I’m searching for a deeper, spiritual meaning in life. I need to understand life, not just live it! I need more meaning. What do you think?
Searching, Louisville, KY
If you’re looking for a deeper meaning in life, then you’re already on the “path of spirituality.” Spirituality takes practice, patience and a helping H.A.N.D. In other words, H. means have faith in your intuition or “gut feeling.” A. means acknowledge the good especially in the bad. N. means notice the beauty in things you don’t usually notice. And D. means detach yourself from unhealthy needs and desires. But, sweetie, don’t forget to enjoy sex, dancing and being overly fabulous whenever the spirit takes you. Spirituality also means being silly and having fun. Good Luck.
I can’t stand my lover anymore, but she won’t let me break up and move out. I feel like I’m trapped in her house and in her life. My only alternative is to run away. Any suggestions!
Running ASAP, Des Moines, IA
Hey Running ASAP,
If after you’ve tried to really work it out together and still nothing works, then listen up! Running away should not be done on the spur of the moment, without financial backing, without a safe place to go or a clean legal record. Running away should be well planned during a safe time with your debts paid. Always leave a note behind. Remember, honey, your problems come with you, so runaway smart and you’ll end up in a smarter place! (I’ve got just the plan when you take a look at how I’d do it when you check out my cartoon.)
I went with a date to a party and everything was going great until I started having a good time. Then my date wouldn’t let me go off on my own the whole night. Shouldn’t I be able to have a good time?
Party Date, Grand Rapids, MI
Dear Party Date,
When you’re with a date at a party a) don’t forget to stay completely interested in your date, not the party, b) make friends, but stay away from making your date jealous, c) don’t get too drunk or become too much work and d) a date is never time to go off on your own. Next time, pumpkin, do something more romantic, like a movie, at least for the first few dates.
I’m filing for divorce even though my religion is dead against it. What do you think the sins of divorce are and what are the benefits?
Divorce Doctrine, Olympia, WA
Now I know I wrote something about divorce just after my last breakup… ah, here it is.
Trinity’s Seven Virtues & Sins Of Divorce
Faith: “I just know she won’t take me for everything!”
Hope: “I pray he never remembers all that jewelry I bought!”
Charity: “Now I know I can get some tax write-offs from this!”
Prudence: “So, lets see. There’s the Swiss bank account, the Paris bungalow and a few other things he’ll never find out I bought.”
Justice: “I’m going to hire the best lawyer I can!”
Fortitude: ”I’m going to take him for everything!”
Temperance: ” OK! I’ll only take him for half of what he’s worth!”
Pride: “I gave him the best years of my life.”
Wrath: ” I’ll kill that S.O.B!”
Envy: You see your honor, she’s got looks, brains and a rich new lover. I should at least get her money and property.
Lust: “Since you lost 80 pounds, started working out and had your nose done, maybe we don’t need a divorce!”
Gluttony: “I’ll take the house, the cars, the investments and the time share and, ah… is that enough?”
Avarice: “I’ll take 50 percent of all your income until you’re…dead! You cheating, lying, no good @#%!”
Sloth: “I’m tired of your needs! If you want a divorce go get one yourself.”
info: With a Masters of Divinity, Reverend Trinity hosted “Spiritually Speaking,” a weekly radio drama performed globally, and is now minister of sponsor, WIG: Wild Inspirational Gatherings, wigministries.org. Learn more at telltrinity.com.