Tag Archives: marriage

Yule Log

It’s the end of November when my wife and I 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: (traditional festive … Continue reading

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Something Wonderfully Wrong

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
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.…

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The Juice of Life

I bought some tiny but delicious champagne grapes recently, and my wife accused me of eating “preemies.” You see why I could never have married anyone else?

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Monogamy Is Not Natural!

“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 Married) My wife and I … Continue reading

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A Happy Marriage

“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” ~Ruth Bell Graham Have you talked to your co-forgiver lately?

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Has Your Life Blown Off Course?

I recently wrote about a friend who has left his marriage and is unsure what he’ll do next. I haven’t been able to meet with him yet, and even when I do there’s no guarantee he’ll return. Meanwhile, my wife … Continue reading

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The “I Love You” Game

I have a friend who’s unhappy in his marriage and is thinking of leaving. This is the conversation I hope to have with him. “What should I do?” he asks, not really wanting to hear the answer. “Put it to … Continue reading

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