Through all the times of uncertainty, discontent and disappointment the only thing that remained constant was my husband. That was my light bulb moment. That's why marriage exists. Life is sweeter when you have someone to help you get through it.
It's been said that those who know the deepest sadness wear the brightest smiles or that the most compassionate are those who have experienced searing heartache.
If you're in a relationship, it's even more important to understand what besides sex stimulates you and why. If you don't know what stimulates you, or alternatively, turns you off, how can you expect your partner to know?
Instead of thinking of the year ahead as a problem to be solved, we've found we're much more likely to consider the potentials -- without getting stopped by the impossibility of what our creative brain comes up with.
I'm a big believer in relationships. I don't often encounter couples for whom I think the outlook is hopeless. Granted, some relationships are bad for...
Over the past year, as marriage equality rulings swept across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court repeatedly declined to step in. Now that the justices have agreed to hear marriage cases this term, many advocates of equality are optimistic that the Court will affirm that state marriage bans are unconstitutional.
For me, it is imperative to take the extra time and listen with your heart before agreeing any opinion expressed, and to express myself only with words of love for everyone and everything, since this will become our truth in the end.
The answer to addressing the rise in single parent homes and all of its consequences, not just child poverty, is not to give up on marriage. The answer starts with acknowledging where the problem lies.
We were young, in love and ready for marriage when we said yes in our early twenties. But that doesn't necessarily mean we were prepared.
Marriage, like dancing, can be very hard to do well and takes practice. It's terrifying when you are doing something you thought you knew how to do -- only to find you might actually know nothing at all.
It is surprising and unnerving when we hear about these couples who prevailed for so long but didn't ultimately succeed at their union. It can be hard to understand what drives people to split up after so many years together.
For those of you who just don't get it, I've taken the liberty of expanding upon the Christian Broadcasting Network's recent interview with author Shaunti Feldhahn, who recently penned "For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men."
For anyone who is worried about the "problems of black marriage" -- the lack of marriageable black men, the rise of single unwed black moms, the dismal statistics that indicate black marriages are hard to maintain -- the study is illuminating.
What can we do against an enemy with no moral compass? I'm afraid we must expose them as the murderers they are. And how can we do that? Short term, we can unite in our opposition to their behavior, we can punish the people who fund them, and we can rise in defense of those whom they most brutally oppress.
Why is being controlled an issue for us? It's an issue because we are all born with and driven by a need for freedom -- a need to make our own decisio...
Forgiveness and love, these are the things that make up the core of our entire existence. In my traditional and somewhat conservative Muslim-Arabic family, you didn't really say "I love you." Honestly, it was hard enough wishing my parents or brothers a happy birthday, let alone actually telling them that I loved them.