Being in a hurry

  “Being in a hurry. Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I’ve ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing…. Through all thatContinue reading “Being in a hurry”

To understand each other (Part 4)

How do we achieve understanding? Paul Tournier writes in his book*: „One who feels understood feels loved, and one who feels loved feels sure of being understood. (…) Deep sharing is overwhelming, and very rare. A thousand fears keep us in check. First of all there is the fear of breaking down, of crying. ThereContinue reading “To understand each other (Part 4)”

To understand each other (Part 3)

Paul Tournier points out that many couples who are married for a few years no longer „really talk to each other.“ And he means REAL talk, not only secondary matters, but „matters that are really essential, intimate, personal. After a few years the „thirst for discovery and for understanding has been dried. The problem isContinue reading “To understand each other (Part 3)”

To understand each other (Part 2)

Here comes the continuation of my summary of the book „To understand each other. Classic wisdom on marriage“, Paul Tournier. I think the author has some interesting and valid points – I think: I am not even married one year, so I am looking forward to read your comments =) I try to excerpt theContinue reading “To understand each other (Part 2)”

Understanding each other

Lately I read a little book about marriage. I saw so many different couples in my life and thought a lot about this topic. It is so sad, that so many marriages fail and the question is why? I thank God that I grew up in a very stable family environment, with loving parents andContinue reading “Understanding each other”

Difficult situations

  „Even when you can’t do or say anything to change a difficult situation, you always have a say in how you perceive what’s happening, which ulitmately influences your feelings about it. Focus your attention on your freedoms, rather than your limitations.“   ??? What do you think about this quote? Any experiences from yourContinue reading “Difficult situations”

Make good decisions

How do you make decisions? Do you decide spontaneously? Or do you think first? Or both? In my case: I do both, depending on the consequences of a decision. Sometimes I tend to think too long and sometimes I take a decision too quick. But I am getting better and better in making good decisions!Continue reading “Make good decisions”

Wait – before you take a decision

  A few weeks ago my lovely husband invited me for a beautiful breakfast to one of our favorite places. We enjoyed especially the wonderful nature God created. We were just about to leave, when we saw this gorgeous creature – sitting there….. waiting. It looked almost like it was smiling =) can you seeContinue reading “Wait – before you take a decision”

Easter

Der Herr ist auferstanden – Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden! (German) Christ has risen! Truly he has risen! (English) What are the words above in your language? Would be lovely if you could post them under this post!     I baked this Easter lamb for the first time for Easter. My family sent me theContinue reading “Easter”