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Confident

I’m an observer of people by both nature and training. I love to look past the outer facade and observe the more subtle intricacies that drive us. Over my years of observation, I have developed a few theories that I have found to be generally accurate. One of the most consistent is this: Engaged women …read more →

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Do you love me now?

All relationships have phases. There’s the nervous, exciting first moments phase. There’s the gradual relaxing into comfortable. (I like to call this the “sweatpants stage.”) There’s the phase of discovery. To be fair, the discovery phase really isn’t so much a phase as a continual process, however, there are seasons in which more discovery takes …read more →

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My, how things have changed

I haven’t written a solid relationship post in a while, it’s just not where my brain’s been over the past few months. But as I’ve been making some updates to my blog recently, I stumbled across a few treasures from the archives and figured, it’s about time for an update. One of the blessings/curses of doing a lot of …read more →

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Breaking the Pecking Order

A few months ago I house-sat for my sister’s family while they vacationed in Amish Country. Well, housesitting may be a generous term, I really “farm-sat”, which is everything it sounds like, and more. At this particular time there was an influx of babies on the farm, specifically a big box full of baby chicks. …read more →

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Why not now?

I have noticed, over the years, a strange phenomenon that takes place. It has to do with my pictures. I’m not photogenic. Not even a little. I know that several of you will sweetly Facebook and message me to dispute this, but it’s true none the less. There are several, scientifically proven reasons for this fact. …read more →

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The best parenting advice I can give

Don’t leave when I tell you, I don’t have kids. I don’t, but I’m going to give you some parenting advice anyway. I’m going to give it because I didn’t get it from myself. I’m going to give you the best parenting advice I’ve come across, not because I came up with it, but because …read more →

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Buttonless

How many buttons do you have? You know, the, “that really pushes my buttons” buttons? Think you don’t have many? You probably live alone. There’s just something about seeing people at any and all times of the day – moments after you wake up or at the end of a really long day – that …read more →

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A 50/50 marriage

Split the work. Cut it in half. I do mine, you do yours. Do away with gender roles. Everything even. This is the modern concept of marriage. But does it really work? Is it really what we want? This morning I spent about 30 minutes in the kitchen cleaning up after some company my roommates …read more →

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My Wingman

If you had asked me a couple of years ago if I was going to get married, I would have told you that I didn’t know. Getting married has always been a part of what I wanted to do with my life, but at that point it just didn’t seem to be what God was doing, …read more →

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You Got This Boo!

Supposedly, everyone knows that men love the challenge of pursuing and winning a women, and women love being valued highly enough to be pursued and won. This is human nature 101. However, if you ask just about any person who’s single or who got married after the age of 20, you’ll probably hear about how love …read more →

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