Looking Back on Marriage

My wife and I had a wonderful, strong marriage. Beginning with our first date, I felt that it was God’s will for me to be married to my wife, and I’m sure she felt the same. After I became a widow-man, I found myself thinking a lot about marriage in general and my marriage inContinue reading “Looking Back on Marriage”

TWO BEERS AND A PUPPY

WSN: Coffee and Conversation with Larry Ahrens This week’s Coffee & Conversation is a little different. I cannot write about grief right now. Eight months in and lately I’ve been feeling more loss for my wife – not less. The COVID thing drags on. So, let us talk about something else. Here is something youContinue reading “TWO BEERS AND A PUPPY”

Accepting Choices

WSN: Widowers, Wounded, Warrior, Waling and Walking by Jeff Ziegler In the last two years, I have made some life-altering tough choices. Initially, I was going to call this post “Bad Decisions”… But “Accepting Choices” seems more appropriate. Dating Especially for my fellow widowers, I want to start with dating. It was one of theContinue reading “Accepting Choices”

God, Football, Sex & Gold-diggers

WSN: Widower to Widower with Fred Colby Admit it! How often have even the most devout of us have chosen to attend a football game (or other favorite sport or activity) instead of attending church? Or instead of spending time with your family? Or instead of honoring a previous commitment to a friend? If youContinue reading “God, Football, Sex & Gold-diggers”

Maid, Cook, Concubine, or Wife?

WSN-MO: Widower to Widower with Fred Colby In my last blog, we spoke about how alone and desperate, we often feel after our wife has passed. And we discussed how this could lead to horrible decisions that can pretty much ruin your life going forward. So, what happens when we meet a possible “new bestContinue reading “Maid, Cook, Concubine, or Wife?”

Am I Cheating?

There is a feeling of fall in the air. Depending on where you live, you may have noticed the nights are feeling a little cooler, and the morning air is feeling a little brisker. Where I live, I have also seen the leaves on the trees are starting to lose their spring/summer green color. OneContinue reading “Am I Cheating?”

Permission to Change

My wife and I slept in a king-size bed in the final years of her life. After her death, I continued to sleep in that massive bed, but always on my side, not hers. It was a comfortable bed, but I found I was swimming all over it at night, and it was hard toContinue reading “Permission to Change”

How to get over a breakup

Navigating Painful Breakups without losing yourself You found him! You’re so happy! Everything in life feels brighter and better.   You talk for hours. There’s a huge connection and chemistry between you. You feel like a teenager again! You start to think there might be a future with this relationship. And then… it ends. ThisContinue reading “How to get over a breakup”

Dear Abby Style Article #1

PUBLISEHD 3-19-20  WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch A few minutes with Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner Just about every day, I’m in communication with widowers.  Not only is it what I do as a dating and relationship coach, it also comes from being involved in several widow Facebook groups. I’m so grateful for all theseContinue reading “Dear Abby Style Article #1”

Settling into Singleness

When not having the privilege of submitting articles to this outstanding group of men, I enjoy reading the exceptional content provided by other writers as well as reading your questions and thoughts. One of the common issues that seem to foster many conversations is dating and new relationships as a widower. Last week I experiencedContinue reading “Settling into Singleness”