The First Time I Knew I Was In Love

Up until college, I lived a pretty sheltered life. I grew up in a small community, comprised of about 85 people, on a farm, in the middle of nowhere. Myself included, there was a total of four people in my graduating class and we were considered to be one of the larger classes....more
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100 Percent Committed to Not Committing

 Part I: Classic Commitment Dodgers  Fear of commitment, or commitment-phobia, has spread like wildfire throughout the land of the free, nuking people’s hearts, dampening their spirits, and making them terrified to get out there and give love a chance....more

You Complete Me: Lies Dating Websites Have Told Me

I saw this Christian Mingle commercial on TV the other night which stated, “There’s someone out there who needs you, whose life you can fulfill and who makes yours complete.”I nearly launched myself off the couch and body slammed the TV to the floor.Like this… except no one was wearing a thong…...more

To my love...

There is someone out there that will treat you like a queen, the way you should be treated. Make ...more

The Truth About Lying

In conversations with women, lying comes up a lot. I find that often times people are let down in relationships through lying and deceit. This is just the way things happen, but it doesn’t need to be the way you carry yourself.As men, we don’t have to compromise ourselves to live the lives we want to. We can get whatever it is that we want by being totally real with ourselves and others.There are two major problems with lying to others:1.)  If you have to lie to others, you are saying to yourself that the truth is not good enough....more

Distance In Relationships Isn't Always A Bad Thing

Distance makes the heart grow fonder. That’s what they say. How do “they” know that? Does it not just make you forget instead? After all, there are other “they” who say out of sight means out of mind. If time is distance then yes, it can make you appear to forget. The reality though is that you don’t actually forget. What it does is give you time to let things go so only the best parts are left. It gives you perspective. It makes you see the important things, the good things, the happy times, and let the rest go. ...more

Dating My Daughter/Son

I was reading a post from Brittany at everyday thoughts on her Mamas Tell All and saw that the topic for this week is Dating Your Daughter/Son. I decided to put my originally scheduled post on hold and write this instead. Date nights with our children is something my husband and I did with our three daughters and I'm pretty zealous about it so I must share. ...more

I'm Grateful for the Relationship I (Almost) Had

Before I say anything further, I will be honest with you: it hurt. Yes, it hurt big time the moment I realized the relationship would never be what I wish it could be and he was never going to feel for me the way I felt for him. All I had was something that was "almost".I blamed myself. I traced back to every second we were together, asking myself what I did wrong that ruined my chance of something more, something solid. Since we were never in a relationship, there was no break up or any closure; only me left with a broken heart and millions of what-ifs....more
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This Is Why You Shouldn’t Keep Secrets in Relationships

According to a recent research one out of five people keep a significant secret from their partner, such as money troubles, adultery, dark family secrets or certain evens from their past.  What’s even more surprising, a good quarter of the respondents claimed they’ve been keeping their secret for over 25 years!...more

Why a 5 yr Marriage Plan Could Benefit Your Relationship

I remember telling my boyfriend, now fiance (and father to our child) that he had 5 years to propose. See, we were only 23 and 24 years old when we met, so there was no rush to get married anytime before that....more