Category Archives: Marriage

HOW CAN YOU PROMISE YOUR CHILD YOU WILL NEVER GET DIVORCED?

My mother and step-father got divorced after almost 29 years of marriage. She was 79 and he was 81 years old! I had organised with the Sheriff of the Court to meet him at the retirement home where my mom … Continue reading

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MARRIAGE IS NO FAIRY TALE!

Marriage is hard work. It is challenging. It is all about compromise and making an effort to live with another human being. Marriage is difficult. A friend of mine posted the following on her Facebook page: It doesn’t bother me … Continue reading

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THE SUPPER TABLE

Recently I asked my fourteen-year-old daughter what her idea of marriage is.  Her reply amazed me.  She said that her idea of marriage is like ‘the supper table’! Below are some of the reasons she gave.  I have taken her … Continue reading

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FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT?

During a morning Bible Study a group of women were discussing how to have loving relationships with their husbands.  The group leader asked them ‘how many of you love your husbands?’. All the hands shot up. She then asked ‘when … Continue reading

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MARRIAGE AND A DOG!

My husband came into our marriage with a silver tea pot. I came into our marriage with a dog. The dog’s name was Joshua and we learnt some invaluable lessons from him. We learnt about loyalty and faithfulness, about unconditional … Continue reading

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LOVE WEARS STEEL TOE CAP BOOTS

My mother’s parents were married for sixty-five years. They were Afrikaans so we addressed them as Oupa and Ouma. Up until the day my Oupa died they still held hands and had lively conversations with each other. Before my Oupa retired, … Continue reading

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DON’T GET MARRIED!

I asked my husband what advice he would give, in hindsight and with twenty-three years of married life behind him, to a young couple contemplating marriage. His reply: “Don’t get married!”  (He assured me he was only joking!) There is a … Continue reading

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