Why Valentines Day is Super Lame

I've never been a big fan of Valentine's Day. I mean, I get the whole "used to be a pagan holiday" thing. Basically it was a tribute to one of their Pagan gods. The names of women would be put into a basket and they would be drawn by a teenage boy. It was sort of a dating/hook up lottery. Well obviously this did not go over well in the Christian church. The … [Read more...]

Yes, Even Intimacy Needs Boundaries

When my husband and I had been married for two years, a single girlfriend of mine (we’ll call her Macy) asked me a very personal question. Macy’s personality was that of a desperate chameleon, a toxic mixture of trying to be what she thought the man she dated wanted her to be, and, approaching the age of twenty-five, feeling pressure to get married. … [Read more...]

When is it Time to Remove your Online Dating Profile?

I have never been one to dodge and weave when it comes to my feelings on dating, marriage, and the opposite sex altogether. While it might serve others to be a little more reserved or allusive, that’s just not my style. There is no need to keep the emotional “walls” when being totally open and upfront serves as something of a tool to weed out … [Read more...]

Book Review: It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken

The Smart Girl's Breakup Buddy I came across this book quite randomly at the library and picked it up because it had a cute cover and was written by the same guy who wrote “He’s Just Not That Into You”, and I really enjoyed that book. This book is about the entire process that occurs when you end a relationship. From the breakup itself to … [Read more...]

The Perfect Pick-Up Line 2.0

I'm sitting at Panera Bread with Nathan Holman, wondering how to best help him find the right woman. Well, maybe I'm not so concerned about the right woman as he is. I just wanted to see if I could play a part in it. So I brainstormed (yes, this is what I do with my spare minutes), and came up with a killer idea. Pick-Up lines are so last decade. It's time for … [Read more...]