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Marriages Today Just Don’t Work, or Do They?

Marriages Today Just Don’t Work, or Do They?

I recently read an online article by Anthony D’Ambrosio who wrote that “marriages today just don’t work.” He went on to mention that his generation (he is 29 years old…

Couple Facing Second Marriage Challenges with Grace and Integrity

Couple Facing Second Marriage Challenges with Grace and Integrity

I recently met with 2 women who have asked me to marry them this fall. Presently, they live apart—Catherine lives in the Sacramento area, and Kit lives in Texas. They…

Tune Out Fictional Weddings and Tune in to Your Own Marriage Desires

Tune Out Fictional Weddings and Tune in to Your Own Marriage Desires

While going from dinner at the food court in San Francisco Centre to ODC’s dance performance in Yerba Buena Center, my boyfriend and I walked through Bloomingdales. Their lower level sales floor contains china, crystal and…

The Sky, the Tides and the Winds of the Heavens

The Sky, the Tides and the Winds of the Heavens

From our greatest poets and writers comes some of the most profound wisdom about marriage and lasting love. Howard Steiermann’s article in the last issue of the San Francisco Bay…

To Love Is Not to Possess

To Love Is Not to Possess

The Sound of Music movie was near and dear to my heart, even before I spent a college semester abroad in Salzburg, Austria. The school I attended was located in…

A Council of Two

A Council of Two

Recently a friend told me about a practice she and her husband have been doing for several years: holding a weekly council. This friend and her husband are both in…

Fulfilling Dreams Through the Power of Ritual

Fulfilling Dreams Through the Power of Ritual

All of the same gender couples I’ve married were together for years prior to their wedding. When I checked in with them after their ceremonies, most told me that they…

Anniversaries and Renewing Your Vows

Anniversaries and Renewing Your Vows

For those of you in committed relationships, how long have you been with your partner? Has it been 20 years, 30 years, or just a year? No matter how long…

Does Marriage Equate to a Loss of Freedom?

Does Marriage Equate to a Loss of Freedom?

I love chocolate chip cookies, hiking, and art. No, I’m not composing a relationship ad, but rather, explaining how one of my interests took me to Alcatraz to view Ai…

Money Considerations When Assessing Officients

Money Considerations When Assessing Officients

While I don’t think of myself as a vendor, officiants are grouped as such by companies that sell in the wedding market. I laughed to myself when I opened an…

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