From Ben Franklin

“The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love . . . the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion.”

About Dating

Humans have been practicing dating on a large scale for around, oh, 50 to 75 years or so. Before that, no one dated. Oh, some snuck around, but that wasn’t dating, either. The very idea of two unmarried people of the opposite gender spending any time together, alone, was unthinkable, once upon a time. Why? … Continue reading About Dating

Sun, Moon, or Meteor?

I've been thinking lately about meteors and the moon. Isn't it odd how we pay such attention to the sparkle of the meteor showers and usually fail to notice the moon? Yet the moon is the constant reassurance we have that the sun still shines, and the meteors are not much -- fragments, showy, transient … Continue reading Sun, Moon, or Meteor?

UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 3

Dearest Angela, Has my last letter soaked in, yet? Let me tell you what I’ve learned about the tough times: One of the best tickets out of hard circumstances is contentment. Contentment can breed joy. I do not mean that quiet joy that runs too deeply for detection, NO! Dan can use a friend who is … Continue reading UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 3

UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 2

Dearest Angela, How is it going, Sweetheart? I've thought of a few things that might help you. Since Dan has lost this good-paying job, he will have to make major decisions, although his life with you is only just begun. I expect he would discuss all major actions with you, first, but I also expect … Continue reading UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 2

UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 1

Dearest Angela, How wonderful it was to see you during your vacation! How I loved every moment near you, seeing you with Dan! It is simply wonderful to watch the two of you relate to each other. You have hardly lost the glow of a new bride. You remind me of myself when I was your age. … Continue reading UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 1

Tired, Alone, Scared, and Misguided

Many a wife has thought as you do, that her husband has never been the spiritual leader in the home, but just for a moment, rethink. Many a husband is a poor spiritual leader, but every husband is ordained by God to be the leader in matters of the Spirit. If he leads poorly, still … Continue reading Tired, Alone, Scared, and Misguided