This captured my attention and I was immediately drawn in by the illustrative analogy. The message to follow is such an excellent reminder (new concept?) for all of us, married or single and desiring relationship.

The After-Oakdale Chronicles


a perfect day to move closer to your spouse.

“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife and the two are united as one.”  Genesis 2:24 NLT

Imagine finding yourself adrift in a small boat in the middle of a vast ocean.

You are hungry, your throat is parched from thirst and your skin is burning due to the relentless sun from which there is no place to hide. In the distance is an island which you just know is full of wonderful things to eat, pure crystal clear water to drink, and tall, full tropical trees under which awaits cool shade, allowing escape from the sun.

Your little boat has no motor – just a set of oars. Getting to the island will be hard work. Blisters will develop on your hands. You will sweat, strain and become…

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