Category marriage

On Family: From the Girl Who Didn’t Want One

I met my husband at 20. Ironically I was concurrently terrified of marriage. At the time, I saw marriage and family as a gateway to an isolated, consumeristic, and vapid life. It looked to me to be severely limiting and, in contrast to the life I was leading, profoundly unfulfilling. I was a senior in […]

What is Love?

It’s Valentine’s Day again, that yearly Hallmarked holiday that somehow embodies Love with red construction-paper hearts, and couples scrambling for romantic gestures whilst buying out candy and flowers. Or in my case it’s a day filled with two little boys, chocolate frosting, heart-shaped sprinkles, and conversations centered on what love really is, and how we know it. Despite the […]

Reflections on the Election

The election is over, finally. I’m not rejoicing. There would have been no outcome this election that I would be celebrating. As it stands I am grieved that a man with such disregard for human value was the best we came up with, but I’m not surprised. If we can agree on one thing in reflection on this […]

A Poem for Marriage at the “7 Year Itch”

There is a rather unfortunate phrase regarding the 7th year of marriage, it is known as the “7 Year Itch; it is the theorized point where the “honeymoon phase” has worn off at which point husband or wife become dissatisfied and their happiness within marriage supposedly begins to decline, often resulting in one or both parties […]

May Our Sons be Men

The proper function of everything must be looked for. The proper function of power is to protect. -Blaise Pascal Recently the news has been ablaze with the story of a woman who was sexually assaulted by a Stanford student. Many have been outraged (rightly) at his absurdly light sentencing for his crime. Too many have […]