Cross Cultural Marriage celebrates marriages woven together from different countries and cultures.

Cross Cultural Marriage celebrates marriages woven together from different countries and cultures. All marriages are to some extent cross-cultural. The trick is blend these into a culture that focuses on the cross.

Culture Stress 2

Culture Stress 2

 Values The greater the differences in values between your home culture and your host culture, the greater the stress. Values of cleanliness, responsibility, and use of time may cause stress for years. Cultures may appear similar on the surface but have broad...

Culture Stress 1

Culture Stress 1

Good friends of ours are just getting ready to go ‘home’ for three months. It is strange how sad we feel on one hand while being encouraged that they will be back again for another four-year term. Most missionaries do have times when they return home, but the fact...

To celebrate or not to celebrate?

To celebrate or not to celebrate?

Today I stumbled upon a blog I wrote a few years ago. As I re-read it, I realised that much had changed, and further confusion had been added to the mix with our children now living in other countries. What holidays are important to you? How do you work together to...

Fundamental Attribution Error In Marriage

Fundamental Attribution Error In Marriage

The following is an extract from my daily reading "UCB Word for Today". "We all suffer from something psychologists call 'fundamental attribution error.' It works like this: if something good happens in my life, I tend to explain it by taking credit for it. But if I...

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