Archives For September 2007

Making Marriage Work

September 26, 2007 — 1 Comment

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We bring them with us to the marriage alter; these unspoken, half-hidden unrealistic expectations about how marriage is supposed to be. It’s not long before the gig is up and we’re left shaking our heads shouting, “I signed up for this!?!”We enter marriage with high expectations because that’s our hope for the marriage. After all, if we didn’t expect it to be good, why would we even do it? However, there is a difference between expecting good and doing good, and expecting our spouse is going to heal whatever ails us from childhood hurts, previous relationship disappointments, and from all of our underlying flaws, foibles, and inadequacies. (Oh, and did I mention, read our minds?) Expect to be successful in marriage but only if you expect to be well-prepared and educated. Society is too often our teacher and we misinterpret the lessons being taught. We obtain our expectations of marriages through movies, television, romance novels, cultural and religious affiliations, and our own parents and other family members’ marriage, for better or worse. But, remember it’s only our perspective and we misread so much! Continue Reading…


Just For Her Conference

September 24, 2007 — 1 Comment

I had such a wonderful time at the ââ?¬Å?Just for Herââ?¬Â Conference at Weber State! Thank you to those who were able to attend and my apologies to those who were turned away due to space constraints. Here is the truncated version of that dayââ?¬â?¢s presentation and my personal notes on the matter of how to connect best with those we love: and itââ?¬â?¢s NOT more communication. To many women, communication means talking MORE. To men, the worst five words they could possibly hear are, ââ?¬Å?Honey, we need to talk!ââ?¬Â Continue Reading…


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It is the most effective time-saving strategy in the world, yet many of us, especially women, have a difficult time doing it: Saying “No!” Does that two-letter word ever get stuck in the back of your throat when yet another overwhelming obligation is requested of you? If your mind yells “No!” while your voice utters “Yes,” help is not far away. Continue Reading…


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Everybody does it sometime, and many people do it a lot! Complaining! It’s perfectly healthy, right? We’ve been told, “Get it off your chest; don’t hold back!” It’s not good to store up all that angerââ?¬Â¦right? Continue Reading…


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During this frenetically-paced 21st century world of ours, hogging shelf space in bookstores around the country are books written on simplifying your life. Continue Reading…