Spiritual Leadership

January 2, 2018

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A common complaint I hear from Christian wives is that their husbands are not the “spiritual leader” of the family.  My experience is that the men at whom the complaint is leveled vary a great deal in where they are at in their spiritual journey.  Some are indeed nominal Christians.  Others regularly attend church, go […]

Wrapping Up the Year

December 20, 2017

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“I guess you wonder where I’ve been. I search to find the love within.”  Bobby Caldwell “You can bend my ear.  We can talk all day.  Just make sure I’m around when you finally have something to say.”  Toad the Wet Sprocket “You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.”  Ruth […]

Following Your Dreams

September 16, 2017

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Love is about all the changes you make and not just three small words.  Frank Turner It’s all worth nothing alone.  Graham Parker My wife is a big fan of Hallmark movies.  I can enjoy them well enough with a few provisos.  First, it helps if the acting is at least decent.  I need to […]

Rose Tint

August 8, 2017

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Rose tints my world and keeps me safe from the trouble and pain.[1]  Columbia Something’s lost and something’s gained in living every day.  Joni Mitchell I played in a number of bands.  In the longest running of those bands, I was the third best lead vocalist.  I sang about 60% of the lead vocals.  The […]

Posted in: Agency, Grief, Resilience

Is “You ping my arousal template,” a romantic thing to hear from a drunken man?

June 21, 2017

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Ladies, picture this.  You go for a drink in the hotel bar.  At one table there is a group of men downing rounds of shots.  A moderately out of shape[1] (and somehow familiar) redhead starts checking you out.  He separates from the group and comes over to you.  He puts a Van Morrison song on […]

Posted in: Relationships, Sex

Translation

June 15, 2017

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In a 1970 Monty Python sketch, a book publisher has published a Hungarian-English phrase book for Hungarian tourists visiting Britain.  The publisher has intentionally mistranslated the phrases to wreak havoc.  By way of example, the Hungarian phrase for “Can you direct me to the railway station?” was translated as “Please fondle my buttocks.”  After the […]

Selfishness

May 28, 2017

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A single young man recently told me that he felt he was too selfish to be able to enter into marriage.  There is something to be said for being able to recognize the selfish tendencies within oneself.  It is also helpful to recognize that selfishness can undermine a marriage. The question I would raise here […]

Posted in: Love, Marriage, Relationships