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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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Kindness in Marriage

Marriage requires kindness.  That’s a no-brainer. We all know it, we all get it. Putting it faithfully into practice: a whole other matter.   TIME Magazine recently had a piece called “How to Stay Married” in their June 13, 2016 issue. … Continue reading

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