My Weird Christian College Dating Life and Six Years Married to Bryan

Bryan and I met when I was 19 and he was 20. We were in rural Minnesota (no, not all of Minnesota is rural) at a music festival where I’d just watched him play drums. As fun as they are, ours isn’t a story of “and we knew we belonged together and have been together … Continue reading My Weird Christian College Dating Life and Six Years Married to Bryan

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A Thanksgiving Plea from a Former Retail Employee

My name is Alex, and I'm a recovering retail employee. Anxiety. Night sweats. Irrational fear of plastic bags. Inability to not straighten merchandise. Debilitating, I tell you. This is the first Thanksgiving that I haven't had the big, gray, grumpy cloud of I-Have-To-Work-Black-Friday Blues in 10 years. I got my first job at age 15 and … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Plea from a Former Retail Employee

Three Years

This week, Bryan and I have been married for three years. I went to a Christian college where the motto was "Ring by Spring" and relationships were a disproportionately emphasized subject in classes, chapel, hall activities, and pretty much every other facet of campus life. We even dedicated a week to "Roommate Roulette." Yes, it's … Continue reading Three Years