community, romance

A young man’s best friend

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife." Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Who's got your back, Jack? Well, God for starters. Add in various family members (mom's usually at the top of this list) and your dog (get one… Continue reading A young man’s best friend

family life, romance

I married a Boy Scout

Hey, JOY Journal friends! Bringing back some of my favorite romance-related posts from 2018 in honor of Valentine's Day. 🙂 “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin, American founding father One recent afternoon, I not-so-innocently remarked that our crock pot lid was not long for this world. My husband slowed, glanced… Continue reading I married a Boy Scout

romance, women

How to find a decent man

Hey, JOY Journal friends! Bringing back some of my favorite romance-related posts from 2018 in honor of Valentine's Day. "Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend." Lucy Liu, American actress Where can you find a decent man? In aisle 2 of your local grocery store around… Continue reading How to find a decent man