Category: Love

Surviving Long Distance – Why it’s really not that bad

“Distance means so little when someone means so much.” - Unknown, Internet When Rocket and I talk about how we met (Our Story), most people are shocked that the entirety of our relationship before marriage was long distance. We didn’t live in the same city until after we said, “I do!” I’m not surprised some ...

A Guarded Heart?

“As a married couple you will be sharing your lives together which means sharing your heart.” - When calls the heart ~~~ Have you ever been dating someone and wondered when was the right time to let your guard down and open up? Recently a friend of ours asked the very same question. When is ...

What Are Your Intentions?

 "All right, Sparky, here's the deal. If you wanna court the little lady, you gotta be a straight shooter. Do ya got it?.... Tell her the TRUTH!” - Genie, Aladdin ~~~ 3 weeks ago I wrote about a conversation Rocket and I had with friends over breakfast (read it here). We started discussing relationships and ...

How To Not Compromise

“To infinity and beyond!” - Toy Story ~~~~ Despite feeling under the weather, this past week I was excited to schedule our vacation trips for this year. As we start to plan our trips, I was reminded of this article originally published September 18, 2017. Thinking of each other first has helped us plan future ...

Valentine’s Day Special: Dating 101

“It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” - Good Will Hunting ~~~~ This morning, Rocket and I went to breakfast with a few old friends from his time in China. Although most of them no longer live in China, they ...

2 Investments You Can Make Right Now That Are Better Than Bitcoin

“Love is something you do for someone else, not something you do for yourself.” - Gary Chapman ~~~~ Not too long ago, Rocket and I met up with one of our friends from college, whom I refer to as Dan for the remainder of the post. We were ecstatic to learn of his recent engagement ...

A Family Holiday

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. – Burton Hillis ~~~~ The Holidays: Some people dread them, some people can’t get enough. We belong in the “can’t get enough” category. Although Rocket enjoys Thanksgiving more and I prefer Christmas, one thing ...

Fast Friends: 36 Questions for Stronger Relationships

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” - When Harry Met Sally   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   A few weeks ago, Rocket and I attended a seminar with Stanford professor, Francis Flynn. As we were eating lunch, he ...

Intentional Love: The Art of Preparation Part 2

"You Make Me Want to Be a Better Man" - As Good As It Gets ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This week’s blog post is a continuation from my post last week on The Art of Preparation. As promised this week is Rocket’s very first blog post on his experiences preparing for marriage. FROM ROCKET: When our single friend ...

Intentional Love: The Art of Preparation

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." - Henry Ford ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A few weeks ago, Rocket and I had lunch with two friends, one married and one single, after church. Our married friend asked us questions pertaining to our first year of marriage, which proved to be the start ...

Why I Waited…

"The longer you wait for something, the more you appreciate it when you get it, because anything worth having is definitely worth waiting for." - Unknown, The Internet ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today, I sat across from a friend as she excitedly recalled the previous month of her life: a wedding, honeymoon, and international move. It sounded all ...

How to Find Out What Your Spouse Does Everyday At Work

 “Never mistake motion for action” - Ernest Hemingway ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have you ever reached the end of a week wondering what you accomplished? Or felt like you accomplished a lot, but not the things that you had planned. Sometimes, we become so comfortable and focused on our daily (sometimes monotonous) routines that our dreams get put ...