Coding a Marriage Retreat

Flash This weekend Teresa and I went to a marriage retreat put on by our church. Now, we decided to attend not because we are struggling or anything, but because we wanted to be proactive in learning what dangers are out there threatening our marriage and how to deal with them when or if they show up. In a way, I feel like the guy from the movie Fight Club who went to all those meetings for problems he didn’t have.

Anyway, it has been a good weekend and I finally did catch up on some desperately needed sleep. One thing made me laugh at myself on Friday night, though. I was listening to the speaker and writing notes in ActionScript code. Teresa looked at me and asked what I was doing and I told her I was writing out the speakers notes in code. Here’s my notes:

love.delay = null;
if (loyal == true) { me = God.blessing; }

good_marriage = function covenant(sacrifice) {
if (!sacrifice) { this = null; break; }
wife.needs = true;
if (loyal == true) { me = God.blessing; }
forgiveness = true;
return God.blessing;

while(!wife.needs) {
// bad stuff goes here

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

4 Comments on "Coding a Marriage Retreat"

  1. train says:

    you have reached the rare status of unbelievably-nerdy-church-geek.
    One more level and you will be a 3rd Star Wizard.
    I can imagine you dream in green code like The Matrix!

  2. Levi says:

    Wow. Good to know I have levels still to achieve

  3. Amber says:

    Nate! You crack me up. And I’m in awe of your creativity and coding skill.

  4. nate says:

    Hah. Thanks Amber.

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