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Appreciation

I love the word appreciation. It has a wide range of specific meanings, all revolving around the concept of value. Items of value increase in worth over time. If you buy a house, it typically appreciates over time. You sell … Continue reading

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Trust is not a Goal, It’s an Indicator of Intimacy

Trust. A simple concept in theory. If you do what you say you will do (or don’t do what you say you won’t do), I will trust you. Violate that, and distrust emerges quickly. Many people are reluctant to trust … Continue reading

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Change is a Powerful Thing

This whole experience has been a mixed blessing for our marriage. The move itself was trying and I know we frustrated each other with our different styles and approaches to the project. But far more important is the blessing that we are now experiencing as we explore and discover the new area in which we live. Continue reading

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Marriage Tips from an Expert – Sally Livingston

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Anniversary? Yeah, we Forgot…

then suddenly I began to think. “What’s today’s date, by the way?” Someone at the table calmly announced that it was August 7th. At that moment, both Tara’s and my eyes opened wide, we looked at each other and began laughing. Everyone wondered why, until they heard us say to each other “Happy Anniversary!” Continue reading

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A Lesser Appreciated Benefit to Working from Home

This is not my typical blog focused on marriage – sorry in advance for that. But it is about relationships, and you may see a connection. For the past few months, most of us that still have jobs have found … Continue reading

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Covid Boredom

Covid Boredom I’m bored. I’m way behind on writing blogs or on recording podcasts. It’s not because I’ve been too busy – because I haven’t. I sit in my office, and I try to think of inspiring things to write … Continue reading

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Helping Your Marriage Survive the Corona Virus

Fear not, this is not a post filled with medical / social warnings. Nor is it post down-playing the significance of the current virus… There was a time in your relationship when you couldn’t wait to be alone with your … Continue reading

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Don’t Live Life in Your Rear View Mirror

I have traveled to India several times. One thing that always amazes me is the traffic and the way people drive there. A given four-lane road may contain seven actual lanes, consisting of cars, trucks, scooters, pedestrians and cows. Despite … Continue reading

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Arguing? Break it Down!

All couples have conflict. Unless you married a clone of yourself, you will find times where you disagree on an issue. And sometimes, it seems there is no way to get to a resolution where you will both be satisfied. … Continue reading

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