Happily Never After Update: Meet Mike

I have a bit of a confession to make. For the last few years, I’ve been writing all this stuff about ‘relationships’ and ‘dating’ and ‘being single’, and to be quite honest, it was all speculation and theory; I didn’t know if “Prepping for Prince Charming” was actually a real thing, or if it was […]

T.V Reality? & “13 Reasons Why”

Like everyone else in the world, I recently started watching 13 Reasons Why. I have not finished the entire show yet, so I cannot give an official reaction of the whole series (it is like a book–I can’t tell you if Edna Pontiller’s walk into the ocean in The Awakening was selfish or a beautiful […]

“In Sickness and in Health”

A reader wrote to me the other day about a struggle she/he is having with his/her significant other, and I really felt passionately enough about the issue to respond via public blog post. The issue went something like–“I was diagnosed with [a life changing illness] he/she doesn’t want to take care of me, so he/she […]

Capitalism & Christ

The more I think about it, the more I realize how opposite these two terms really are. Between my Bible study and church, we’ve been spending a lot of time talking about tithing and giving: “we should store extra so that we can give to those in need”, “we should be humble in our spendings […]

Why Nice Guys Finish Last

Dating requires some salesmanship skills. Because time is always of the essence, like a job interview, you need to sell yourself in the first five minutes to really ensure you will move into Round 2. There certainly are examples all over pop culture of the Not-Nice Guy, getting the girl–Don Draper at the top of […]

How to Make Adult Friends

When you are growing up, its easy to make friends, because everyone you hang around is in a similar life stage; everyone is worried about passing their driver’s test, so your conversations can all stem around how to answer the questions on the test; everyone is applying for college, so your conversations can revolve around […]