I don’t think its really set in yet that Carrie and I are engaged.
I’m so used to calling her my girlfriend and now I’m calling her my fiancee, and it seems weird. I’m so excited about it, but its a weird transition. I realize that marriage is when you are officially joined for life, but for me, engagement is the beginning really. When I asked her to marry me, there were no thoughts in my mind about how this might not work out. I am fully certain it will work out, and we will do everything possible to keep our relationship healthy. I realize there are going to be hard times; times when we have vitriolic disagreements, times when that “lovey dovey” phase is gone, times when we might even question what we’re doing, but it really all comes down to this. Despite all those times that may and will come, I want to spend the rest of my life with Carrie. I want her to be my partner in everything. I want her to be the mother of our children. I want her to share with her in joy and grieve with her in sorrow. From now on, I’m no longer just Justin Mundie… I’ve given up independence in many ways. But all of that is worth it… I’m giving up freedom to gain something even more important; intimacy.
I’ve never been one that needed a whole lot of friends. I’d rather be around a few people that I’m really close with, and share my life with them. The thing I’ve always desired though is one person with whom I could share everything; a person that can be as close to me as is humanly possible, and I know I’ve found that in Carrie. She is the girl of my dreams… and I am so blessed that she’s agreed to share her life with me.
STDs Running Rampant In Retirement Community
Doctor Blames Viagra, Lack Of Sex Education
POSTED: 12:26 am EDT May 27, 2006
UPDATED: 2:12 am EDT May 27, 2006
Doctors said sexually transmitted diseases among senior citizens are running rampant at a popular Central Florida retirement community, according to a Local 6 News report.
A gynecologist at The Villages community near Orlando, Fla., said she treats more cases of herpes and the human papilloma virus in the retirement community than she did in the city of Miami.
“Yeah, they are very shocked (to hear the diagnosis),” gynecologist Dr. Colleen McQuade said. “I had a patient in her 80s.”
“More and more senior citizens are ending up in the gynecologist office, and their diagnosis is a sexually transmitted disease,” Local 6 reporter Vanessa Medina said.
Local 6 featured Louis Franklin, who used to date in the community at least three times a week.
“I have had a better dating life since I have been here than I have ever had,” Franklin said. “I know there are things going around.”
A doctor blamed Viagra, a lack of sex education and no risk for pregnancy for the spike in sexually transmitted diseases at The Villages.
“All I can repeat are the things I have heard which are things like, ‘Should I bring the little blue pills over tonight?'” community singles group president Richard Matwyshen said.
Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.
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I used to think it was all about me
my individualistic christianity
Sure I’m doing enough. Yeah, I’m doing it right
I go to church three times a week, I read my bible every day
I’m walking the narrow path to make sure that I pass through the pearly gates
Sure, I’m doing enough. Yeah, I’m doing it right
I vote republican straight ticket, Jesus was a GOP
against illegal immigration and smut that’s on tv
Sure I’m doing enough. Yeah, I’m doing it right
One day I opened up my eyes and read the Bible differently
I saw the Jesus of the gospel had some angry words for me
Sure you’re doing “enough” but you are doing it right.
He said “I’m not solely your savior… I should also be your Lord”
And I said to “love your neighbor” and “do not forget the poor”
“Salvation isn’t just what happens after you have died
the Kingdom of God is here and now, you’ve got to realize
That this isn’t just about you and how morally you live
Its for living life for others, don’t receive before you give
I came down to live among you not just be a sacrifice
so follow my example for it IS eternal life.
I scratched off all the bumper stickers that now looked so arrogant
and I threw out all of the tshirts and people didn’t understand
“You aren’t doing enough. Why aren’t you doing it right?”
And I said they’ll know me by the love I show because of him
Not by politics or riches or by hiding all my sin
“I’ll never quite do enough, but I’ll strive to be righteous”
I am officially engaged to Carrie Melton, the most beautiful and wonderful woman on this planet.
I know, guys, you’re all jealous. Its natural. I won’t hold it against you.
Malibu Librarianhas a really interesting post about Institutional and Non Institutional churches
ok, I thought I would have more links, but I don’t. Enjoy that one.