Why Are We So Mean?

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” — Proverbs 10:12  Behind my kind eyes, smiling face, friendly attitude, and outgoing spirit is the capacity to say the cruelest, most hurtful things to another person. I have belittled, name called, and hurt the most beloved people in my life. Over the past few months, as I work through my own brokenness, I have […]

To My Married Friends

Dear Married Friends, Thank you. I know this might not be what you were expecting. Maybe the single people in your life have other things to say about you, or your marriage, or the fact that you’ve found the elusive “one”, but I want to simply give you thanks. You see… I’m grateful for you. […]

Marriage Isn’t So Scary Anymore

Marriage is terrifying. It’s not the commitment – I commit myself to people, places, and things all the time. It’s not the “settling down” – Lots of married people live adventurous lives, filled with excitement. It’s not even the living-with-a-boy-who’s-not-your-dad thing – Boys kill spiders and can reach things on the top shelf and are really good at […]

Day #212: Getting Personal

This week’s post was taken from my 365-day dating experiment, “The Postcard of My [Single] Life” from May 4, 2010. I revisited the retired blog today and thought it was a fantastic post that still reigns true today. Enjoy! It’s easy to take the subject matter of “dating” and spin it with a humorous and […]