a well-placed {period}

Saying the first, keeps you from saying the second.

What’s your best relationship advice?

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36 thoughts on “a well-placed {period}

  1. When we were engaged some old lady told Amber at work, that I would not be a mind reader, we both have really taken that to heart. I would like to find that lady and kiss her.

  2. Choose thy love; Love thy choice! Old Amish Proverb; makes perfect sense as it implies being prayerful in the choosing and faithful in the follow through.

    1. I like that! The verse from Song of Solomon about not awakening love until it desired was always one I turned to while dating; it’s in the same vein as this proverb. Thanks, Nancy!

      1. “I’m Sorry, but what had happened was…”

        Basically, if you’re sorry, be sorry without feeling you have to explain. Don’t follow your “sorry” with a “but.”

  3. I was pleasantly surprised when I read this post and realized it had nothing to do with a woman’s monthly visitor. :) Other than that, nothing to add. Great post, Melissa.

    1. Now is the time where you just soak it all in. It was so good for my marriage to have couples around us who’d been married longer than us. They were the ones who could say, “This is normal. You’ll get through it. Don’t give up.”

  4. That’s brilliant. The pictures are art. I always heart your words – today fewer words – but lots of impact. God bless you and your Melissa.

  5. I love this post for many reasons, someone in my ‘life’ very close to me needs to say, ‘I am sorry’… from their heart.
    They refuse to do it and the words spoken; before thought out caused intense hurt in my heart. Can it ever heal? I am not sure.
    Knowing we hurt someone should be the first clue we need to do something about it. It’s in the knowing~ where we are responsible.

    1. I’m sorry you’ve been hurt by someone close to you. I believe it can heal, whether or not the person who hurt you apologizes. God is bigger than your hurts and fears; He can bring healing to your heart.

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