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What is it to Live Genuine?

Three more “Minutes” from my book, Marriage Minutes, available from Amazon.com What Do You Do?…..  Being Real…..  and Thinking Marriage Minute # 174 What Do You Do? Recently, at a dinner, several people who didn’t know everyone at the table … Continue reading

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More parenting thoughts

I have been away from the blog for a while, and I want to let you know why, and thank you for your interest and kind words. I always hope the articles I post can be useful, and hope you … Continue reading

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The Parental Cloak

Do your children ever see you without your parenting cloak on? If not, they may not really know you. Marriage Minute # 147 The Parental Cloak (from my book Marriage Minutes, available on Amazon.com) Virginia Satir asked this interesting question … Continue reading

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Scholarship Alert… a look at what Paul really said

Marriage Minute # 144 From my book, Marriage Minutes, available from Amazon.com An Egalitarian looks at I Timothy 2:12 This will be about marriage by the time I am through with it. It is already about marriage since it is … Continue reading

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To my dear marriage counseling client…

To my dear marriage counseling client… You seem to be intent on telling me several indicting things about your spouse (the person sitting next to you on my couch), and perhaps you are trying to convince me of these things. … Continue reading

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Dreams Can Come True

By the way… my next Couple Communication Workshop is September 18-19. Give us a call at 281-277-8811 to find out more. This is from Emily Dickinson. I share this with concurrent thoughts about the shared dreams and other life-goals of … Continue reading

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Expectations

Marriage Minute # 95 Heathcliff and Catherine from my book, Marriage Minutes, available from Amazon.com I won’t spoil the story for you if you haven’t read it. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, has much to say about the strangeness of … Continue reading

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How things are Not supposed to be.

Marriage Minute # 94 Macbeth  (a hard lesson)  from my book, Marriage Minutes, available at Amazon.com Let’s take a minute and visit that great marriage and family therapist of many years ago. I speak of none other than William Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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The Curse of Creative Listening

Marriage Minute # 93 Psych—ed (From my book, Marriage Minutes, available at Amazon.com) Around 1910 an interesting play, “Psych—ed”, was written by Hughes Mearns, containing this odd line of dialog. “As I was climbing up the stair, I met a … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean, “Love”?

Marriage Minute # 91 What Do You Mean, “Love”? (From my book, Marriage Minutes, available on Amazon.com) You go out for a walk in the woods because a friend told you that these woods are full of beautiful songbirds. Because … Continue reading

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