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Apr 2014

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The Difference Between Men and Women – Downsizing and Moving?

There have been many things written about the differences between men and women.  And there are many differences, but I want to propose to you today that many of the differences are necessary to move a family forward.  I also want to make sure I state that there are tendencies, rather than absolute when it […]

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  • When I’m asked “Why do you keep doing this?”

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Apr 2014

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When I’m asked “Why do you keep doing this?”

I thought I might share why we are encouraging healthy marriages in our community.  Yes, we want to see our Our of Wedlock births decrease, yes we want to see our divorces decrease and yes, we want to see our kids do well in high school.  All of those are very good reasons, but in […]

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  • What I Learned From Our Trip to Italy

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Apr 2014

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What I Learned From Our Trip to Italy

If you are a Facebook Follower of mine you saw that John and I recently took a trip to Italy.  We got more comments on those pictures than anything we have done before.  It was a great trip and every day was an adventure.  But the great part about it was what we learned. 1. […]

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Marriage is Easy?

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Mar 2014

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Myth #2 – Good Relationships Don’t Take Work

Another huge myth is that if two people don’t get along then they shouldn’t be together.  Not necessarily.  Most relationships are not easy.  At first when you are attracted to each other you find it easy to be with.  You might have a lot in common and enjoy talking and being together.   But then […]

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Mar 2014

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Myth #1 You Both Have to Work on the Marriage

Sometimes myths or plain old lies are told about marriage.  Some are very hard to break and hard for me to see perpetuated.   The lie that bothers me the most is that it takes two to make a marriage work!  Well, it does, but it just takes one to change the dance. Somehow the thought […]

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Feb 2014

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My Own Challenge – What I’ve learned

Recently I posted a challenge for the last four days of February, so that we can keep the spirit of Valentine’s for longer than one day.  When I made up this challenge, (ok, yes I made this one up!) I never thought it would have such a profound effect on my own marriage.  It’s so […]

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Feb 2014

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Imprinting! How does that happen in families?

Recently I was reading about imprinting. It’s a way in which an animal learns who to follow. We have seen the kitten that is mothered by a dog etc. This then made me think of how we imprint our children to follow us. What are we doing to help with their bonding to us? I […]

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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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