religion, global, intermarriage

Would You Date Outside Your Religion?

So, this is something I’d written a couple of years ago and I’m bringing it back to life. I haven’t actively dated in quite some time, but this question never evades me. While watching Grey’s Anatomy, fictional, I know, the relationship between Dr. Jackson Avery and Dr. April Kepner got me thinking again–how do people interfaith marriages work? She is very firm in… Read more →

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Happy Mother's Day!

Hey there lovely people! I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to all of the mothers out there, and particularly the ones in my life! No matter what your situation may be, if you are providing for and contributing to your family in the best way that you know how, I salute you. Everyone’s situation won’t look the same… Read more →

Love: Quote 55.

Ever wonder what the key to a successful, happy, fulfilling life is? Wondering how to get along with others, succeed in your relationships, understand and communicate well with your children? Love, my friend, simply love. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And… Read more →

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True Nobility: Quote 53.

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”- Ernest Hemingway”   Thank you to Kingsman: The Secret Service for bringing this lovely quote to my attention. Remember, always remain true to self; it’s what’s necessary to be a better you than you were yesterday. For that it what… Read more →

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"And So The Lion Fell In Love With The Lamb..."

“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…” he murmured.- Edward Cullen “What a stupid lamb,” I sighed.- Bella Swan “What a sick, masochistic lion.”- Edward Cullen –Twilight, by Stephenie Meyers Ahh, this quote…beautiful, isn’t it? I absolutely love Twilight, both the book and movie series. I own all of the books and I will soon buy the… Read more →

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015: Quote 50.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’“ Interesting thing, my dad happens to be a huge admirer of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.–as most are–and in the spirit of the times, he asked that God would bring him a child with the same spirit to help and love others. Apparently, that child was me! Now, I don’t know… Read more →

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Family, Gotta Love 'Em: Rachel & Photographs.

I looked up the definition of family and this is what dictionary.com gave me:“any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins.“ For some people, their family dynamics consist of just that and nothing more. They speak to one another due to obligation; they tolerate each other because “blood is thicker than water” –whatever that’s… Read more →