Love turns to despair and oftentimes even hate, like a chameleon that posed as hope and now wears the face of struggle and sure defeat. Love fades and dies. Our hurt grows and we need answers.
By attending, we are imitating Christ and allowing his love and grace to flow through us -- rather than worrying what is right and proper in the sight of our religious buddies.
Raising a child is also an enormous task and its intensity cannot truly be imagined until it's experienced. Every aspect of your life will change when you have a child and parenting will account for much of your time. There are years when it may even define you!
I pride myself on being able to resolve most issues that come up in my life. I generally have the right tools, and I'm successful in making a repair or finding a solution. As a matter of fact, there have been very few circumstances in my life that I haven't been able to "fix."
People should forget the fact that their friends are either married or engaged. They aren't part of their relationship. Nor is there a life script that says you need to adhere to societal norms or rush to get married just because others have done so.
Interrupting the daily routine with a getaway isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. And for us and many others, these breaks have meant the difference between having a thriving relationship and getting a divorce.
My 13-year-old daughter recently tried on the wedding dress in the photo, which was worn by both my wife and mother-in-law. As she twirled, three generations danced.
Having the ultimate marriage is entirely possible. Once your heart and soul is awakened to that fact, there will be no stopping you.
It is easy to get confused and intimidated by all the terminology that gets thrown around when you're standing at the fine jewelry counter.
Most find that friendships do one of two things: they phase out or they're genuinely long lasting. And, as I've come to notice the varying trends, I've also found my friendships closely resemble different types of food.
Anyone who has been unfaithful and then gone to couples therapy to "work on the marriage" -- assuming he or she hasn't already been given the boot -- ...
I included the court-order proof of my "sex change," as it is referred to in this situation, which the 2009 Family Code designates as an acceptable proof of identification in order to obtain a marriage license in the state of Texas. And then Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart denied us.
Over the past six months, I have shared wedding news with quite a few friends and clients. As I listened to each bride rattle off the list of details to be attended to in order to have a fabulous event, I felt strangely unsettled.
If you are a man and get confused by women at times then you will probably want to sit down and read this.
Easy to drift. In relationships and in life. Like an unanchored boat finding its way across a lake, we end up in places we didn't intend to go. Wouldn't have chosen. But there we are.
I don't know about you, but when my marriage was ending the word forgiveness sounded like a dirty word. The very suggestion of forgiveness made me bristle with anger and I equated forgiveness with absolution.