Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blossoms and Fruit

Hi Family and Friends.

I have decided to create a blog to share some of the things I have learned in counseling couples and individuals (and in life!) I'd love to get your comments.

The Truth About Love and Relationships

Perhaps the most important thing I have learned is that love takes time to develop and for a strong bond to be formed. It needs to be tested to be strengthened and deepened. What we see in movies, romance novels, etc. is usually just the “honeymoon stage”, which is similar to blossoms appearing on a vine, which disappear as the real fruit appears and grows to maturity. It’s exciting to see the blossoms. They give us hope that the fruit will come but the fruit (not the blossom) is what is lasting and enduring and, in fact, the purpose of the vine.

So many couples “throw in the towel” before the fruit has even begun to develop because the blossom isn’t there any more. Not understanding that the blossom gives way to the much more valuable, enduring and sustaining fruit, they decide they’re not “in love” anymore. How sad and short-sighted this is.


  1. Love your blog! Can't wait to read the next posting! ~ Jon

  2. Hi Gloria. Good post. I'm looking forward to reading your blog. I also started blogging a year or so ago. It's fun.

  3. Hi Gloria. This is new. I look forward to reading more. I like the analogy: very insightful.

  4. Thanks for the invitation. This "blog blossom" message gives promise of good "fruit" to follow. We'll keep checking in.

  5. Gloria,
    Thanks for letting me know about this. I love your first post and look forward to more. ~ Liz

  6. Gloria,
    I think this information is so helpful. Do we have permission to forward on the original invitation email to others of our families and friends? Thanks for this blog. I think many will be able to benefit from it.

  7. You certainly have my permission to forward this on to your families and friends. Being new to the world of blog, I'm not sure exactly how it all works. Let me know if you have any problems.