Only one person can be in the driver’s seat. In my marriage, more often than not, Pete’s in the driver’s seat. We discuss where we want to go, how much time we want to ride, but ultimately, it’s his call. It’s his hand on the throttle and his foot on the brake. If he runs […]
I had thought I could always go home. But suddenly I realized I didn’t know how. My trail of crumbs had long been eaten. I had lost my way.
You know the game. You get a list of items to look for in your purse, and the one with the most items wins. It’s an ice breaker played at wedding and baby showers. Women scrounge around in their purses, rooting out long lost items, like so much buried treasure. Contents get dumped as they […]
I know temptation. We’re standing in the church lobby. His grin reminds me of a young Mel Gibson, and my heart stops. We have legitimate church business to discuss. The attraction is mutual. I can feel it, an electrifying pulse between us. I look away. Everyone else is a muffled blur. It’s only us, standing […]
One of the reasons marriages fall apart after a number of years is that they just can’t survive the weight of garbage that has built up over time. You want to have a good marriage, so you resolve your conflicts and move on. But it’s easy to overlook the bits of resentment still snagged on […]