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A Broken Mirror Joined Together Again

The Chinese idiom, “a broken mirror joined together again,” expresses the idea of a couple being reconciled or reunited after a period of separation....

Burying Ancestors With Tuition Money Is Rewarded in an Unexpected Way

Guo Yuanzhen, born in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), was easy-going and generous. At the age of 16, he entered the Imperial Academy to study...

The Day After My Divorce

The divorce finally went through yesterday. Even though my parents opposed this because they believed our two children would not have a complete home,...

Love Affairs That Transcended the Centuries (Part 2)

After their wedding, Songlin, a small-town doctor, and his new bride, Xiaoxue, settled down to married life. Songlin’s parents and relatives were all opposed...

The Outstanding King Chu Zhuangwang

Chu Zhuangwang ascended the throne in 613 B.C. During the first three years of his reign, he did nothing other than eat, drink, and...

Get Out of an Abusive Relationship As Fast As Possible!

According to an estimate by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 20 Americans are subject to physical abuse by their...

Upholding Integrity

Confucius was once a SiKou (司寇), similar to a Minister of Justice. On the seventh day in this post, he punished a local Shaozeng...

Marriage Stems From Karmic Relationships

During the Jin Dynasty, the beautiful Zhu Yingtai was from a scholarly and well-to-do family. Her accomplishments included excellent embroidery work and a love...

Love Affairs That Transcended the Centuries (Part 1)

In a small town, a special wedding ceremony took place. The groom, Songlin, was a doctor and the bride, Xiaoxue, was very beautiful. In...

The Deadly Consequence of Overindulging a Child

To many traditional Chinese families, having a son is critically important in order to carry on the family name, especially when there is a...

Guarding the Well

Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (A.D. 1328-1398), the founder of the Ming Dynasty, had a well-known directive that officials under his command do an honest job. Before...

Parenting: Why Your Kids Whine

Almost every parent knows that when their kids start to whine, they expect something. But do you know why your children whine when they...

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