What’s the wise thing to do? #AskIt

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When I was in college, I (like many of my friends) read magazines, took diet pills, and skipped meals. Not a huge deal in the scheme of bad habits. But after several years of reading Cosmo and Self, taking diet pills, and trying to skip meals, I realized I wasn’t headed to a place where […]

Morality, the American Dream, & the Life You’ve Always Wanted

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It’s ok to have multiple sexual partners as long as you’re using protection. It’s ok to lie to your boss as long as it’s good for your long-term career. It’s her problem if she gets attached, just have fun. It’s your body, do whatever you want with it. You’re committed so what the Bible says […]

Protect Your Marriage at Work

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I recently heard on my favorite radio show that the #1 place affairs start is in the workplace. It’s not online, it’s not over text message, and it isn’t at a bar. I think it’s worth paying attention to because of the reality that you spend more waking hours with your colleagues than you do with […]

The Separation of Church and Hate

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It was one of those tough moments where the air feels oppressive and you start to sweat. A good friend sat across from me on my couch, fumbling with her rings. She had just broken the news to me: “I’m getting a divorce”. It felt weighty, even unbelievable. As she sat on my couch and […]

Red Flags, Giving Grace, and Sleeping Husbands

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.” The Notebook. Michael and I have enjoyed all the feedback we’ve received from Real […]

Life As a MRS | Sunday Emails and Coffee Shops

This week started off perfectly. My friend Natalie who I wrote about here is staying with us for a week or so until she moves.  On Sunday night, we called some friends in China for the “Moon Festival” and I got to talk to my dear friend Doris. Nothing like starting off the week with […]

Life as a MRS : New Last Name, One Big Celebration, Same ‘Ole Me

On June 4th, I wore this Married him changed my last name to Dean and became part of their family at the best party of the year and left for our honeymoon MARRIED to the love of my life. “Wherever you go, there you are.” A new last name, new husband, new house…but at the […]