I often think it should be more difficult and expensive to marry and less complicated to get out of the relationship. It is my opinion that a divorce should be separated completely from questions of property and custody. Divorce itself should be simple—you want it, you’ve got it.
If you want to agree on
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A true story:
Several years ago a young woman I know was involved in a rocky marriage and sought solace in the arms of a man who offered her an even worse future. Her marriage eventually ended; and by the grace of God, she also came to her senses and dumped the man she
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Back in the earlier years of our country, around the time of the civil war, I would imagine that marriages did not involve a whole lot of courtship. There may have been some couples who knew each other from childhood and ended up together because they had always assumed that is what would happen.
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A young couple I know have convinced me that two artistic people should never marry. In every couple there should be at least one of the two who is of a practical frame of mind and is willing to do little non-artistic things like dishes, laundry, sweeping—you know what I mean—all those little chores
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You’re “in love” with each other and you think that’s the key
For having a marriage that’s the way it should be.
Well, that’s just the start of a lifetime together—
You’ll need more than love to get through stormy weather.
You can’t build a house by tearing it down;
You can’t keep a
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My husband is having a diagnostic test tomorrow. I’m an action-oriented person; and up until now I have dealt with his health problems in an action-oriented way. Every problem has a solution, right?
I attacked his health issues the same way I attack everything I desire to have done.
Encouragement: “Go to the doctor
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Garfield (fake name) is nearly a decade younger than I. When he asked me out after I had known him a couple of months, I tried to turn him down, suggesting that he needed to date a younger woman; but my heart wasn’t really into my suggestion because, truth to tell, I was already
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Her “fall from grace” happened when she was a little over 25 and he was a bit older. She had been in love with him for several years but he was not of a mind to make a commitment just yet. And then she became pregnant. This situation, in those days, was unpardonable. Of
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It is my life decision
To always remain true;
It is not due to a wedding vow
That I keep faith with you.
The decision made with head and heart
Extends beyond legality;
It is of my own choosing
That I observe fidelity.
Do not fail to understand me
In a decision
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My world is bright with sunshine
That shines on me and you;
Whenever we’re together
I know our love is true.
I may be gloomy sometimes;
Sometimes my skies may grey;
But there are never any storm clouds
Except when you’re away.
I love to spend time with you;
You make my days seem
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