Sometimes I’m tempted to get discouraged. I watch other couples meet and get married and have children, but I’m still waiting for my future husband. So when I have a crush on a guy, and it doesn’t work out, it’s easy to feel discouraged. As I was reflecting on my disappointment about a former guy of interest, I thought of five do’s and...

A beat-up pair of brown leather boots has been a staple in my closet since 2010, the year I lost my best friend and the man I thought I’d spend the rest of my life with. The same boots got me through general-assignment reporting in the foothills of southern California, early-morning roundups in a New England submarine plant and even helped me muster the chutzpah...

My parents divorced when I was young, and then they remarried, only to divorce again shortly after. For a lot of people, the family is where you first learn to love. As a child you learn to love and be loved by watching your parents. I always felt that I missed out on some of those lessons since my parents weren’t together. As I’ve grown older that has brought...

I wrote in my last post that I believe that waiting until marriage to have sex can be a good preparation for marriage. I wrote this because I think it’s true, even if I myself didn’t wait. As I sat down to think about how to help others live up to this ideal in a culture where it can be incredibly difficult to do so, I also thought about the real reasons why I...

Posted on Apr 29 2015 - 6:00am by Lailee

So, there’s this guy. His name is Michael. As is typical these days, a good majority of our relationship after meeting surfaced in text messages. I pride myself on being an insightful and intuitive person, and this guy threw even my innate women’s intuition for a loop. The thing was, however, that the texts weren’t particularly flirty, I didn’t reveal much...

The following conversation took place in a living room in Cincinnati between two reunited friends, Tyler and Forest, and an interviewer, David.  Tyler: We met on the school bus. He was wearing Vans shoes—I always wore Van shoes—and I asked him if he skated. He saw my “misfits” t-shirt and he asked me if I’m into punk rock. We clicked right away. That first...

I’m convinced that if our local library ever does any additions they’re going to name the new wing after my family. This honor will be due in large part to the fact that our late fees will supply a significant portion of that building project’s budget. It’s not uncommon for Kara and I to pay two or three dollars each time we go in, but as Kara and I were headed...

Have you ever wondered if someone really loves you? I’ve always had trouble telling if a guy really loved me or not. It’s not always easy, as some guys (and some of us women, too!) don’t like to let their feelings show. Flickr/Rema1n5 Sometimes it’s even more complicated. You can feel really into someone, or someone can feel really into you, but...

Flickr/Benedetto Iurlaro Finding a group of friends that you click with after graduating can sometimes feel impossible, much like Patricia described in her recent story “How Thinking Positively Saved My Friendships.” School provids a concentrated group of people you spend a great deal of time with and provides plenty of opportunities to find like-minded...

“What?” I asked Anthony, turning to see him staring in alarm at the dashboard as he drove us to church last weekend. “Oh, the gas gauge? Don’t worry, it just does that sometimes – it randomly looks like you’re on empty, but then it’ll pop back up to the right place later. You really have half a tank of gas.” “Seriously?” he responded, surprised....