Last March, around the time I issued my two weeks notice for my part-time job at a smoothie shop, I started training a new employee who was to be my replacement. Her name was Kelsee. Over the next week, as I taught her various recipes and restaurant protocol, we started talking and made a date spend time together outside of work. I never expected that by July, Kelsee and her boyfriend Tim would … [Read more...] about Millennial Mindset: A Modern Philosophy on Marriage
Marriage & Weddings
Have you ever known—no—felt in your gut that something was not quite right about the way you feel in your relationship? Do you have moments that make you a little nauseous, and even question your beliefs? Do loved ones often tell you that your partner may not be right for you? As firm as your moral sun may be, emotions tend to be the giant, gray, storm clouds that block it, even though you know … [Read more...] about Cognitive Dissonance: What Is It Saying about your Relationship?
On June 25, 2014, I was proud to call myself a Hoosier. A federal judge ruled that the proposed HJR-3 amendment, which would allow the Indiana state legislature to alter the state’s constitution to define and recognize marriage as existing between only one man and one woman, to be unconstitutional. This was a monumental day in Hoosier history for freedom and equality. U.S. District Court Judge … [Read more...] about Love Always Wins: Indiana Same-Sex Marriage
There are all sorts of rules that are in place for a wedding celebration. Some of them are unspoken. Most of them are common sense. I will name a few for any one that has never attended a wedding. Do not bring up the groom’s or the bride’s past relationships or rendezvous at all (before the wedding, at the wedding, or at the reception during your toast). Do not get beyond drunk! There are … [Read more...] about The Wedding Rule You Should Not Break!