After Bitter Disappointments, Sweet Consolation

From early girlhood, I anticipated leading my conception of an ideal life.  I would marry a wonderful man, we would raise a noble family of exemplary children, and we would influence thousands of people with our Christlike living and closeness to God.  I don’t know how I developed the hubris to think I was capable of such a thing, but I was bursting with self-confidence and the sense that this was my destiny. It didn’t happen.  I did marry a man with a lot of potential, and we had several...
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Why Get Married?

By Mallory W. …If you’ll likely get divorced anyway. That is what many statistics show, right?  We often see friends and family members marry seemingly happily, only to have that marriage end in sadness, heartache, and often times bitterness. When there is so much at stake to potentially lose, what do we gain by getting married?  My decision to get married on December 22, 2006 was the second best decision I have ever made. The best decision I have ever made was to get a divorce on March 29, 20...
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