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Feb 2014

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Chemically Bonding – Can you Bond Your Family This Way?

In the past few years I have become very interested in the neuropsychology of bonding in the brain.  I first started with the Lymbic system and the hypothalamus.  Sounds interesting I know. But a simple model of the Relationship Attachment Model was introduced to me by my friend John Van Epp.  This was relatively easy […]

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Jan 2014

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Blender Family Bits – Camp-on

This past summer I got to meet one of my heroes.  Years ago when my husband I were getting together, we listened to Gary Smalley’s 7 Keys to a Happy Marriage.  That was revolutionary to John and me.  We had both been in failed marriages and wanted to make sure this one lasted forever.  As […]

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Jan 2014

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Honey, You shrunk MY pants!!!!

My mind is swirling about things that I want to write about.  I want so badly to make a difference in people’s lives.  Then I think about how I have looked at others that have made a difference.  I thought of a great woman that has Really Truly made a difference in so many lives, […]

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Jan 2014

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Date Nights ROCK!!

We have officially started our Date Night Program again.  Doing it a little different than before, still have the cards but we are adding a new technology with the app.  Why? Because our target audience is the 18-40 year olds and they have smart phones and know how to use them.  We have come to […]

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Dec 2013

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Christmas in the Blender

Twenty-three years ago we celebrated our first Christmas as a blended family.  I don’t remember the gifts unless I was to look at the pictures from that year.  I do remember we had just gotten married on the 15th and waited to go on our honeymoon until after we celebrated with our children together. Blending […]

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Dec 2013

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I Have a DREAM!! And it’s Scary to Share it!!

Yesterday as I was working frantically to catch up with seeing patients.  I looked on my schedule and recognize a couple of names of some little girls that I have seen for a couple of years.  I was saddened to learn that they were back into the custody of DFCS and their sister was now […]

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Nov 2013

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The Second Biggest Reason for Divorce and How to Avoid It.

Incompatibility is actually a reason people get divorced as in second after infidelity.  That one is confusing to me.  If you are incompatible, how did you get together in the first place?  My friend John Van Epp has spent much of his life studying and teaching about the Relationship Attachment Model.  This particular model has ...

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Nov 2013

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For Better for Worse, In Sickness and In Health, For Richer for poorer till death do us part

For the last two times I’ve been able to blog I’ve written about commitment.  To be honest, I was thinking about commitment in respects to adultery, but I think I had a God moment when I was listening to Dave Ramsey on the radio, that commitment is hard when there have been problems with the […]

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Oct 2013

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Top 5 Reasons Marriages Don’t Last – Lack of Commitment: People of Character can Choose Duty over Feeling..

Last week I started a blog on the top five reasons marriages don’t last.  I was very candid how I maybe had chosen an uncommitted person and that let to the demise of my marriage.  But marriages can fall apart if there is one person that is not committed and you might not even realize […]

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Oct 2013

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Lack of Commitment – Biggest Reason for Divorce

Before I get into this topic, let me clarify that all these pictures are of people that to the best of my knowledge are still committed to each other.  But I have been surprised before.  But none of these couples have shown to me that they were anything but committed!!  I also am not trying […]

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