What happens after you close the distance?

What happens after you close the distance?

So you’re in a long distance relationship, and the end is in sight. Finally, after years of waiting, tears, heartbreak, and missing each other so much continuing on seems impossible, you have a date for the day the distance will close.

What amazing news this is; you and your SO are beyond excited. The family and friends of the person moving are probably less than excited. But hey, you’ll be with your love!

Amidst all the excitement, though, a new question creeps into your mind. What happens after you close the distance? Continue reading “What happens after you close the distance?”

Is this love that I’m feeling? 15 things I discovered about love

Is this love that I’m feeling? 15 things I discovered about love

Like Whitesnake, I’ve asked that question. The warm fuzzy feeling, the racing heart, the excitement, was that love? Was that what I was feeling?

Another question also plagued me: was that all there was to love? The thought terrified me. If those feelings were the only way I knew I was in love, what about the times when I didn’t feel that way? Did that mean I didn’t love Brittany?

So I searched for the answer…

And found it.  Continue reading “Is this love that I’m feeling? 15 things I discovered about love”

When the going gets tough, the tough get forgiving (Pt 3)

“‘In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

Ephesians 4:26-27

This is the final instalment on the above passage. In Part 1 we looked at what anger is, and Part 2 was about the importance of not dwelling on anger. Today we’ll take a look at how to face the personal challenge of resolving anger.

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When the going gets tough, the tough get forgiving (Pt 2)

In Part 1 we looked at what anger is, what it stems from, how it can be good, and what to avoid when angry. Today we’re going to delve into why we should promptly resolve anger instead of letting it fester. In Part 3 we’ll look at how that is personal. Resolving anger and forgiving others doesn’t rely on them.

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When the going gets tough, the tough get forgiving (Pt 1)

There is no relationship in which you don’t fight at some point. More often than not, the closer you are to someone, the more likely fights become. When you intimately know someone, you carry an awesome ability to build that person up, or to utterly destroy them.  Continue reading “When the going gets tough, the tough get forgiving (Pt 1)”

A Weekend At Marriage Encounter

Over the weekend, my wife and I participated in the Worldwide Marriage Encounter hosted on Saipan, and I thought I would share some thoughts I had from my experience. Before I get into it, I do want to say that I don’t agree with everything that is promoted in this event and some things I strongly disagree with. However, there were some really good things shared. It was fantastic to see couples whose body language on Friday screamed, “WE DON’T WANT TO BE NEAR EACH OTHER!” Continue reading “A Weekend At Marriage Encounter”