We are all wired to want happiness, love, and significance. We all want our hearts to soar for something.
My wedding was tomorrow, but they were calling the guests, telling them that it was not happening. The wedding, which had been planned for the past year and a half, was being called off…the day before.
Eventually, every marriage is tested to some degree. Maybe through financial troubles, infidelity, loss of a job, a spouse who is checked out, emotional issues due to childhood trauma, or health problems; the friction and stress brought on can lead us to question how we’re going to hold our marriage together.
I’m a Christian and I am divorced. I’m not proud of this marital status, but I am tired of standing in shame of it. I’ll be honest, I used to judge divorced people: “Why don’t they just try harder?” “They shouldn’t look for a quick out like divorce.” “Love means working through the difficult times.” […]
“Can we just go ahead and rename Facebook Engagement Book already?” This is the familiar plea of those who are single. And in turn, myself. In the midst of engagement photos and wedding announcements over social media, my future consists of only saying yes to the bridesmaid’s dress. I am afraid I have become a bit of a […]
I was the kind of girl who crushed on boys for long periods of time. I remember sitting on the steps of our schoolyard during recess with my friends, drawing pictures of wedding dresses in every possible style we could imagine. My friends and I didn’t think about the wedding day, the marriage, or the […]
November 5, 2005 was one of the greatest days of my life. It was the beginning of a brand new, lifelong adventure filled with immense joy, incredible pain and frustration along with undeserved grace and redemption. But most of all, it was the beginning of an adventure held steadfast by an undying love. Nothing would […]
After spending the last decade surrounded by people in their 20s I’ve discovered the topic that occupies the majority of their thoughts is relationships. They think about how to find the right person to marry and they wonder whether the person they are dating is their soul mate. Where did the notion of a soul mate […]
If you’re newly married, or about to get married, this is especially for you. But even if you’ve been married for a while, you can still use these ideas as tune-ups. Here are eight things you won’t regret doing before your first anniversary: 1. Work on your sex life Yep, I’m starting with an attention-getter. […]
It’s 6 a.m. Somebody’s screaming. You groggily make your way to the living room to investigate, and find your husband, passed out on the living room couch, with a beer in his hand. The screaming is coming from your big screen TV. And it’s the most disgusting sex scene you’ve ever seen in your life. This […]