June 23, 2019

We all know when building a home, that the foundation and framework are the first two vital steps to long-lasting, quality construction. Most of us have witnessed what can happen when shoddy material or fly-by-night contractors throw up a house in record time only to have problems arise in short order.

The frame is the skeleton, or bones, if you will, of the entire structure. When done right, it holds everything together. If short cuts are made, or inferior materials used, it will soon start to fail.

Building strong dating/marriage relationships is very similar to constructing a house.

We can follow basic house framing techniques to help build a partnership that will stand the test of time and trials.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the similarities.

The Foundation

The most basic place to start is the foundation. Perfectly framed walls will have nowhere to stand without a foundation to attach to. The foundation for a home is usually made of concrete, stone or brick. See the common thread...

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Mid-Life Joyride is the ultimate user's manual for mid-life relationships. Being single in mid-life is not usually where many SIMs (Single In Mid-Life) expected to wind up. In Mid-Life Joyride, J. Hope Suis takes SIMs on an incredible and often humorous journey from how they ended up here to learning to love again or just to discover how to live your best life now!. With a lighthearted yet meaningful collection of stories, advice, and encouragement from both personal and anecdotal experiences the joyride starts now!

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