'OZ' - The 'Other' Side of the Rainbow - 5 new articles
The Wizard is going to confer, converse, and otherwise hob-nob with my brother wizards.. Posting will resume on Saturday. In the meantime check out the archives, so much to see!
The Wizard of 'OZ'
Secret of a long marriage
With a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary at the church's marriage marathon, the minister asked Brother Ralph to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he managed to live with the same woman all these years.
The husband replied to the audience, "Well, I treated her with respect, spent money on her, but mostly I took her traveling on special occasions."
The minister inquired," trips to where?"
"For our 25th anniversary, I took her to Beijing, China."
The minister then said, "What a terrific example you are to all husbands Ralph, please tell the audience what you're going to do for your wife on your 50th anniversary?"
Brother Ralph replied, "I'm going to go get her."
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.
be afraid that it will never begin.
Our family and friends mean the world to us and sometimes are our world. When we're in the closet, those relationships can seem so fragile, especially when we're not sure what their reaction will be to our sexual identity. The fear of rejection is very real. No one wants to lose loved ones, so coming out of the closet may not seem worth the risk.
Oftentimes, we focus so much on what we may lose by coming out that we forget about what we may gain: Openness and freedom to finally express ourselves openly. Many out gay men can attest that coming out was worth the risk.
Come Out Tips
Getting Ready To Come Out
Family and Friends
Coming Out Stories
Wives and Girlfriends
Coming Out To Your Doctor
When Your Kids Come Out
When Your Husband is Gay
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