Posts Tagged ‘marriage’

It is easy to get married—it is difficult to stay married. I can’t recall where I first heard those words, but truer words have rarely been spoken. For decades studies have shown that approximately half of the marriages in our society end up in divorce. Those are staggering results, and the disappointing thing to me […]

Family Choices

Posted: 6th January 2013 by Jason Coleman in Communication, Love is a Choice
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One choice that many couples face is whether or not both spouses should work outside of the home. This is typically not a very difficult de­cision, that is, until you bring children into the world. Those of you who have kids can all agree on this one thing—everything changes with kids! While it was most […]

This morning I circled the mall several times seeking the elusive parking stall nearest the mall entrance that would minimize the amount of rain drops I needed to dodge. Realizing it was a futile effort, I chose a spot on the outskirts of the parking lot. I trudged my way through ever-widening puddles and driving […]

Commitment Phobia. What is it, and how do you conquer it? To begin with, in general terms it is the fear that prevents you from engaging in a committed and healthy relationship. It is the inability or unwillingness to trust yourself and someone else with your innermost secrets, needs, and desires. For some, the thought […]

The cell phone vibrates in his pocket, receiving a silent message that his wife can’t detect. Glancing at the gas gauge, he tells his wife that they need to stop at the next exit for gas. After fueling up the vehicle, he does what he usually does on road trips…heads for the restroom. After all, […]

The Ring Matters

Posted: 29th July 2012 by Jason Coleman in Love is a Choice
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Last week I commented to a coworker that his lunch smelled good and I asked him what he was warming up in the microwave. He broke into a mile-wide grin and said, “Would you believe my wife has made me lunch everyday?” Knowing he was a newly-wed, I laughed and congratulated him, and told him […]

Our Story

Posted: 29th July 2012 by Jason Coleman in Love is a Choice
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Meet Jason & Debby Coleman. They were married September 30, 1989 at a very young age (Debby turned 19 on their honeymoon – Jason was 21). They dated for several years and had what they like to describe as a “fairy-tale wedding” and expected to “live happily-ever-after.” However, reality struck immediately. Jason spent an inordinate […]

Love is a Choice

Posted: 29th July 2012 by Jason Coleman in Love is a Choice
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For the past several months the media and the American public has been captivated with the ever-increasing stories of high profile divorces. The famed Kardashian 72-day marriage, Demi and Ashton calling it quits after six years, the Terminator terminating his marriage with Maria Shriver, actors Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds splitting up, and the list […]