I didn't date much in college until I met Ken and I knew there was some good potential for marriage with him. We taught our children not to date, at least until they were at the marrying age.

Looking back, I wish I would have just patiently waited for Ken and God's perfect timing. Two of them did date a little in high school and I think they both would say it wasn't a good thing.

Alex was the first, Joe was the middle, Matthew was the worst, And Chris was the fiddle. Most of the time I was in a state if derange, Which made me mad.

While love between husbands and wives has always been assumed, it was generally not perceived as a pre-requisite for entering marriage.

from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a $2 billion industry.

Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.

I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.

The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.

Ahh, Monday morning; that annoying time to get up early, schlep into the office and get back to the stresses of the job. An office romance may make Monday mornings easier and more fun.

But is adding a bit of excitement to your work life worth the risk?

This article looks beyond the first heady weeks of office romance and gets down the nitty gritty.

It trains them to form a series of relationships, and further trains them to harden themselves to the break-up of all but the current one. If neither one likes the other, then they both have had a bad experience.