The Holidays! You’ve made your list and you’re checking it twice. Let’s see: not enough money in the budget to get the kids what they really want. Not enough for a quick two day get-away for you and your S.O., given the cost of transportation, accommodations, and a sitter who will put up for that long with the kids and your menagerie of 2 cats, 1 dog, 3 hamsters and 1 and ½ lizard (tail missing). Relatives who are thrilled to announce they’re flying in for a nice long visit, of course…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on December 4, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments
There is one thing each hitched individual will let you know: marriage is hard. Anybody amidst that notorious special night period may experience serious difficulties that, however. Those initial couple of months after you get married, you genuinely comprehend the thought of married happiness. Be that as it may, once life begins to settle in, some unavoidable issues yield up for most couples. We got some information about the greatest issues in their relational unions and this is what they…Continue
Added by Raumond Casey on November 30, 2015 at 3:38am — No Comments
How often do you stop to catch yourself in the act of doing something right? Or anybody else for that matter . . .
As opposed to dinging yourself for every single mistake you make, every flaw you find on your face, in your character, your clothes, your finances, your relationship, your friends--need I go on? We’ve got catching ourselves (and/or our friends, employers, loved ones, strangers, celebrities and whoever else) doing it wrong down to a fine art, practiced umpteen…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on November 1, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments
It is presumed that people decide to get married because they love each other and want to spend their lives together. In theory there would be no need to document such an arrangement except for the fact that the arrangement would not be recognized legally. Thus marriage is a joint venture based in legal doctrine. A license and documents signed by some “legal authority” are necessary before a marriage is “recognized” as valid. Marriage then, is a contract designed to assign legal…Continue
Added by SAM on October 10, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
It is my opinion that many couples, today, don’t have the level of commitment that fortifies a marriage. A marriage is an entity all into itself requiring nurturing and maintenance. The two people in the relationship are the caregivers who are required to attend to those things that keep the relationship strong and healthy. When there is no commitment to do this, then the relationship diminishes and it becomes easier, and maybe necessary to walk away.
Couples who are committed to…Continue
One woman some time ago, so heartbroken was shedding tears while she made the above statement before one pastor. According to the woman, she said that all the while, she suspected that her husband was having an extramarital affairs outside but what made her so heart broken was her catching her husband red handed having an affair with another woman in their matrimonial bed.
Do you know that the same woman who made the statement above is today living happily with the same man she would…Continue
Travel delays are never fun, but from time to time they are bound to happen. You can’t expect the weather to cooperate every time you fly, and better they should repair those mechanical issues before you fasten your seat belt.
I’ve learned to take a deep breath, chill, remind myself it’s not the end of the world, and then look for a way to appreciate whatever extra time I’m now spending in the airport. Reading always works for me, so does getting in some phone-chat time with…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on August 3, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments
Your most recent attempt to persuade your boss of how much you deserve that raise/bonus/perk landed in the unfathomable depths of his “No way no how” with barely a ripple. You are depressed, disgusted, and yes - truth be told - massaging your hurt ego with liberal doses of self-pity.
Which brings to mind all the times your boss has been less than appreciative of your skills, talents, efforts, unpaid overtime, etc. Like always! And down the road of history you go, your…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on July 1, 2015 at 3:33pm — No Comments
You hate your boss, you hate your work, your co-workers drive you crazy, and you’re convinced you’re underpaid even if you weren’t horribly overworked. You’re stressed all the time! Small wonder. . .
You’re tired, achy, rarely get a peaceful night’s sleep, and now you’ve come down with a cold! Which you seem to catch more and more frequently, plus there’s your stomach upset and now some sort of stupid rash on your neck. All of which you are convinced is due to your…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on May 1, 2015 at 10:17am — No Comments
Young Black Love
Is different from any other.
For the young lady, the young man,
It’s a different sense.
A feeling only some really experience.
Young Black Love is natural,
It’s not planned or pre-arranged.
It happens at moment’s notice,
And at times, ends just as fast.
But still the experience to love
A Black young man for a Black young lady
Is something her heart will…Continue
Valentine’s Day: a joy if you’re blessed with a wonderful relationship, an annoyance (or worse) if you’re single and unhappy about it, or in a “challenging” (aka miserable) relationship . . .
But what if - splendidly coupled, despairingly single, or somewhere in between - you chose, this Valentine’s Day to fall in love with your LIFE! To expand the idea of a day devoted to the love in our lives beyond that “special person,” mate or significant other, and celebrate the love…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on February 2, 2015 at 5:33pm — No Comments
It wasn’t too long ago in the course of our marriage that my wife and I had a crisis. We’d been married for 35 years and our 3 children were no longer children and had flown the coop.
Strangely enough, all it took to help our relationship was a bird-feeder!
Throughout our years together we have always had our separate hobbies. I absolutely love birding and it’s been my main hobby since college. I went to Boise State University (when I started it was Boise College, by the time…Continue
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Added by Lisa Penn on December 24, 2014 at 11:29pm — No Comments
Marriage…what a simple yet complicated thing, right? What can seem extremely easy—loving someone—can also be extremely difficult, when you drill it down. When you love someone, you are no longer thinking about just yourself, or someone else, you're thinking about each other, as a…Continue