Articulate but Simple Response

Have you ever had one of those moments when you’re asked a question and your response is clear, articulate and thoughtful? I enjoy those rare moments. Damn, I wish they weren’t so rare though. I enjoyed reading this response from one friend to another on why a former devoted believer became an atheist: (Source) “I…

One Year Later – A Few Things Discovered

When I started my blog one year ago, my original intent was to simply share my journey. After I completed that 7 post series, I continued to find compelling topics that I wanted to write about. Like other bloggers, the exercise of writing has been therapeutic and clarifying. I’ve also made many new friends among fellow-bloggers.…

36 Questions to Love – Happy Valentines Day

In an essay by Mandy Len Catron called “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This,” she explores a study by psychologist Arthur Aron (and others) on whether intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated by a specific list of personal questions. The 36 questions in the study are grouped into three sets, with each…

My Crazy Vasectomy Story

After my fourth child was born, I was pretty earnest about making a trip to the doctor for a vasectomy. I love all my kids! But I felt that after number 4, we had our hands full and our financial resources were already strained to the breaking point. My wife was adamant about me NOT…

Relationship Warning Signs

This will not be a post about religion or Christianity. But it does regard something I feel strongly about. Here is a wonderful graphic that lists 8 relationship warning signs. The list includes: Intensity Jealousy Control Isolation Criticism Sabotage Blame Anger The sign below will speak for itself, but I will add that Renee and I…