Love & Relationships | The BridgeMaker - Part 8

love-comes-again Love Comes Again

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The following article is an account of Mary Beth’s surgery. With sincere and heartfelt gratitude, I would like to thank my family and friends, both met and unmet, and friends known and unknown, for the support, prayers and comfort offered during this time.…

essential-things-about-life-my-children-have-taught-me Essential Things about Life My Children Have Taught Me

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It is a wise father that knows his own child. – William Shakespeare

Having children is an amazing and life-changing experience! When Brandon was born, our first child, the excitement Mary Beth and I felt about having the opportunity to give life and nurture another human being was both incredible and humbling.…

The New Color of Romance

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The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart. – Anne Dillard

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Red is the classic color of love. It conveys passion and heat. At Valentine’s Day, boxes of red candy and red roses are the tools of choice for some men who are looking to ignite a romantic response.…

remembering-first-love Remembering First Love and the Lessons Learned

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First love is dangerous only when it is also the last. – Branislav Nusic

My first love recently found me on Facebook. When I saw her friend request I left the present and went back to 1979. 30 years ago, I was a junior in high school driving my ’69 Volkswagen Beatle while listening to the Bee Gees on the AM-only band radio and not realizing the power love would have in my life.…

one-dozen-out-of-the-box-ideas-to-inspire-romance One Dozen Out-of-the-Box Ideas to Inspire Romance

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My heart is ever at your service. – William Shakespeare

Often the times the gifts we give from the heart are the ones cherished the most.

Mary Beth and I made a pact several years ago not to exchange token or cliché gifts on special days like birthdays, our wedding anniversary or Mother’s and Father’s Day.…

how-to-love-consciously How to Love Consciously

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The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. – Gilbert Chesterton

Knowing how someone wants to be loved and then providing that love are two separate things. Sometimes marriages and other relationships end because either one person does not understand how to love or meet the needs of the other; or one partner refuses to meet the needs of the other.…