In Bride Tree, the second installment of my thrilling series Secrets of Versailles, one of the lead protagonists makes a powerful observation.
The truest form of devotion is to love the most when we are hurt the worst. —Philippe, Bride Tree.
In a time where humanity appears to have forgotten the essential principles of commitment and fidelity, it is important to remember that each day offers us the chance to prove that love—real love—still exists.
Can you think of the last time you heard a stranger whistling as he/she walked down the road? Do neighbors give you a genuine smile when they see you? It seems to me that we’ve become a lot less happy as a society–and that includes kids.
I’m not much of a Disney fan, especially given their stand on recent social issues, but as a kid, the … More
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” -Andrew Carnegie
Sex in marriage should be one of the greatest expressions of love. It’s power goes far beyond stimulating the senses. Sex, or more appropriately, making love, unites husband and wife both physically and spiritually.
You can call it testosterone, chauvinism or whatever you’d like, but the reality is that men long to be the hero to the women in their life. Without an outlet for this natural urge a man will become dissatisfied. This dissatisfaction may express itself in a variety of ways, all of which can hurt a relationship.
I had just moved one of my pieces backward when he slowly shook his head and stopped me.
“Joseph,” he said in a voice that resonated with wisdom. “Once you start retreating, you never stop.”
How you’ve failed isn’t the most important thing.
It is your response to defeat that determines your true greatness.