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  • NARME – Can you guess what that stands for? Prize for the first one that can tell me.

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Jul 2014

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NARME – Can you guess what that stands for? Prize for the first one that can tell me.

Last week I attended the National Association of Relationship and Marriage Educators.  Say that three times.  It has taken on the acronym NARME which is much easier.   My colleague and mentor Julie Baumgardner advised me to go to my first conference ten years ago.  Some of the best advice she’s given me.  But back then ...

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Jun 2014

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Can a Commercial Change a Culture?

When you think about it, that sounds pretty silly.  A one minute commercial is pretty insignificant.  But I believe it can.  Apparently the marketing team from the company thought it could too.  They look at things that are important to people that will catch their eye.  Some are positive and some are not so positive. […]

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  • Some of the Greatest Dad’s in the WORLD!!

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Jun 2014

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Some of the Greatest Dad’s in the WORLD!!

For the past eight years I have been blessed to lead Family Frameworks and advocate heathy marriages that lead to strong families and thriving communities.  I have some of the best board members and volunteers that have been such tremendous dads.  They are real heroes to me. This year I think of a very special […]

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  • Just Finish and Don’t Die!!

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Jun 2014

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Just Finish and Don’t Die!!

I am a biker, triathaloner, and whatever else you can talk me in to keep me moving, sort of, but I would not call me an athlete!! My goal has always been to JUST FINISH and DON’T DIEWhen I !! When I recently did the Horsey Hundred and could not finish the 104 mile century […]

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  • 6 Date Night Tips to Make the Most of Your Time

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Jun 2014

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6 Date Night Tips to Make the Most of Your Time

Yay!! It’s Date Night! Well, at least in Dalton Date Week is next week.  Thought it might be helpful to give some tips to make the Date Night your best ever. Please let me know if you have trouble with the app. I was out to lunch with co-workers yesterday and they were saying they […]

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  • Five Great Dates in Dalton for June

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May 2014

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Five Great Dates in Dalton for June

So why do I keep pushing Date Nights.  Well, the latest research on how to keep marriages and families together says that Quality time together where a couple connects is one of the strongest indicators of marriages that last.  So I want to encourage “Strong, Healthy Marriages” and give you some How-to’s so you ...

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  • CREEP: Helping Your Kids When They Choose Divorce

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May 2014

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CREEP: Helping Your Kids When They Choose Divorce

In the past years I have watched as friends’ children have been going through a divorce.  One interesting fact I learned not too long ago, was that it usually takes at least six years for a marriage to fall apart.  Well, it seems these children were divorcing at year 1-5.  There is also the stat […]

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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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  • Ok,  I Know I’m Selfish but…….

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Mar 2014

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Ok, I Know I’m Selfish but…….

Just this afternoon John and I were talking with some of our friends and co-workers and it slipped out from him a little cut “I know what you mean, I do the work around the house now”   Well, there’s some truth in that.   Since the kids left I’m not focused on home.  It’s like […]

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