K.R.M.F.

It was recently brought to my attention that there is a disease that most of us have experienced, if we are parents.  It is one that we have rarely named, but we know when it is happening.  One author calls it Kid-Related Marital Friction.  Even as I write that term, there are probably a variety…

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5 to 1

I have a question for you today.  What kind of comments do you make to your spouse?  Are they positive, encouraging, supportive, and uplifting or do they tend to lean more towards the negative, critical, and belittling side? Marriage researcher John Gottman, Ph.D., reveals that couples who are most happy and stable offer five positive…

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Complete

A story is told of a discussion at a linguistic conference in London, England.  This was supposedly attended by some of the best linguists in the world.  They were competing to find the best definitions and explain the differences between the words “complete” and “finished.”  Samsundar Balgobin was named the winner when he was posed…

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Protect Your Heart

I recently read a letter from a women name Michelle, as related by authors Gary and Barbara Roseberg.  It was such a clear reminder of how vulnerable we are.  When that is combined with carelessness, the results can be devastating.  I want to share that letter here today.   “I helped lead a Bible study…

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Forgive

“Violation” is not a word that we use frequently (unless we spend lots of time in traffic court for speeding), but it is one we feel often.  Someone ignores or disrespects us, they take something of ours that doesn’t belong to them, they disregard our feelings, and the list goes on and on.  When these…

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