I always thought I was immune to greed. I heard of athletes who balked at a mere $10 million a year and thought, "What selfishness!" See, I didn't need all that fancy stuff that money buys. I just needed to pay my bills and have a little extra for saving, spending, and giving. Did you … Continue reading The Bank of You
They say the first seven years of marriage are the hardest, and if you get through those, you'll likely make it. At least, most divorces happen within that range. Today, we've hit that marker. Seven years. Feels like seven lifetimes. Seven Years Ago... My knees buckled when you came up the aisle. It had only … Continue reading No Seven-Year Itch For ME! (Cuz I Love You)
Romance is like Horror. Everybody does it, but not everybody's good at it. Plus, it can make you gag. I don't speak as some multi-award-winning romance writer or anything like that, but I'm a guy who's edited a lot of books, read a lot more, and seen countless romances in movies, TV shows, even video … Continue reading 3 Tips For Writing Good Romance in Any Medium
Rule number one for being a safe person--not for yourself, but for someone else--you have to give a crap. Continuing the thoughts on being S.A.F.E. (Overview here), in order to do any good for anybody, you have to be more concerned about them than yourself. This is a basic tenant of Christianity: love one another, … Continue reading S.A.F.E. Christians–A for Affectionate
I wasn't originally going to write about the shooting in Orlando because, well, I had nothing new or insightful to say. It was horrible and tragic, and I pray for recovery and justice. But other than that, everything I would have written had already been said. All the political angles were already being dissected. I … Continue reading Agree to Disagree. For Just One Moment.
Nobody likes to hear those words. In three syllables, we know something is coming and it cannot be avoided. It brings to mind movie scenes of space shuttles crashing back down to earth, or a cop whose boss is storming over with a bristling mustache. You almost don't want to know what's coming. But you … Continue reading Brace Yourself
Most people write about love on Valentine's day, and in a way that's what I'm doing, but this is also about loss. Not of a person. I'm happily married to a sexy geek who loves God, and there is no better combination of traits, I say! But you don't need a human being to have … Continue reading The Author’s Divorcee (A Valentine’s Day Love Story)