Why I Didn’t Marry My “Type”

Why I Didn’t Marry My “Type”

“I know why you dress the way you do.” He couldn’t see me roll my eyes in the dark theater. “Oh really, you just know who I am after meeting me last week?” “Yes.” Who does this punk think he is? I fumbled in my purse and...
Dear Husband, I Don’t Know You Yet

Dear Husband, I Don’t Know You Yet

A lilac bush scraped the glass every time the wind danced through its branches, and with each scrape I paused over the list before me. I was leaned against my hope chest in the sunlight, my bible at my elbow, chewing on the end of my pen as I thought carefully over...
Why My Boyfriend Called My Dad

Why My Boyfriend Called My Dad

When I was single, I asked the guys I dated to call my dad once they wanted to make it “official”. Looking back on those years, I asked myself – did this standard really serve me well? The answer is an unwavering “Yes”. I would not do it...
The Ring, the Bling, and the Next Big Thing

The Ring, the Bling, and the Next Big Thing

“So – when are you guys getting married?” The friendly question was extended with every intention of kindness, but I swallowed it like razorblade soup. “We aren’t sure yet,” I responded. “We want to have everything in order...
I Like Him. Now What?

I Like Him. Now What?

“So… I like someone.” The email in my inbox encapsulated the glorious confusion of first feelings. Waiting for him to talk to you at church. Hoping he glances your way. Wishing you could find an excuse to say something. She wrote out the...