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Marital Math

“Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses.” ~G. K. Chesterton

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“Complete” vs. “Finished”

A linguistics professor was asked to explain the difference between the words complete and finished. “Well, when you marry the right woman,” he explained, “you are complete. But, when you marry the wrong woman you are finished. And,” he added … Continue reading

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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 34 years ago today. … Continue reading

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You Are My Allegory

Today is my wife’s birthday. It’s no great wonder we should think in metaphors Our lives are but a parallel to something more Still, lacking that more perfect world we’ll call this Life And mend each other’s broken wings and … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem God’s Way (Part 1)

Originally posted on My Way Home:
So many people struggle with thinking that they are not good enough (smart enough, attractive enough—check the box that fits). And it’s no wonder, given the mixed messages sent by our culture. On the…

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But Did He Love Me?

I chose to write this true story about a favorite relative in first person in order to retain the impact it had on me. I was never sure if he loved me. I mean right off, Burt liked my sister. … Continue reading

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Mixed Blessings

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Part Two: Oil and Water (To read Part One, click here) Now, about that woman I was “destined to marry”… I was leading the performing artists group at a large church in Southern California. There…

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