Marry in Haste, Repent at Leisure

In 1693, William Congreve wrote in his comedy The Old Bachelor: “Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.” An academic study has shown that this well-known piece of traditional wisdom is still relevant. Tracking the relationships of 168 couples over 14 years, the researchers found […]


What is Love?

Our relationships in this world can leave us wondering whether true love really exists. I remember sitting with my boyfriend in his fraternity house, studying for a history exam, struggling to stay focused on pages of notes. “You know,” Tim nonchalantly said, “I really don’t know what love is.” Rather than applaud his astute query, […]

Questions & Answers

Spiritual Lovers

Question: Wife and husband should be seen more like spiritual friends or more like “spiritual lovers”? What is the difference between the two? Answer: If the spiritual is authentic both definitions are synonymous. But only if it’s authentically spiritual, because today it is a fashion to say spiritual: “Oh, today I got to know a […]


Infatuation: Reality or Illusion? – You Choose

“Strange that some of us, with quick alternate vision, see beyond our infatuations, and even while we rave on the heights, behold the wide plain where our persistent self pauses and awaits us.” George Elliot “Oh I just really like him. He’s so cute. Just seeing him makes me get goosebumps.” These words, overheard from […]