Posts Tagged ‘relationship’

Love Note

September 5, 2014

I love this story by Paul Grachan, Lockport, Illinois. Many people look for signs that the Universe has delivered their soulmate to them. Well, you’re not going to find a sign any clearer than this one!

Paul’s story appeared in a Guideposts e-letter. Click here to sign up for Guideposts‘ free Mysterious Ways newsletter. You’ll also be able to download a free e-book, Mysterious Ways: 9 Inspiring Stories That Show Evidence of God’s Love and God’s Grace.

LOVE NOTE
He thought it odd that he’d found a dollar bill with his new girlfriend’s name on it. Little did he know . . .

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How do you know when you’ve met the love of your life? I couldn’t stop thinking about Esther. I laughed whenever we were together. My spirit soared at the sight of her. But we’d only been on a few dates! Was I really going to take her to dinner that weekend and ask her to be my girlfriend?

I knew she liked me but I was still nervous.

On my lunch break, I ran into a deli for a sandwich, pulling some bills that I had received as change earlier in the day from my wallet to pay for it. I glanced at them as I handed them to the cashier. Something was written on one of the dollars. I snatched it back and took a closer look.

In pencil, right next to George Washington, was the word (more…)

Love Is Now or Never

November 5, 2011

"Stolen Kiss" by Pierre Michaud (NouvellesImages.com)




Spiritual partners make nourishing their relationship a priority and revel in dreaming up new ways to express their love for each other.






Knowing how to keep our excitement for another person alive is not different from knowing how to keep alive our excitement for life.
Nathaniel Branden

They know that the full potential of their life together will be achieved only through (more…)

Long Before I’m Tired of Watching You

November 4, 2011




Soulmates are certain that no one else in the history of the world has ever loved more truly, more madly, more deeply.



The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods.
Theodor Reik

Romantic partners view each other like Jim Carrey’s character in Bruce Almighty learned to do. He had taken his girlfriend for granted but when God asks him if he wants her back, he selflessly (more…)

Love Attracts Love

October 26, 2011



Like most of the human race, you likely have yearned for a soulmate: someone to love, to be intimate with, to share your life with.

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost




The urge to find your beloved is not merely a human instinct, it is a Universal force that connects you to the deep love of God through the gateway of your heart.

Loving another person is not separate from (more…)

Walk Through That Door

December 27, 2010

If you’re like most people, you’ve found yourself yearning to be free of a job or relationship but just didn’t have the courage or confidence to push the eject button. And if you’re like most people, if and when you finally quit that job or ended that relationship, your reaction was, I wish I would have done that years ago.

The first time I realized that I was in a situation that no longer served me, it took me (more…)

What Do Women Want? Here’s the Answer, Guys!

December 23, 2008

bald-guy-scratching-his-headI was two weeks shy of 22 when my daughter was born. I was naïve and blissfully immature. My wife was five years older than me and an outspoken feminist. Not surprisingly, she often became exasperated with me because I just “didn’t get it.” And though I didn’t much like the way she expressed her frustration at times, I disciplined myself to pay attention to what she said rather than how she said it. And so I learned.

I also received quite an education simply by keeping the lines of communication open with my daughter as she grew older. She shared virtually every detail of her life with us, which afforded me the opportunity to get an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at how teenage girls viewed boys and life in general. I paid attention when she said things like, “Dad, I don’t want you to solve my problems, I just want you to listen.” And so I learned.

What I learned is the answer to the question, What do women want? If you’re one of the three billion men on this planet who claim to have no clue, the answer is very simple: Women want to be cherished.

But you already knew that, didn’t you? You’ve just been pleading ignorance because you think becoming a true life partner with a woman requires too much work. After all, looking out for number one is a full-time job and then some for most men.

It’s all about perspective. Women liken a relationship to a plant that needs daily watering. Men liken a relationship to a cactus that only needs watering every few months. (more…)

Work Through Your Relationship Grief

September 27, 2008

Last summer, my marriage ended. I didn’t want it to, but the gap between our lifestyles kept widening, and splitting up soon became the obvious course of action. I was heartbroken, but from the start I recognized that there was great value in my grieving process.

I’m sharing what I went through in the hope that the process that helped me recover relatively quickly may offer some comfort to others who are hurting. It took me four months to heal, which is far better than four years . . . or forever. You can recover from a broken heart. You can heal. You can be whole again.

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