal platform for more learning and for more growth in life.
THE R-PART OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP
The Marriage Tooblox writings focus on the R-part--the relationship part-- of being engaged, or married. In a way this sounds really funny because youd think the relationship part would be obvious to someone about to get married or who is already married. But with life what it is these days, with the world so intense at times, and with each of us having so much on our plate, it can be easy to temporarily lose sight of the most important part of all: who you are together. In this light, you will be invited throughout the site to learn (or learn more) about the basic tools in the "marriage toolbox". These tools have high value in further connecting (or reconnecting) you with yourself and you with your partner.
YOUR PART (icipation)
In addition to the ideas you will read, you may notice that an idea pops up in your own imagination/creativity. Wow! This is fantastic. Welcome it. Take it in. Try it out. Play with it. See what it's like. This is what is truly exciting for me as publisher because the Marriage Toolbox, at best, could only be a starting point for a couple. If something I wrote triggered a couple's imagination and led them to an even greater idea (that only they could find for themselves), I get a huge smile on my face because I know that something I dared to do got to their heart and sparked them.
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW (Still)
As you take all this in, I have a request for you: (pretty please!) to share something back to this site so that your love may be passed to other couples. Have you heard of this song? What the world needs now is love, sweet love"? Well, engaged and married couples need each other's sweet love. They really do. They really really do.However alone we are, we are all in this together. And it is because we each are unique and we each have unique experiences that there is no one that doesn't have something amazing and insightful to share that others may benefit from. BUT ONLY IF they know them. And they can only know them if they are available (you shared it). How about it? What d'ya think? Are ya game? But not sure what you would say or how to?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET AN OFFICIANT WHO VALUES YOUR CEREMONY AS MUCH AS YOU DO?