When a Daughter Gets Engaged

When a Daughter Gets Engaged

“I think that the gods exercised especially acute discernment in establishing the particular pairing which is called ‘male and female,’ to ensure that, when the partners cooperate, such a pair may be of the utmost mutual benefit.” Xenophon, The Estate Manager One of...
After We Married

After We Married

“Out of [this relationship] between man and woman…the first thing to arise is the household…” Aristotle, Politics There turned out to be much more going on than we realized, in our love for one another. I fell in love with you, and you fell in...
My Wife Has What I Need

My Wife Has What I Need

“Men and women, however, live together not only to procreate children but also to have whatever is needed for life. Indeed, from the beginning, family duties are distinct; some are proper to the husband, others to the wife. Thus mutual needs are provided for, when...
Can a Young Man Love a Woman?

Can a Young Man Love a Woman?

“Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts but in their eyes.” Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet The other day wondering aloud over breakfast whether a young man is capable of truly loving a woman, I asked, “What’s wrong with young men?” My wife immediately...
Time to Say Goodbye, Again

Time to Say Goodbye, Again

At this time last year I wrote a piece on why when it is time to say goodbye, it is important that it be done well. This last weekend was graduation at the college where I teach. It was time to say goodbye after four years to over one hundred young men and women,...

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