Guest Post: When You Marry a Bachelor (But You’re Not an Old Maid)

Photo by Rene Asmussen on The honeymoon is over, the newness has worn off, and life has settled into a comfortable routine. Google photos just showed me that today a year ago, we were sitting in this very living room working on our guest list. Then, we were excitedly engaged, sitting in “his” living room planning for [...]

Forgiveness, the Humbling Trail: a parable

Photo by Blue Ox Studio on The backpack bit into my shoulders as I read the trailhead sign. "Freedom Point 3.6 miles. Beware of shifting trail." I glanced around anxiously. I had arrived at this sign after several hours of wandering through a wasteland, with briars catching my ankles and sandy paths that sucked [...]

The Beautiful Mystery, part II

Photo by Trung Nguyen on The glory of marriage is learning to unite weaknesses into strengths, till one is stronger and more whole than before. Luci Shaw compares marriage to a gothic stone arch, with Christ as the capstone, uniting individual leanings into unity. In her analogy, marriage becomes a entrance, rather than a [...]

So you’ve experienced trauma; what’s next

Since a recent post where I’ve divulged a bit of a childhood accident and the ensuing confusion that resulted, I’ve been thinking of all the unsaid things that could be shared. A writer is hopeful that the readers will be able to fill in the cognitive gaps between what is written and the reader’s level [...]