It’s NOT ‘just a piece of paper’

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Gail Shaver has been working with couples–before and after marriage–for years.  She watched her own daughter get married this summer.  She is aware of the research that says that couples who co-habitate before getting married have increased rate of divorce.  She also knows that couples who are married have a greater likelihood of making it …

A letter to my Groom-Son

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Dear Son, Tomorrow is a day I have dreamed of since before you were born. Your wedding day. There were many days–your birth, your first day of school, your first date, getting your driver’s license–that I dreamed of, willing you to be born, so that I could experience you living life. The months before you were …

Prepping for Lifelong Love Part 2

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So…with the Junior Tribe Member now engaged (Woo hoo–toooo exciting!), the happy couple asked the Mother of the Bride (MOTB) and Mother of the Groom (MOTG)–(that’s me!!) to attend the Wonderful Wedding Show last month. Sigh. Swoon. When a mother is expecting, she dreams of the day that baby will find the person of their …