Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that's set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God's gift of the Christ child.
I'm frustrated by something, it's my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it's just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?
There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.