Category Archives: Marriage

The Death of Colors and The Birth of Hygeine

I am not a naturally clean person. To wit: When I was a senior in college, I lived in a house with five other guys. One day I woke up, threw on some shorts and socks, and went into the … Continue reading

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The Death of Going Back

Marc Barnes over at BadCatholic just wrote a great piece on how he could never “de-convert” from Christianity. I want to share just a bit of it here. “I confess that Christianity is like a dog at my heels. I … Continue reading

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The Birth of Assumptions

For years, my father has affectionately called me “Ass” instead of my Christian name, so when people would say to me, “You know what ‘assuming’ does, don’t you?”, I would always think, “Well, I’m already an ass, so I may … Continue reading

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The Birth of Sabbath

I love my job. Teaching high school has a lot of perks other jobs don’t: I get to meet hundreds of new people every year, get to stay active most of the day, get to read and talk about cool … Continue reading

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The Death of Fear (and the Birth of Love)

I mentioned what is probably my greatest fear in my last post: I am really scared to let people down. But, of course, I do let others down all the time. So I am coming to terms with that fear, … Continue reading

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The Death of Fear (And the Birth of Mercy)

Growing up, I think most of us see our dads and rock the ol’ Commutative Property of Manhood: Dad = Certain Characteristics, Dad = Man, so Man = Certain Characteristics. For me, it was Dad = Guy Who Fixes Things, … Continue reading

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The Stirring of the Coals

For the Catholic, marriage is the starting of a fire. Two people come together, and over the course of months or years, they unite what they have into a common place. First, they share the small stuff, paper-jokes and twig-stories … Continue reading

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