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Monday, June 02, 2014

thank you & farewell...

This post is bitter sweet. As the Marriage Mechanic for this blog, it has been a real joy to share my thoughts, advice, and experience on relationship and marriage. It is always a passion of mine to help any relationship that needs a jolt or wake-up call. No relationship is above any issue or challenge. It really is all about knowing how to work through each challenge which in turn makes the relationship that much stronger. So, thank you for allowing me to share here.

The reason why this post is bitter sweet is because it is my last blog post. My professional career within the last few months has taken off and personal time has been limited. I've needed to say "No!" more... and one that includes writing for this blog... It's been challenging trying to keep up and stay consistent. So, that’s the bitter part. Yuck, I hate bitter things (although I kind of like Sour Patch candy!).

The sweet part is my career as a Northern California International Student Coordinator for Twinn Palms Homestay Services has taken off, which was a job that was literally placed in my lap a few months ago. There is great opportunity for me. For all of this, I grateful. My career path the last 15 years has been quite challenging and something I would not wish upon anyone. Not even my worst enemy. Of course, I have no enemies, but I’m just sayin’.    

So, with this said, thanks for “listening” (rather, reading) all my posts. I am glad that I got to influence a few and hopefully provided a different relationship perspective than what you were used to or have heard/read before. Please know that I am not giving up helping individuals or couples in the area of relationship coaching. That’s like saying, “Give up breathing.” It's impossible! You can never give up that which you were created to do. It just means that I will not be writing for this blog.

I leave you all with one of my best quotes. “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” This is a quote by the late Ruth Graham Bell, wife of Billy Graham. 

And one last, parting thing to encourage you with as a send-off, it is: please, please, please learn how to forgive and know what it means to like in a true relationship!

Peace & Grace,
Rob Lane
Marriage Mechanic
Rob is proud that his wife Cara plays an instrumental part of what he does. They have a combined 20+ years helping individuals and couples with their relationships and marriages. Rob has a BA in Christian Education from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and is an Online Psychology Professor for Grand Canyon University. Rob is also certified marriage counselors in the PREPARE/ENRICH program. He is a non-denominational ordained minister and officiates wedding ceremonies. Rob combines his experience and education along with his unique approach that is sincerely relational, empowering, hopeful, honest and compassionate. To learn more about Rob, The Marriage Lane and his approach read here.


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