‘Nicole had a special love’

A Laredoan whose battle with leukemia garnered national attention when she was 14 years old for being bullied has died. Nicole Lauren Pfister, 21, passed away on July 29. She started battling leukemia when she was 13 years old. She went into remission after a three-year battle only to continue her fight about five years…

‘There’s life after Alzheimer’s’: Loss turns to inspiring love

The Staats bonded after losing their spouses to Alzheimer’s. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One Kentucky couple took the most unfortunate of circumstances and turned it all into a love story. Ed and Barbara Staats laugh looking back at how their romance began. “Ed said to me, ‘Would you like to go for coffee sometime?’ And I…

There’s No Escaping the 5 Love Languages

Thirty years on, a Christian pastor’s theory of romantic communication is as popular as ever. She can’t speak for herself, but I think it’s obvious: Elizabeth Bennet’s love language is words of affirmation. The protagonist of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Lizzy is a sharp social observer, famously clever, and, occasionally, a crafter of devastating critique….

“Love seeks only one thing:…”

“Love seeks only one thing: the good of the loved one. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.” Thomas Merton

A love spanning seven decades

Valentine’s Day is a day that celebrates love. For one Le Mars couple, they have a love for each other that has spanned more than 73 years. Rich and Jane Schultz were married Aug. 6, 1948, but their romance began more than five years before that. How did they meet? “Oh, that’s easy. We were…