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Love

Last year, I began to write on the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23): “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.” I am currently reminded these days on how LOVE CAN … Continue reading

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Sex, Marriage, and the 10-90

I have a tough time rolling with the punches, the ups and downs of life.  When there are downs, my world seems dark and hopeless, and I temporarily forget to think about all of the positives and good things. My … Continue reading

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Needing– and NOT Needing– Him

It’s nine o’clock in the morning and I’ve already been up for over 4 hours. It’s partly the jet lag that just won’t resolve. And it’s partly because I drove him to the airport very early. I’m starting to write … Continue reading

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Diamonds from the Ashes

I’ve not done a great job on taking my own advice of late.  I’ve been in a blah mood, and not so nice to hubby.  I’ve not been practicing my loving thoughts and attitudes.  Yeah, maybe a little bitchy.  Sometimes … 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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Dear 21 Year Old Daughter

Dear 21 year old daughter: Don’t be in a hurry to marry.  Just because a lot of girls around you are graduating with their MRS and engagement rings, doesn’t mean it’s what you need to do.  Just because they have … Continue reading

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Marriage: Money and Finances

[A series of posts based on a letter to SJ from 18 months ago] Money isn’t everything, we like to say when we’re in love. If I just had more money, I’d be happier, might sometimes have crossed your mind. … 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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It’s Hard Work, This Marriage Thing

My marriage has been a work in progress from day one.   It seemed doomed to fail. After our first year, and then for 20 long years after, our marriage just seemed to get worse. Many would have cut their … Continue reading

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