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#354: I will never leave you May 19, 2012

When we were courting, I told my husband that I was looking for someone to stay.  He told me that he wanted to stay and that he would.  He still tells me, “I will never leave you.”   I believe him.


#292: Commitment March 18, 2012

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This blog is about marriage.  Marriage is a big commitment.  This blog is a little commitment.  I have to admit that sometimes I get a bit tired of it.  I’ve been at it for almost two years.  I told my husband I was looking forward to stopping when I get to #365.  He said the blog is a labor of love.  It certainly is.  It is a commitment just like marriage.  Not as big of course. This blog is a commitment I made to myself.  I started this blog for a variety of reasons: to promote my book, to uplift marriage, and to practice writing.  What I didn’t realize is how much I would learn from it.  About myself.  About marriage. I also didn’t realize it would improve my marriage.  I think it’s all this focus on the positive, on what I love about being married in general and to my husband specifically.

I am at post #291.  I have 74 more posts to get to 365.  I won’t stop before 365.  I’m not a quitter.  Maybe it’s just my way of working myself up to say goodbye.

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#196: Not Being Kim Kardashian November 7, 2011

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It’s funny.  My husband doesn’t even know who Kim Kardashian is.  He is not big into pop culture and it’s one of the things I love about him.  I’m not really that much into either but I am aware of what’s going on in the pop culture world.  The latest – Kim filing for divorce after a few months of marriage and her $10 million wedding has gotten to me and I wanted to write something about it.  Since I’ve decided to climb up on my soapbox I may as well stand up straight and speak loudly and clearly! 

The first thing that really upsets me is how this incident shows so little respect for marriage. Marriage to me is a relationship between a man and woman that is blessed by God.  It’s not done for play, for publicity, or money.  It’s supposed to be for keeps. 

Second, marriage is supposed to be about commitment.  A lifelong commitment. 

Third, these reality shows seem to be having such a negative influence on people’s real lives.  There should be some privacy for married couples and families. 

Ok – I’ve said my piece.  It wasn’t a lot but I just had to say it.  Recently I told a Christian friend that the thing made me mad and she said something that made a lot of sense.  She said, “These people are of  the world.”  When you are of the world, you will do stupid, nonsensical, hurtful and ridiculous things.  And others of the world will look upon it and won’t see anything wrong.

Take care,

Me – trying to be of God while in the world