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Four Words That Will Change Your Life

At six o’clock the apocalypse will begin. At least, in my house it will. The end of the world happens every night around that time. Steam rises from the stove like huffing manholes. Water boils, veggies steam, and some sort of meat sizzles on a skillet. My youngest must know the end of the world […]

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How to Find Your Soul Mate: Find An Old Shoe

“What are you looking for in a man?” someone asked me once. And then someone else asked it again. And then the question came over and over again throughout my entire career as a single woman. At first, I didn’t have the answer. But since so many people were asking, I realized I needed to […]

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A Lesson on Marriage

Today is a special day, my friends.  Kelley Burns, a resident of Columbia, Missouri and mother of four will be guest blogging and she has some incredibly insightful messages about marriage.  Perhaps her wisdom comes from being married for 11 years to the love of her life.  Maybe it stems from her invaluable (and innumerable) contributions as […]

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Love: A Response to Hate

After adding my most recent post, All the Single Ladies (And Gentlemen), many of you have reached out and shared your stories.  I am grateful and humbled that you have allowed me to walk with you on your journey.  One reader, however – a woman whom I have never met or heard from before – […]

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Love AND Marriage?

Marriage in America: A Report to the Nation recently described marriage as an “institution in decay”. Due to shifts in values and lifestyles, they claim that our country transformed from one of the most marrying nations in the world to a society that questions the validity and value of marriage. Ironically, though, the things that […]

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Ball and Chain

Last night I dreamt I was trapped–bound and gagged by the stranglehold of marriage.  Strangely, in my night vision, I entered this sacred covenant with a friend I’ve known since childhood.  Yet, even though he has known me longer than any of my other friends, I still felt shackled to a false future.  Life seemed […]

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