Category Archives: Marriage

Taking off the grave clothes

“I want a divorce, and that’s not an option.  I feel trapped.” I said this to my husband at almost midnight, just before leaving the house to buy beer and cigarettes.  No, you haven’t stumbled across another blog by accident, … Continue reading

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Tearing down walls

For as long as I can remember, I’ve hidden behind walls constructed for the sole purpose of protecting myself from hurts, both real and imagined.  My walls, I’m coming to understand, are made from very specific types of materials:  Anger. … Continue reading

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Superman is Immodest

Last night, Jon and I had a fight.  When it came right down to it, we were fighting because we were comparing each other to other people.  In my case, I was comparing Jon to hypothetical people (they, after all, … Continue reading

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How I met my husband, and how he met Jesus

(Jon and I are telling this story together… my words are in blue, his are in green.) “I think he might be an alcoholic,” I told my dad. I’d met Jon at a nursing home.  He was a nurse, I … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes – July 22, 2013

(Yes, I am aware that it’s not Friday, but I felt the urge to be random today.) — 1 — We’re finally starting to settle into a routine around here!  Considering that every time we’ve settle into a routine this … Continue reading

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Words of Encouragement

My husband is incredibly level-headed.  He’s a rock in the face of emergencies, a calming force in the midst of chaos.  Of all the crazy things he’s put up with from me over the years, of all the times I’ve … Continue reading

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So Where’s it all Going?

I’m a pretty passionate person.  If I’m committed to something, I won’t do it half-heartedly, I’ll immerse myself in it, go to extremes, read about it constantly, and drive everyone around me crazy by talking about it incessantly (surely you … Continue reading

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