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Kristi McDonald

Thomas Grady Wedding Story

Wedding Stories: Thomas and Mary Grady

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In the coming months we will be introducing you to some of the staff at Ave Maria Press by sharing proposal, engagement, and wedding stories. We encourage you to share your own wedding story by filling out the “Our Wedding Story” section of your personal profile (see the Our Wedding Story section of the Together for Life Online Team profile for details) here at Together for Life Online.  Naturally, we are starting this series of wedding stories with our CEO and publisher, Thomas Grady, who has been married for more than thirty years! Tom and Mary Grady’s marriage didn’t begin in the usual way—you know, with a traditional proposal. Instead, a thirty-year-old Mary Cichy popped the question at a restaurant bar, glass of bourbon in hand. “So, Grady, shall we do this?” she asked. “Yes, of course,” Tom responded. And with that exchange, Tom and Mary embarked on the typical adventure…

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How to Get Your Spouse to Do the Chores

How to Get Your Spouse to Do the Chores

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Let’s be honest. Everyone has a favorite chore. Maybe you love to call on your creativity by concocting lavish meals. Perhaps you enjoy categorizing things, so folding and organizing laundry is your shtick. If you’re a do-it-yourself type, you might find yourself in love with yard work. Or maybe you like to do the dishes. . .but does your spouse? But no matter what your favorite chore is, odds are that you have a least favorite one as well. And so does your spouse. So, what is a newly married couple to do with the list of chores that can’t go undone? How to Get Your Spouse to Do the Chores Some folks find that it works well to have “his and and hers tasks lists.” In this case chores are divvied up between spouses, and each spouse is responsible for doing the chores on his or her list. Other couples…

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