When Would You Want to Know?

Brock and I have been talking a lot about marriage lately – our own, others and just marriages in general. Last night, on the drive home from the last holiday party of the season, he asked, “If your ex had come to you and admitted he screwed up, would you have wanted to stay andContinue reading “When Would You Want to Know?”

Taking a Test Drive and the Allure of New Beginnings

I test drove a new car today. It was shiny and unblemished next to my worn and pockmarked almost-sixteen-year-old car. Its pristine surfaces spoke not of its past but whispered of its future. This was a car that has never disappointed me. Never failed to start or stuttered to a stop. No red flags haveContinue reading “Taking a Test Drive and the Allure of New Beginnings”


There’s a simple reason most diets ultimately fail.   Mindset at the outset.   Most diets possess at their core a sense of giving up something that you want. Relinquishing that which you desire. A sacrifice. But we don’t view sacrifice as simply releasing something from our lives. We see it as a trade. AContinue reading “Sacrifice”

Why People Cheat

I never thought I’d tackle this post. First of all, if I could answer this question with certainty, I certainly would not be teaching middle school math; I’d be taking over Oprah’s spot. The reasons people stray in their marriages are as varied and complex as marriage itself. Past, present and personality weaving together toContinue reading “Why People Cheat”