Relationships

When Storms Hit Hard

Last month, South Florida experienced the effects of what many expected would be a devastating hurricane. As we prepared for a direct hit from a category 4 or 5 storm, schools and businesses closed so we could prepare for the wind and potentially flooding rain. Prayers were lifted for the storm to move and spare […]

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Spiritual Friendship and Marriage

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another”  (John 13:34-35 NIV). “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s […]

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Pu Pu Platters and Intimacy

Being single for the majority of my 52 years of living, I have a few observations when it comes to dating. Though there are some consistencies from dating in my 20’s and in my 50’s, there is one aspect that seems to be more prevalent today: the lack of intimacy. By intimacy I am not […]

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Is That All There Is?

In 1969, Peggy Lee sang a haunting song questioning life. After seeing a house go up in smoke as a child, was that all there was to things? After going to a circus, was that all there was to the big top? After being dismissed by a boyfriend, was that all there was to love? […]

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Fixer-upper Husband?

Several married friends have come to me recently frustrated with their husbands’ behaviors. Their husbands were not ______ing the way that they “should.” All three wives had different blanks, but the bottom line was that they had talked to their husbands about what they were witnessing, and their husbands did not heed their advice. My […]

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For Better, Not Worse

Last month, as I waited in my hair salon for the goo on my head to perform the miracle of turning back time, “Sue” (alias) announced her tale of woes that ended the prior week in divorce. Sue seemingly was married to Attila the Hun. If what she said about him was true, words like […]

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The Perfect Valentine’s Day – For Men Only

Perfection is in the eyes of the beholder. Valentine’s Day has a number of beholders: Girls hoping for valentine cards from the right guys Couples hoping to charge their marriage with a romantic get-away Guys hoping to join the estimated six million who pop the question No matter which stage of love you’re in, romantic […]

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Personalize Your Wedding Vows

Weddings can be simultaneously beautiful, enjoyable events as well as stress-producing, thanks to a virtual plethora of choices from colors, to flowers, music to food. One choice that often gets overlooked is whether to use conventional vows or to write your own. On the one hand, using conventional vows is not only easy, but a […]

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Finding That Perfect Mate

First of all, if you think there is a perfect mate out there, you’re probably also searching for a unicorn-riding leprechaun carrying a golden egg-laying goose. Believe me when I say this does not come from a place of cynicism but of reality. Too many of us have a glamorized view of what our potential […]

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