Masks Off: Disliked for Who You Are or Loved for Who You Are Not?

“Love takes off masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin Sadly, I believe that very few of us ever reach true intimacy. I believe most of us have enjoyed the temporary joys of dating and making out and other conventions of relationships. But so few of…

The Ugly Truth About What Men REALLY Think About Us Women

This is one of the few posts that I will write on romantic relationships, but I’m sure the ladies will really be helped by this one. It might be offensive when you find out how men really think about things concerning us, but I think it’s important to know. I read this book written by…

Cheap Love: When You Give/Get Too Much for Too Little Too Soon

In many aspects of our life, me and my fellow members of the microwave generation get very frustrated when we don’t get EVERYTHING we want EXACTLY when we want it, for virtually NOTHING. There is actually something very wrong with that. Back in my grandmother’s day, if you wanted something of great value, you would…

Dating and Courtship: Should Christians Kiss Before Marriage?

How do you feel about dating like the son Josh in the huge Duggar family dated? You know, the courtship and not kissing until AFTER the marriage vows are made at the altar? Imagine dating a guy or girl and not getting more than a hug even up to a year after you first start…

Destroying Romantic Relationships with Manipulative Mind Games

Have you ever been “healthily in love”? Have you ever been in a romantic relationship that was not dysfunctional? Meaning, were there no games being played? When I was in college, I had friends with whom I would come up with strategies, devices, schemes, plots, and plans to get and keep a relationship. Here’s a…