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What is Divorce and Why do they Happen?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had several serious discussions with my 7-year-old. One of her friends is going through a divorce with her parents. The parent we are closer to…

My Marriage: Cross-Cultural Studies

When I was 16, I spent six weeks in Venezuela with some missionaries and some nationals. It left a significant impact on me, and I get why my parents believe that…

My Husband, My BFF

Recently, I took a poll among a few girlfriends about what makes a good friend. The various responses included unconditional love and acceptance, mutual respect, being a confidant, a willingness…

Superior Wife Syndrome

On a recent Monday morning, I had turned on the Today Show to catch our local news and weather on the half hour.  As I listened from the kitchen I heard…

Budget-Fudging, and Other Small Crimes

I don’t know what you and your husband have set up financially, but I have a budget. After an ongoing discussion, I have an amount of money each month that…

Caring for a Friend Going Through a Divorce

A few weeks ago, I was talking with a friend who had been divorced for many years. As I keep hearing of more people going through divorces, I asked her for…

Loving Better

I think I landed on a gold mine. I had no ideas for gifts for my husband one holiday. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I wanted to do something really special on…

The Loss of Civility in Marriage

I remember a conversation I had with my mother when I was just a little girl. A couple my parents’ age had apparently had a very difficult marriage. Mother’s comment…

12 Minutes

The other day I heard that the average married couple spends 12 minutes a day talking to each other. Get out!  Twelve minutes? The average woman spends more time than that fixing…

Otter Meets Lion

“No,” he said with less than an adequate amount of interest or enthusiasm to please me, the idea generator. Don’t you just want to whack your husband sometimes? I confess,…

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