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Live Life Big!

I’ve begun multiple posts in recent months, and decided not to post them. Too whiny.  Too ungrateful. Blogging is tricky.  At least for me it is, now.  I’m not totally anonymous (my initial goal had been to just “come out” … Continue reading

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Be Completely Humble and Gentle…

I’m a bit more active on the blogging in this season for several reasons: 1) to see how things progress in this difficult time; 2) to check in with my sanity; 3) and hopefully, to show some progress out of … Continue reading

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Be the Leader She Needs

We possibly can agree upon the characteristics of good leadership: Authoritative Capable Decisive Logical Planner Ability to motivate Clear statements of intentions Consideration of needs and interests Listening skills Trustworthy (evokes trust) Fair Delegates (i.e., uses the strengths of others … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Challenge

There are all sorts of Valentine’s Day challenges and ideas for a romantic day. One day.  Twenty four hours, and honestly, it may amount to a grand total of 2-3 hours with your special other.  Too many calories, too many … Continue reading

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Men and Communication

Words. Women are good at them.  We use lots of them. Men might prefer to accomplish most things with a minimum of words.  You won’t catch a man yacking on the phone to his buddy for an hour.  Economy of … Continue reading

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Marriage: The Need to Be Partners

[A series of posts based on a letter to SJ from 18 months ago] I am a wordy person… whether it’s in writing or speaking.  I struggle with an economy of words. SJ is a man of fewer words.  He … Continue reading

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Seduce Him

  When I wrote “Seduce Her” I promised to take a flip to the other side of the coin. What seduces him? Go onto the internet, or pick up a women’s or men’s magazine, and learn all the myriad ways … Continue reading

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The Little Things

    Five years into our marriage I would have told you that it might have been a sad mistake, but there were three little beings involved and we loved them very much.  After ten years I would have had … Continue reading

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Passion

  Back on a very hot day in July, SJ and I got to attend a rally on the National Mall called “Together 2016.”  It was described as a “once in a generation millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering.” They were … Continue reading

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Holding Hands

  My absence from writing in all forms is beginning to take its toll on me.  Barely a day could go by that I didn’t need to be engaged in some form of writing.  Events of the past several months … Continue reading

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