Portraits and single ladies


People

Dear Single Ladies, To be fair, I must needs direct a few words your way as well. And truly, I have somewhat to say unto thee. [And they said unto her, Say on.] There is an enemy to romance lurking in the heart of every woman, single or married, as far as I can tell: […]

June 28, 2014

Scenery and single men


People

Dear Single Men, It’s been a while since I’ve directed any comments your way, so lest you get too comfortable I thought I’d jot a note to light a fire under your collective rumps. I may have reminded you before that most single women are not single by choice. (Is this ringing a bell? Okay, […]

June 24, 2014

One piece of the puzzle


Walking with Jesus

Confession: You wouldn’t expect deep philosophy to come from a 1980’s pop love song by the Nylons, but that’s how a piece of it came to me. The heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you’re loved by others. The first time I heard it I laughed out loud—just […]

May 19, 2014

Postscript on love


People

So what about them marital differences? Here’s a parting piece of advice that I would like to learn to take myself—some days I swallow it with a smile, some days I choke. * Please be careful. A woman’s scorn is poison. If you’re going to infiltrate your marriage with scorn, you might as well lace his […]

September 18, 2013

Concerning love


People

To anyone who is worried about whether or not the psycho writer of this blog can be trusted, rest assured. She cannot. However, only in a single five minute period of frivolity has she ever deliberately posed here as someone she is not, say between the hours of 11:17 and 11:22 on a dark Wednesday […]

September 12, 2013

July 7


Celebrations, People

Once upon a time, an eligible and attractive young man named Ryan attended a weekend conference. Just your average Mennonite conference on a hot summer weekend. Lots of men preached. Old friends met up. Music happened. Good food was served. Young men thought of young women. A certain John Coblentz and his family also attended […]

July 7, 2013