After the Vows

Take the Blinders Off

By Don Ortolano on

Wearing Blinders Blinders are used on racehorses to keep them focused on one thing and one thing only, the track ahead of them. Everything on either side and to their rear is blocked by the blinders. They have no idea what is happening anywhere around them. While this is a very effective tactic...

You, Me, and Mom and Dad

By Phil Wegner on

I am surprised these days as I talk to married couples, engaged couples and even college age singles who are trying to figure out how to launch well, how challenging it can be to really “leave” the home well, especially when you are “cleaving” to a partner in marriage...

Intimacy Redeemed

By Kristin Abrahams on

I confess! This is a "Piggy Back" post to Ingrid Myer’s amazing post. So, before you read this, read "Why Is Intimacy So Complicated?" Ingrid is right, intimacy IS complicated! And, for so many of us, talking about this topic publicly or privately can cause a great deal of anxiety and...

Add A Little Hot Sauce to Your Marriage

By Dustin Ellis on

I remember an interview I once saw with Dan Rather in which David Letterman asked about a story he heard about Rather. Dave asked if it was true that Dan Rather carried a bottle of Tabasco sauce with him in his world travels. Dan chuckled and responded with a “yes”. Dave asked what...