Marriage · sacrarments · weddings

Your People Shall be My People: Naomi and Ruth Speak to Susan and Alex

Dear Alex and Susan, When a bride is born, so is a mother-in-law. My daughter and I have been closely watching your transformations from boyfriend’s mother and girlfriend to mother-in-law and wife.  It is because of this that I blame the two of you for the list of recordings on my TV. It is full… Continue reading Your People Shall be My People: Naomi and Ruth Speak to Susan and Alex

relationships · women

Hey La, Hey La, My Boyfriend’s Back: The Case for Boyfriend Jesus

Dear Susan, Yesterday, Ted and I set an appointment to speak with each other. Yes, it’s gotten that extreme. With a husband who travels frequently, spends the majority of his day on conference calls, and whose voicemail is always full, it can sometimes be hard to get a little face time with the one you… Continue reading Hey La, Hey La, My Boyfriend’s Back: The Case for Boyfriend Jesus

Catholic · Marriage

Thirty Years and Counting—A Marriage Story

Dear Anne, Today hubby and I celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Which is weird since I’m in my 40’s. What? I’m not? Well, if I’m a bit unrealistic about the passage of time, pondering this milestone has made me realize a few things about the institution in which we find ourselves committed. While you pointed… Continue reading Thirty Years and Counting—A Marriage Story

Catholic · humor

A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White . . . Or the Wedding Bell Blues?

  Dear Anne, “They have no more wine.”  I was glad to read that Pope Francis finds Mary’s words at the wedding in Cana as distressing as I do–no wine on a Friday night is trauma enough for me, much less at a wedding.  “But imagine finishing a wedding party drinking tea — it would… Continue reading A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White . . . Or the Wedding Bell Blues?