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

Practically Married: Part 1 – Money

Posted by Paula Holt, January 10, 2017

I’m kicking off this series talking about money for two reasons. First, money is one of the main subjects that causes couples to argue, and plays a significant role in the majority of divorces. The second reason is that even though most of us understand the importance of money in marriage, we often avoid in-depth conversations on the subject before walking down the aisle.


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