Mother – Jennifer Freeman
Jennifer is a semi recently remarried mother of three. Her kids, Grace Dodd, age 8, Wright Dodd, age 6, and Emerson Freeman, age 1 ½. Age 38, Jennifer graduated from Mount Olive College and works with an activist group involved in drug representation. She currently lives in Wilmington, but is originally from Teachy, North Carolina.
- In our eyes you qualify as an expert in love being that you are a mother and wife, in as many or few words as you’d like, what is love to you?
- If you do not mind sharing, what toll did divorce have on you and your kids?
- How do you share the time with the kids between you and your ex-husband? What prompted this arrangement?
- What do you look for in a relationship/father for your kids?
- Can you tell me about your first love?
- What’s the difference between the first love and the ones to come after?
- Describe the feeling of being a parent - the transition from you being the center of your world to little humans acquiring that position; what’s running through your mind, etc.
- Did you see changes in your marriage after having kids? What were they?
- What would you have done differently in your first marriage? Why?
- What has been the most helpful advice you’ve received about marriage?
Counselor - Douglas Owen
Douglas is the owner of Bridge Builders Counseling Center, a professional therapy and counseling center located in Wilmington, NC. Having received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Randolph Macon College, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling, Douglas is highly qualified and passionate about helping people in his community. His center offers services dealing with a wide range of issues such as anger management and mental illness, to parenting and marriage counseling.
- What is the most common issue you’ve seen among couples using your services, and why do you think that is?
- How would you describe the difference between romantic love and familial love? Is one stronger than the other, why?
- What exactly does counseling do for couples and parents in need?
- What experiences in your life prompted your interest in such work as couples and marriage counseling?
- Are you married? (If I may ask) How is your marriage?
- What do you believe to be the connection between spirituality and love?
- To give a definition to it, what is love?
- In the simplest sense, is love more about biology or chemistry? Explain.
- Do you agree with the opposites attract theory or those more similar attract?
- What is the most basic advice you would give to a couple having problems?
Bartender – Jim Radle
Jim is the owner and one of the bartenders of 22 North, a beach bar and restaurant located on Wrightsville Beach. Jim is in his thirties, and has been married for a few years, with several children. Jim is also a first hand witness of the minglings of college students during his bar’s nightlife.
- How would you describe the basic interaction between college kids at your bar?
- Describe some of the best and worst couples you’ve seen?
- How do you balance the young bar scene with being a father and husband?
- What were you like in college?
- When did you meet your wife? How has your relationship changed over the years?
- Do you think it is possible to have a lasting relationship in college? How/Why?
- What kind of relationship advice would you give your kids?
- How much of an effect does alcohol have on the college dating scene?
- What is the difference in behavior between a girl and a guy at a bar?
- Do you think the social environment promotes or inhibits a young person’s relationship? Why?