25 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married

I don’t think anything can prepare you for marriage. Yes, you receive advice from married couples in your life and you go through marriage counseling for several months, but nothing really prepares you to join with and become one with a person for what you think will be the rest of your life. As I reflect on my marriage to my late husband, I have regrets. I was naïve about many things. I wish … [Read more...]

The Pursuit of Happiness

“Do you want to be happy?” This is the question the young minister I’ve been seeing recently asked me. “Do you want to be happy?” We’ve been spending a lot of time getting to know one another, and all of the issues of my heart have been bubbling to the surface for him to see. Much of it deals with the guilt I feel because of how my husband died. I didn’t have the chance to say goodbye and tell … [Read more...]

How Mary’s Husband Can Encourage Single Moms

Dating, courtship or whatever you want to call it is hard enough when it’s just you. Factor in a child or two and it can seem impossible. It is hard enough trying to balance a full-time job, the children’s school and social activities and other responsibilities and try to have some semblance of a social life. I understand why many women choose to remain single until their children are older. … [Read more...]