Practically Married: Part 6 – Sex

Posted by Paula Holt, February 14, 2017

It feels good, boosts your immune system, reduces stress, and unlike most other recreational activities you might choose, it’s free! There are so many great reasons to have sex, but the most important is that it increases the connection between you and your partner.


Practically Married: Part 5 – Faith

Posted by Paula Holt, February 7, 2017

Whether you’re religious or spiritual, atheist or agnostic, anyone who is planning to say, “I do” needs to address the subject of faith.
In some marriages, shared beliefs are central to happiness. In others, two religions can coexist. Increasingly, couples are deciding that religion will not play a role in their lives at all. Given that there are so many possibilities, early conversations are instrumental to a successful marriage.


Practically Married: Part 4 – Home

Posted by Paula Holt, January 31, 2017

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy famously reminds us “there’s no place like home.” That’s especially true when it comes to the first place you share with your spouse. In this home you’ll create memories that last a lifetime. That’s the good news.


Practically Married: Part 3 – Leisure

Posted by Paula Holt, January 24, 2017

Leisure time is a precious commodity that seems to be shrinking, so the choice of how to spend it is an important decision we make each day. In the context of marriage, the choice is even more significant because it impacts our partner and the quality of our relationship. More

Practically Married: Part 2 – Careers

Posted by Paula Holt, January 17, 2017

According to a recent Gallup survey:

  • 25% of salaried employees work 50 – 59 hours/week
  • 25% of salaried employees work 60+ hours/week

Tack on an average daily commute of just under an hour, and it may feel more like you’re married to your job than to your spouse. More

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