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Engaged!

Engaged  [inˈɡājd, enˈɡājd] Definition: A state of being firmly and continuously connected.  E.g. “A car cannot move until its gears are engaged; when they are disengaged, it ceases to move forward.” My wife and I got engaged 32 years ago today. … Continue reading

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Beyond Valentine’s Day

Soulmate (noun): Someone you’re “made for” and don’t have to work at loving. Someone you choose to continue loving every day. Love is a choice we keep on making.

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Yule Log

It’s the last weekend of November when we celebrate our yule log tradition: Wife: “You’ll log off that computer right now and help me with the Christmas decorations, if you know what’s good for you!” Me: “OK, honey.”

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Something Wonderfully Wrong

I met this girl who loved God and Shakespeare (in that order). She was smart. Creative. And as pretty as English china. Outwardly decorous, inwardly stubborn—Jane Austen meets the Rebel Alliance. I thought I’d found heaven. I had and I hadn’t. … Continue reading

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Monogamy Is Not Natural!

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
“Friends say to me a lot, ‘Monogamy is not natural.’  And I always, say, ‘Well, neither are toilets, but when you don’t use them, things get very messy.’” ~Andrew Gurland (creator of the TV series…

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Faith?

If your idea of faith stops at “being forgiven,” you’re like a spouse who showed up for the wedding, but skipped the marriage.

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Confession: I’m in Love with Another Woman

Today is the 30th anniversary of my marriage. Does that make it a bad time to tell the woman I married that I’m in love with someone else? An ex-friend once introduced his wife to the woman he was leaving … Continue reading

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