The secret life of Ryan Zook


Celebrations

When I awake early on Valentine’s Day I am alone It takes a moment to remember why. Oh yes. Early ministers’ meeting.   Often at night I wake to find him gone Or wake to find him returning. I expect him to be warm, come from checking on the kids Or using the bathroom But […]

February 14, 2018

What I’ve *not* learned in marriage


People

This is the finale of a little series on marriage. Start at the beginning here. How to make firm decisions in his absence How to enjoy giving him gifts of really-boring-guy-stuff-that-he-knows-he’s-getting-because-he-picked-it-but-he-still-wants-badly How to stop talking when we’re on a date How to spend without guilt the money he earned for us How to make excuses for […]

June 9, 2017

What I’ve learned in marriage: to worship


People

Confession: It took me a long time to circle around to the most basic marriage secret of all. I don’t mean here on my blog. I mean in actual living. If my marriage is to be successful (radiant, life-giving, and permanent), I have to believe my husband is the best thing since sliced bread. NO […]

June 8, 2017

Love


Celebrations

Confession: One of the reasons I can get away with tweaking my man so much on this site is that he has a great appreciation for sarcasm and humor. And the other is that I secretly adore him. Though I am bold in telling others to pursue it, love itself is to me a deeply […]

February 16, 2015

Valentine ideas needed: gifts for guys


Celebrations

Confession: It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and once again I am coming up short on ideas for a gift for The Boss. Birthdays and Christmas, I’ve found ways to shop that bring great joy to both of us. (Best of all is to poke his buddies for suggestions on fire gear or tech gadgets, and pull […]

February 8, 2015