Did You Notice?

A few years ago, a friend of mine shaved off his mustache, which he had been sporting for a number of years. One evening while he and his wife were out to dinner with some mutual friends, the other couple asked, “Hey, when did you shave your face?” Quickly turning her head in surprise, his…

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Big Weddings

I recall watching an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” in which we are transported back to when Raymond and Debra decided to get married. Debra talked about how she had dreamed of getting married since she was a little girl.   Over the years she had thought about what she would wear, the size of the…

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“What an eye opening experience,” is the thought that went through my mind. I have read about it, I’ve seen it, and I have written about it. But I recently experienced it at a new level. “What is that?” you are wondering. Having my cell phone off. You see, my wife and I were recently…

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Let Go of Regret

Have you ever experienced regret? Now I know that sounds like a truly absurd question. A better question might be, when have we not experienced regret? Most of us can recall poor decisions, impulsive choices, and warped rationalizations (too many to count), that we wish we would have handled differently. While some of those choices…

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Are You Disappointed?

“I looked forward to getting married all of my life and then it happened – however, it has been a disaster. Needless to say, it has definitely not met my expectations. I am so very disappointed.” “I remember when my wife lost her temper and said some extremely hurtful things. I was stunned and disappointed…

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“Stay Away”

I recall when a little over 20 years ago my boys and I went camping at the Grand Canyon. We had an incredible time and even hiked about half way down into the canyon one day. Now if you have never been there, I should warn you that it is approximately 5000 feet from the…

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Are You Ready?

I recently came across the following quote, “Marriage is your last best chance to grow up.” Now, before I go any further, I really want you to let that sink in. So (with Jeopardy music playing in the background), ponder for a moment those words. Ok – “I’ll take growing up for $400.” Many of…

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