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Valentine’s Day Part 4: The Hidden Value

Last Sunday at church I was joking with the mom of a particularly cute three year old girl. “You do realize that once she’s of marrying age she’ll no doubt be courted by all four of my boys.” And that brings us to the last Valentine’s post for 2012 and the most important. One of … Continue reading »

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Valentine’s Day Part 3: Flowers The OSR Way

I firmly believe God made women to like flowers so men couldn’t screw things up so much. This being a fallen world, we men┬ástill manage to screw it up. The OSR Guide To Flowers 1. Yeah, I know flowers go up in price dramatically before Valentine’s Day. Suck it up and spend the bucks. 2. … Continue reading »

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Valentine’s Day Part 2: What Should Women Do For Men?

I’m tired of Valentine’s Day being a one way street for women. Men do all the work, buy all the stuff, make all the plans and the women just get, get and get. Thankfully, the Smokin’ Hot Wife is on the same page with me. A few minutes ago she called my home office and … Continue reading »

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Valentine’s Day: Don’t Screw It Up, Sparky

I have never thought of myself as a smooth ladies man kind of guy. The Smokin’ Hot Wife has never thought of me in that way, either. Yet despite this, I am a fat middle aged guy who has a Smokin’ Hot Wife who is awesome in every other way, too. Sure, God paired speech … Continue reading »

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Old School Romance Novel

I visit Challies virtually every morning. I think of the site as the Drudge Report or Huffpo of the reformed theological universe. (That’s meant as a compliment!) One of today’s topics is romance novels. This morning he linked to a “pro” viewpoint. A few weeks back he linked to a “con” viewpoint. In the con … Continue reading »

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5 Unromantic Ways To Romance The Wife

I’m sitting in the morning men’s Bible Study of my old church a few winters back. My wife calls to asks me something. After I answer her and she’s ready to say goodbye I say, “Babe, you don’t have to worry about taking time to scrape the ice off the windshield this morning and shovel … Continue reading »

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