The Non-Negotiable List

Have you ever made a list of characteristics that describe your “ideal mate?” My girlfriend Theresa and I did when we were sixteen. My list included really mature traits like the color of my dream date’s hair (brown) and how his derriere looked in a pair of Levi’s 501’s. Theresa—who I’m still blessed to be […]

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No Ordinary Love

The other day I was talking with a friend about a woman we know who is leaving her husband after only three years of marriage. My friend theorized that because the woman recently lost a significant amount of weight, she now felt like she deserved someone better. He proposed that people only enter into a […]

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Real Life Spotless Minds

One of my favorite movies of all time is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Besides being a really well-made movie, I find the themes it explores fascinating. Is it truly better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all? If you were given the opportunity to erase the painful memories […]

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