Category Archives: Marriage

the proverbs 31 man

We hear a great deal about the Proverbs 31 woman. She’s become iconic in Christian circles to the point that her familiarity has bred–if not contempt–at least a sarcastic welcome to many conversations. Sadly, because of this her full significance … Continue reading

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our ninth wedding university

That’s what Norah called it. (In her knacky way of accidentally generating strangely appropriate terms. As a toddler she also spontaneously nicknamed Alex “StudyDud.” See what I mean? She has a gift.) Was it really nine years ago that I … Continue reading

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of vacuum malfunction, burnt potatoes, and romance

I was a junior at university but it was the first time I’d had a boyfriend on my birthday. I wasn’t sure what to expect–we hadn’t been dating for very long. He took me out for a lovely dinner date … Continue reading

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the man-flu . . . an epidemic?

It usually strikes two or three times every year. It comes on gradually, beginning with an innocuous sniffle or two, but after this deceptive beginning symptoms will rapidly increase in ferocity until it resembles a full-fledged head cold. Its victim … Continue reading

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so this is what he meant

What He Said I, Alex, take you Betsy, to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and … Continue reading

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go patriots

Tonight at our house, something big is going down. The New England Patriots play arch-rival New York Jets in the second round of the NFL playoffs. We are New England Fans. Alex by blood (or birthright, if you will), me … Continue reading

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inside and outside

Been thinking about the differences between men and women. (You are all reaching for the mouse, “Okay, next blog!”) Let me be more specific: about the ways men and women, especially men and women married to each other, are differently … Continue reading

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