Even the light is dancing.

By the grace of my future in-laws, Block Island has become an important part of my life. It is not just some island to hang about for vacation. Whenever I am here, I am present. I usually have a hard time being that way. Often times, I’m thinking about everything

The Wildest Advice I’ve Ever Heard about Marriage…and I Was Convinced.

I was mind-blown. I expected to be baffled with disbelief. But no, I was baffled with…assurance. You see, this particular advice would have been ideal to hear before becoming engaged. I made a commitment that I don’t intend to break. And yet, I am assured I made the best decision

Introducing 30 Day Challenges for Couples

So many of us find ourselves swirling in mundane routines, day in, day out. We let the clock tick our way through habitual, familiar instances. Wake up, go to work, run errands, come home, make a meal, sleep. Go at it again, and again. And sometimes its just necessary, isn’t

Getaway Weekend: Dewey and Rehoboth Beaches in Delaware

She was unapologetically herself, not once explaining herself to anyone. With jorts rolled up unevenly and hair gone astray, she was carefree. Maya produced her trademark happy head wiggles in the middle of a restaurant where others bring their best etiquette. On top of an umbrella ride, she molded quad

Why I told my Catholic, German Grandparents before Proposing to my Liberal, Jewish Partner

Pride Month is wrapping up. Many have been celebrating and decking out in every imaginable color from personal wardrobes to Target store racks. Others have been remembering and honoring lost heroes and friends. Some have discovered the novelty of their identities while a few more committed to becoming allies. And

A New Way to Think About Engagement Proposals

Last weekend, I proposed. But you were already engaged. Yes, I know I proposed too. So, why ask her to marry you when you already said yes to her? Reciprocate the request for their commitment. That’s precisely the first reason why I proposed. Maya asked me but I didn’t ask

Choosing your Top 3 Wedding Priorities

***There’s a FREE, downloadable supplement to use at the end of this blog post!*** I think most of us are well-aware of the unsolicited “advice” you’re bombarded with once the wedding planning takes off. I often find this “advice” to be in response to ideas expressed by the individual getting

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