Commitment

Fidelity: near misses, nannygate, and hope

Temptation in a marriage can be a surprisingly strengthening force for couples.

Why would a modern woman ever become a nun?

Outsiders often think nuns are making huge and burdensome sacrifices, but those who choose religious life speak of their vocations as a joy.

The healing power of gardens

A husband awakens his blind wife’s senses by planting a garden exploding with color—and attracting more than just bees.

9 personal facts to reveal on a first date

You’re at dinner with a guy you met online. He’s shifting nervously in his seat and you’re wondering what to say next; you’ve already asked how his day went and whether his pasta tastes better than it looks.

Why we hide our emotions

Shortly after my husband and I were first married, we were sitting in a restaurant near a middle-aged couple. They were good-looking, well-coiffed, drinking what looked like being expensive wine—and barely said two words to each other.

The ‘love yourself first’ myth

Last year in her magazine, Oprah Winfrey advised us to ask ourselves two questions: "What do I have to do to get where I need to be?" and "How do I create the life I want?" In case you aren’t sure how to answer, she has that for us, too: “To…