What comes to your mind when you think about romance and relationships?
Do YOU feel romance in your relationship? What might you YOURSELF offer so that you might give and receive romance in your relationship?
Do you know of any loving, romantic interlude your partner longs to experience?
If you don’t know, have you ever asked your partner what that might be?
Surprise your partner…Ask them…tonight…]]>
We all experience periods in life where we feel our stress level soar, don’t we?
It could be emanating from our jobs, our business, our marriage, our kids.
We feel out of control…vulnerable…powerless to ease the stress. After all, our jobs, businesses, marriages, family are complex life situations we can’t simply “check out of” when we feel some heat!
The Roddys discuss Step #1 to easing stress…Reflection and Responsibility!]]>
It’s so important for couples to thank one another for all the helpful things we do to keep our marriage, our hearth, and our health on a positive course!
It matters…it matter a lot!]]>
All week Bill Roddy appeared to have a heavy heart. I know him; I know what is happening in his life; I know what he was feeling:
“I work so hard. Yet it sometimes seems like I’m standing still, or at the very least, spinning my wheels!
Do you ever feel that way? The world little appreciates your skills…how hard you work to keep juggling all those pins in the air to support your family, your business, your community?
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” ~ Voltaire.
In this video, The Roddys share THEIR perspective on one of Gail’s idiosyncrasies that drive Bill NUTS.
Here we are, using a certain little marriage negotiation tactic that allows us to live in harmony…
Remember those enduring little idiosyncrasies about your partner you just LOVED?
Today, are some of those enduring idiosyncrasies a little bit uh…less endearing?
Do a few of them even make you want to throw up your hands in frustration?
In this video, The Roddys share the small things about each other’s behavior and habits that we regularly negotiate.
It’s all part of creating and keeping our marriage the loving and safe place we want it to be!
Money management issues loom large in many relationships.
Do you and your mate struggle to decide what is the best way to manage the family income?
Sometimes it can be challenging and frustrating, can’t it?
We struggled mightily with money management in the early years of our marriage.
While we still try to maintain balance between Bill’s view of money and Gail’s view of money….
This video shows how and why we’ve worked out a truce!
We’d love to hear how you and your mate collaborate in keeping YOUR family money management on a steady track!]]>
We thought you might like to officially meet The Roddys!
Our series of 3 short videos on:
Lights, camera, action!
Protecting a marriage and a family goes beyond the concerns of the physical needs for:
In a marital relationship, we also need to protect one another from the emotional challenges of life.
Gail and I sometimes feel sad, angry, frustrated, and stressed from events beyond our control. We know that those are human feelings and that they ebb and flow in our lives. Of course, this means these stressful events and emotions will ebb and flow within our marital relationship.
It’s impossible to protect one another from the stressful events and the emotions thereby created. Gail and I are grown folks—we know and accept that we must step up and recognize the importance of striving to deal with our emotions in a healthy manner. If we don’t step up, if we don’t create emotional safety for each other…what’s the point of even being together?
That’s a huge part of providing for a family.
Sometimes, we get so caught up in our stress; it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. That’s OK…it happens.
Sometimes, all we need is a little “nudge” from the other spouse to help bring the marital sailboat around to an even keel.
My Manhood Moment video, Emotional Protection Matters In Marriage, says it all!
Bill and Gail Roddy laugh a lot! It’s one of the many ways we bond as husband and wife, keeping our marriage a playful space that feels safe, secure, and sacred—a sheltered place for us to grow.
During disagreements—yes, even when those rip-roaring arguments arise usually one of us will crack a joke to end the tension
“I’m calling your mother to tell her how badly I’m behaving.”
Who could keep arguing after that playful zinger?
It’s been a thrill for us to have you follow our blogging. Your comments and support encourage us to continue to share our message of relationship mentoring and community.
We invite you to join us as we embark on this next phase of our journey: to share our message of positive values through videos.
We hope you enjoy these 2 short clips—the first in our series entitled:
Manhood Moments and Gail’s Gems
If you like them, let us know!
We are having a ball creating them; filming lots of bloopers; laughing; starting all over again!
View these two, then come back next week. We are diligently practicing creating more.
And you know what they say about “practice!”]]>