Category Archives: Marriage

Reflections on a royal wedding and the power in love

“There’s power in love.” The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry Getting up to watch the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan was easy, as I am an early riser. Plus, being an anglophile, I just had to watch. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Shear terror – true confessions of an Army wife

  Shear terror – an ironic play on words. I submitted this piece to the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop pre-conference writing contest. Alas, it was not, a-hem, cut out to be a winner. I did however, want to share it, … Continue reading

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To my soldier on Veterans Day

To my soldier on Veterans Day: 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 KJV It sure has been a crazy ride, living this military life. There was no … Continue reading

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Love is a battlefield – midlife style

Love is a battlefield… So, I am standing in line at Trader Joe’s. As usual, my quick trip yielded a cart and a half of food, water and wine. I think maybe their carts are too small. Anyways, I am … Continue reading

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Marriage, like travel, is a journey

Marriage, like travel, is a journey. Charting your destination, off you go. “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” –  Charles Schulz On this day, almost three and half decades ago, the two of us … Continue reading

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Steps, stones and serenity in Positano

“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” – John Steinbeck, 1953 If you have ever had the opportunity to visit Positano, the words … Continue reading

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From This Day Forward – A Book Review

“As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.”  Thomas Adams Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book to review by Family Christian.  All opinions are my own. About a month … Continue reading

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Menopause transformed the bedroom into a brothel

“Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.” – Mae West Yes, peri-menopause is making me a changed woman. It is doing things to my body and brain that I never knew it could. … Continue reading

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When minutes add up to years

 “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.” – Albert Einstein Doing my “bicycle exercises” is definitely helping the … Continue reading

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Keeping the Fire Burning – Against All Odds

“Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth.”-Fawn Weaver This past August, my husband and I celebrated a milestone in our lives – our 30-year wedding anniversary. Three decades! Over 10,000 days being married. … Continue reading

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