Daily Archives: May 26, 2014

When Love is a Choice – Step-Relations, Expectations, and a Response

By Monica Nelson The movie, Love Actually, is a story that focuses on the love or hopeful love relationships between many diverse couples. While the majority of those relationships are of the romantic variety, the relationship that fascinates me the most is the one between a father and his step-son. Early in the movie, you see them both saying farewell to the link between them, the adult character’s wife and mother to the boy. This relationship is the most heart-warming of the ones in the entire story. The majority of the others are brought together by the chemistry of love. But this particular relationship is not sexual, nor is it … Continue reading

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