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FIVE THINGS: 5 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve been Single

  When I was married, I was oblivious to the challenges of my friends who were single, or single again. And, I’m sorry. I had been married to Dan MOST OF MY LIFE, close to 24 years. Since he passed away four years ago, it’s been eye opening. Outside of learning to grieve, and learning to heal, I’ve been learning the ropes of how to do this single life. FIVE THINGS I’ve learned since I’ve been… … Continue reading

How to Rock Your Singleness

If you are single and wish that you weren’t, it can be so frustrating, hurtful, lonely- you name it and you’ve probably experienced it during this season. That’s why when a question popped up in my inbox from Jenelle about how to find hope when you are tired of being single, I had to write out some of my thoughts. Jenelle knows that I just got married, but that I also have waited a very long… … Continue reading

How Do You Behave in Worship Next to Your Crush?

Lift those hands in reckless abandon? Or hold back so you don’t seem over the top? Comedian Jon Crist, gets church-goers to get real about how they would act and what they find attractive during a worship service.   Jon’s videos are full of hilarious commentary on church culture. Watch The Wally Show’s Favorite Jon Crist Video!   … Continue reading

How to Overcome Your Inner Valentine’s Grinch

“Do you want to come over and make valentines?” I had to read my friend’s message twice to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. Sure enough, though, she was inviting another friend and me to her house for a card-making party. I was almost thirty years old . . . surely too old for cutting out paper hearts. And I certainly wasn’t the crafty type. But then there was the biggest issue: I didn’t have… … Continue reading

5 Things I Want My Daughter to Look for in a Man

This is something I talked about on our radio show, and Producer Sherri and some others said I should post it, so here goes. 1. He takes responsibility. He’s not an excuses guy. He doesn’t run away from his own mistakes. He doesn’t see himself as a victim. This, to me, is the essence of masculinity. There’s a word for a man who will not take responsibility: A child. 2. He practices self-denial. This can… … Continue reading

What’s One Thing You Do to Protect Your Marriage? | Mike from Tenth Avenue North

When Mike Donehey was in college, he learned an important and somewhat humorous lesson about relationships. Now, his marriage is so important to him, he finds practical ways to protect it. He shares his stories in this video.   Mike says, “I didn’t know I was dating girl in college, because I thought we were just friends. I kept asking, ‘We’re just friends, right?’ … And everyone else was like, ‘You guys are like, boyfriend… … Continue reading

Four Great Date Ideas

Date Night PDX challenges all of us old married folks (that includes you newlyweds too) to keep the flame alive by continuing to date our spouse. In the month of August they have challenged us to go on 4 dates in 4 weeks. The Date Night Comedy Tour on August 5 was an amazing start to the month, but we know how easy it is to get stuck and let the ideas fizzle out. So… … Continue reading

3 Things You Should STOP Asking Your Friends Who Are Dating

Dating is such a special time in a relationship, but for some reason people are so ready to rush couples into the next stage of life! I am all for dating with a purpose and dating with the intent of finding your spouse, however there is no need to rush the process. If you are trying to get with your ex again here are some great tips to get her back. I just recently visited… … Continue reading

Love Non-Negotiables

Love. Is tough. Yeah, no happy little bow tie to the end of that sentence. Its just tough. Is it fulfilling, wonderful, fun and all sorts of other good things too? YES! But it doesn’t change the fact that love takes WORK. Henry Ford once said… “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” Love does take a certain amount of work to make it successful and knowing a few… … Continue reading