I often have the pleasure of hearing from someone who just discovered this site. Words of encouragement from new readers help keep me going and give me the feeling that others are encouraged by the things I have to say. I imagine new readers stumbling upon atimelikethis.netperhaps from a Google search, perhaps from a link on another siteand finding it so exciting that they spend hours, maybe days, sorting through the archive links to make sure they haven't missed a single word of mine. It's not true, I know. Posts that I labor over just shuffle themselves into the archives never to be noticed again unless someone enters an odd combination of search terms into Yahoo.
But I think there are some gems in the past. That's why every six weeks I offer links to some of my favorite posts from four months ago. Here they are. Have fun, and please forgive this moment of self-indulgence.
- Duties of a husband: A reflection on how I measure up to what my great-great-grandmother expected from a husband.
- Duties of a wife: A reflection of how Mrs. Happy measures up to what my great-great-grandmother expected from a wife.
- Adultery of the heart: My perspective on what Jesus meant when He said "everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
- The marriage kitchen: A marriage must be cultivated if it is to thrive, and it must thrive.
- Cold feet: A story of how much my wife sacrifices for me, and what an ignorant clod I used to be.
- The name game: So far, my wife and I have not had any truly serious conflicts, though we can foresee some in the area of child-rearing. We hope to have those issues resolved before they actually apply to our lives.
- Real commitment: In a culture that condones marriage dissolution for any and every reason, my friend Todd and his wife remain committed to each other even after he confesses his homosexuality. Also read about it in Todd's own words.
- Looking for Sue: An account of why my friend Russ thinks his wife is the perfect woman for him.
- Vermont art: One more reason I think my wife is so cool.