Marriage may be one of the most important decision of a person's life. It is one of the few relationships that we choose to carry us through a lifetime. It is also the one we can often neglect to maintain if we are not careful. Working harder on the job, focusing more on one's hobbies, spending time with friends can all be easier to do than investing in a marriage. However, few things are as rewarding as a solid marriage. My wife knows my flaws, she sees them up close and loves me with depth and feeling.
My wife in I believe in putting regular effort into making our marriage stronger. Before we moved to be near the ocean and family, we attended Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. We belonged to a large group of young (we liked to think of ourselves this way) married couples. One of our annual retreats is to Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs. Our speaker is Dr. Dave Carder, who is a Pastor at a church in Fullerton. By coincidence, we went to him for pre-marriage counseling. He is exceptional at motivating and teaching clear communication sytles between people. He has written several books as well.
We look forward to seeing our friends, building on our marriage and enjoying a beautiful weekend in Palm Springs.