Category Archives: marriage

Talking back to patriarchy, part 3: It all comes down to authority

“But saints are those who are obliged to come to terms with authority structures which come from the hand of God.” – Sarah Faith Schlissel, “Daddy’s Girl” Consider the case of Sarah Faith Schlissel.  The quote above, offering a definition … Continue reading

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Spring, wonderful spring

I’ve written a lot of very serious posts lately, and I have another serious one in the works.  But daily life has actually been light and happy this spring.   The weather has been unpredictable but we enjoy the warm sunny … Continue reading

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Reality TV explores the mysterious world of clergy families

I am a preacher’s daughter.  Does this make you wonder what wild rebellions I went through as a teen?  What scandals I brought on my family? My mom was a pastor’s wife.  Does this cause you to imagine her glamorous, … Continue reading

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If we have to choose sides…

It’s been over a month since I wrote the following post.  It came out of me in a burst of heartache and anger, and then…..I chickened out on posting it.  It seemed really bold when I wrote it, but as … Continue reading

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An open letter to my children, on my 25th anniversary

Your dad and I have been married for 25 years today. Pretty crazy, isn’t it? When did I get so old? And why didn’t you plan a party? I’m just kidding: we didn’t expect a party. However, you might consider … Continue reading

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Favorite Moment of the Weekend: Dad’s Story

My father told us a story about a wedding he performed recently.  The couple, ages 93 and 95, were residents of a nursing home that Dad visits frequently.  Despite their advanced years, they insisted on premarital counseling (!) before the … Continue reading

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A Milestone Anniversary

Today is my 23rd wedding anniversary.  This feels like an especially significant milestone because I’ve now been married for more than half of my life.  I was just a few weeks shy of my 23rd birthday when Mr. Right and … Continue reading

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