Sex And Love

Being Single in a Couples Culture

When I was in high school it seemed like most of my friends had boyfriends. Relationships were something I thought about a lot and I was always on the lookout for “potentials” in my classes. When I entered university, my goal was to get a boyfriend. I wanted someone I could connect with, relate to, and be with. I wanted attention from guys –...

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I Felt So Alone in My Family
I Felt So Alone in My Family

If you’ve ever felt like you’re the only one carrying your family, Maggie can relate. “Even though I asked Christian to help me with the kids,” she says, “he didn’t respond. He just kept doing his own stuff. Trying to do everything, juggling work and taking care of the kids and home I was overwhelmed.” Christian explains, “I wanted...

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I Proposed With A Goat (She said yes!)
I Proposed With A Goat (She said yes!)

Exactly 5 years ago I asked Olive to marry me. Rather than popping the question with a diamond ring, I planned to propose to her with a goat. It wasn’t a pet goat for her to keep in the yard and take for walks; it was a goat to give away to a family in need. It was what she wanted, and it’s one of the reasons I wanted to spend the rest of

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Real Sex is Not Like the Movies
Real Sex is Not Like the Movies

Call me naive, but when I got married, I did not know much about sex. I grew up in a conservative church where we were taught that sex was reserved for marriage only. I believed that (and still believe the best sex is within marriage), so I tried not to think about it. Idecided I’d keep my virginity until I got married. Actually, I was pretty afraid...

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Is God a Prude?
Is God a Prude?

Does God smile on love but frown on sex?  Does God want us to love others, but have prudish rules for how we can show it sexually?  For example the Bible teaches: Run away from adolescent lust. Save sex for marriage. Don’t do it with your neighbor’s spouse. We might think that God forgot that he made us sexual creatures.  Doesn’t...

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Anger: Definitive vs Distorted
Anger: Definitive vs Distorted

I will apologize for doing something I believe is wrong. It’s a great start however this is problematic if I didn’t see anything wrong with my action but my spouse does. Or vice versa. Has that happened to anyone? We learned a few principles to help sort this out at an anger workshop lead by Dr Gary Chapman. The purpose of anger First thing...

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Valentine, How Do I Love Thee?
Valentine, How Do I Love Thee?

Valentine's Day brings sweet expressions of romance. "I love you" fills telephone lines, mailboxes, airwaves, personal ads and cybertraffic. The price of flowers mysteriously rises in February. How do you say, "I love you"? Maybe a kind greeting in the morning or a phone call midday? A nice lunch or dinner can convey the feeling. So can a surprise...

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Bust a Rut, Lose Your Gut
Bust a Rut, Lose Your Gut

Do you go to the same vacation spot every year? Have pizza for dinner almost every Friday night? Always hit the stationary bike or treadmill at the gym? While it can be comforting to stick to the familiar, being more adventurous can improve your relationships, health and mental well-being, says Dr. Frank Farley, a psychologist at Temple University...

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