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Granita
South Carolina
I am a married Christian mother of two who currently teaches music in public school.
Interests: I love listening to music, studying the Bible, cooking out, and vacationing with my family. I enjoy bowling, but I'm not very good at it. I love watching old sitcoms such as Matlock, In the Heat of the Night, The Golden Girls, Trapper John MD, the list is endless.
Recent Activity
I was watching a later episode of Family Matters this week. Carl never told Harriet that he intended to marry the girl he was seeing when he first met her. During a conversation the question came up if Carl had bought this other girl a ring. He answered her positively.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at Before and After You Say I Do
My blog was created to address issues of couples who are contemplating marriage and for those who are already married. But I believe something can be taken away from this blog for many people in different situations. Recently I read a book about the demise of the Bakkers. My intent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Before and After You Say I Do
We had a very eye opening event to happen about a week ago. For about a week, I had been smelling something burning whenever I went to my bathroom. I thought that maybe it was the space heater or the laptop case sitting on the airvent when the heat came... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Before and After You Say I Do
I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions. I don't like to make promises that I can't keep, even if they are only to myself. I do however believe in making attainable goals for myself. There is always room for improvement. I believe that marriages can improve even when we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
It's been a long time since I have had the chance to post anything. It's the Thanksgiving holidays and I'm out of school for the holidays. My husband, however, has not been home all day. He's working. Am I upset? Not in the least because I'm thankful that I have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
Some of you were reminded of the lyrics that go something like this, "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." Well I would just like to say that you should love the one you're with because the Bible says so. "Let your fountain... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
You know when you have gone through some things and have made several costly mistakes in your life, you probably don't want to see those who are close to you go through the same thing. Christians make mistakes just like anyone else. We are human. What I personally strive to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
You have often heard the phrase, "Admitting it is the first step". That is also true pertaining to facing marital problems. You can't begin the journey to recovering and healing from hurt if you are in denial that there is a problem. It is one thing to desire to keep... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
I may have blogged on this topic before but perhaps it is needed at this time for someone who is reading it today. Prayerfully it will serve as a reminder to those who have read the other post. When something traumatic occurs in your marriage such as infidelity, it is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
I really love my husband. He's a hard working man. He's always been that way from the time he's had his first job in high school. He has always wanted to show his children a better time than he had when he was growing up. So he was determined that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
I would like to answer the question I received from the previous post. The question was, "What happens if your spouse or family member does not want to cut ties?" The Bible declares that God is the God of all flesh. It further states that there is nothing too hard... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
I know that you may have heard that when you get married you are marrying the family, not marrying into the family. To a certain extent, that is true. But how do you handle keeping the meddlers out of your marriage? You may be fortunate to have your mother-in-law and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
I have a problem with watching a reality TV program pertaining to finding the perfect mate. Is this the way that most people find their mate for life? Just the commercials alone are disheartening to watch. Here you may find a 40-50 year old woman scanning a pool of available... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
A few years ago, the teachers in our school were required to read this book entitled, Fish. The one thing that I really remembered from the book was the ability to listen. The term that was used was called presence.In other words, when someone is talking to you, you should... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
There is nothing wrong with a woman or a man having standards. Is there a limit to what our standards should be? Perhaps we cross the line when we become too picky about what we want in a potential mate. If you don't acknowledge God in what you're looking for,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
It was an old single wide trailer, but it was our first home together. The second bedroom was only big enough to accommodate a crib and one chest of drawers. It was more like a walk-in closet than a bedroom, but it was ours. We were renting there and had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
I know that you have heard this famous line, "Do you think this makes me look fat?" I don't believe I have ever said those words to my husband. I've also wondered why women get mad when their husbands tell them the truth. So do you really want to know... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
For those of you who have been expecting my book to be available, it is. My cousin just received her copy. It took a while but, it's available. Go to this link if you are interested in purchasing a copy: http://gcrichardson.tatepublishing.net Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
When you are thinking about getting married or maybe you already are, don't make the mistake of getting advice from the wrong people. People will always be willing to give their opinions or give unsolicited advice for various reasons. Before my husband and I got married, we received sound counseling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
In my last post, I talked about the man finding a wife. This post is part two. First of all the Bible warns men to stay away from immoral women. It describes these women as having lips "...as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil. But the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
The title is the beginning of a scripture. "He who finds a wife finds a good thing..." (Proverbs 18:22) You can call me old-fashioned if you like. I have always believed that a woman that pursues a man is not walking according to the Word of God. I don't have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
I wrote a post entitled, Keeping Secrets. Well this post could possibly be part two to that one. In this post, I want to address keeping secrets but from another perspective. I fully believe that a couple should come clean prior to getting married so that Satan won't have anything... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
I was listening to this show called Wretched. He was showing a video clip from an interview of another program. The video clip was giving you all the reasons why it is such a great idea to live together before getting married. Ok, here is my opinion about that. God... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
Whether you have decided to stay in a relationship that has gone sour or not, you are still going to have to learn to trust again. You may have been let down in a relationship that you thought would last a lifetime. You cannot afford to keep the hurt bottled... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do
Do you know where conflicts come from? A conflict comes about because the people involved both want to have their way. It's just that simple. If you think about it, that is exactly what it is. My mother always says, "You have to learn to choose your battles". Which way... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Before and After You Say I Do