13 October 2017


Courtesy of Microsoft
Dear ladies,

I only received this information today.  A few weeks ago, I asked you all to pray for a young lady who had gone missing from her home.  I am please to tell you that--thanks be to God--she has been found.  You may read the article here.

Agape always,


10 October 2017

Does He Know that You Need and Want Him?

Clip art courtesy of Microsoft
Dear Ladies,

I read with interest this article that related the results of a long-term (since 1991) longitudinal study of men's health.  The overall results of the study are not particularly surprising:  while marriage improves men's overall health and longevity,  men who experience marriage problems also experience health problems.  The article gives some interesting statistics as well as repeating the potential benefits of seeking counseling if one is in a troubled relationship.  

What I found interesting in the article was the following statement: 

“Traditionally, beneficial effects of marital status were thought to be mediated by either health selection, confounding by socioeconomic status, or psycho-social mechanisms.  The latter argument has been used to support the observation that men appear to gain more benefit than women, as women have larger social networks and are less dependent on their partner than men."[sic]

I perceive that many times men feel unneeded or unwanted by their wives, that their wives' needs are being met more by a group than by them.  Of course, having friendships and outside interests is important, but it seems to me that wives need to make sure that Mr. Husband knows he is the earthly provider of both tangibles and intangibles and, therefore, needed, that Mr. Husband is desired and wanted, too.

Agape always,

Article Link:   

Curriculum Link:

09 October 2017

My First Podcast

The Reader - Fragonard - Public Domain
Good Monday to you, ladies!

After a steep learning curve, I have a podcast that is acceptable.  I know about the "Fs" and that I need to wear some lip balm when I record.  With those provisos in place, I present my humble effort to you:

Please note that I cannot control the music that plays immediately after I end the lesson, so I suggest pressing the Pause button in the upper left of the screen. 

Agape always,

06 October 2017

Call Me - A New Benefit for Advanced Marriage Enrichment Students

October's Flower, the Marigold - Leon Roberts via Wiki Commons - Public Domain
Dear Ladies,

I hope that everyone is feeling well, doing good, and sharing her joie de vivre with those blessed enough to be in her life.

I am announcing a new added benefit for Advanced Marriage Enrichment students: telephone/text access.

If you are presently an Advanced Marriage Enrichment student, please log in to the classroom and look in the announcements.  This information is just for Advanced Marriage Enrichment students, so ladies are on their honors not to share this private information or to take some other inappropriate action.  

Agape always,

Link to Class Information:

05 October 2017

A Public Expression of Gratitude

Marie Antoinette in a Muslin Dress - Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun - Public Domain
Dear Ladies,

I will write private expressions of gratitude to these folks later today, God willing, but at this time, I want to take the opportunity to thank publicly the following people for their assistance:  

Mr and Mrs J
Miss N
Miss K
Mrs. I

The items I offered have been purchased and will be wending their way across this beautiful country in the big brown trucks later today.  The purchaser is a fellow admirer of Mrs. Andelin, so she will take good care of the items and appreciate them.  

I should have the first lesson up later today--again, God willing--and will post a link here when I do.

Have a fascinating day!

Agape always,