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Time Matters

File name: 10358539_m.jpg from 123RF.com “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘don’t want to.”  Lao Tzu “Time is a game played beautifully by children.”  Heraclitus “Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin Time matters more to me at seventy-three than it did at twenty-three. At twenty-three time seemed… Read More ›

Forty-eight Years of Commitment – And Still Going

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and hath not another to lift him up. 11 Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth;… Read More ›

My Contribution to a Happy Home

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. Mother Teresa I love to come home to the warmth and laughter there. I want to do what I need to do to maintain a happy, healthy, home. A garden needs water, fertilizer, and someone to remove the weeds. The atmosphere… Read More ›

Think About Coming Home

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. Mother Teresa I will forever associate home with my wife’s parents and their spirit of hospitality, graciousness, and generosity. It was the epitome of a warm and loving home. Good company, good humor, and delectable food. It was a place where… Read More ›

We’re Already a Couple. You Really Want to Get Married?

A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions. Arthur Ashe Are you willing to go from “I” to “we?” I know, it’s a big decision. While most people say they would prefer marriage, the number of singles continues to rise. Being a couple and getting married probably seems risky if you’re single. This article… Read More ›

Single Again?

Unless you love someone nothing else makes sense.  Anonymous Listen, if you’re single again and discouraged about finding a partner, there’s hope.  Here’s a checklist for those who want a life-long relationship.  It’s worth working for since there is little that influences the course of your life more than the choice of a partner.  So,… Read More ›

We Just Went Over The Holidays; You Want Me To Go Again?

“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” Proverbs 21:21. The Bible “Do not let kindness and truth leave you; …. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:3, 4. The Bible We’ve just celebrated the ancient religious holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah. Now… Read More ›

I Haven’t Had Such A Good Laugh Since ______!

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” Milton Berle One of my brothers-in-law read my last post,”What Do You Mean? I Think That I’m a Great Partner,” and remarked that I hadn’t included humor in my list of desirable characteristics. That remark hit home. I use humor on a daily basis. So, of course, I included “Is… Read More ›

What Do You Mean? I Think That I’m a Great Partner

The unexamined life is not worth living.    Socrates Would you like a partner who demonstrates these attributes – Kindly tells the truth; isn’t deceitful even though it would be convenient. Doesn’t steal; respects what belongs to others. Courageously does what’s right even though it’s obviously hard. Quickly admits when he/she is wrong and makes… Read More ›

Hey, What’s Happened to You?!

Is your partner saying that it’s hard to talk to you because you – Turn into your mom or dad? Become a different person when you cross the bridge going to your parent’s home? Take on the tone of a “critical parent”? Go into attack mode when you feel threatened? Cower when you feel threatened?… Read More ›