Relationships

for better or worse

“Why are we washing dishes again dad?” my young son asked me. “We always wash, Dad. Should mom be doing this?” It was a natural question coming from a child who believed we had gone past our responsibility of service. Why are we still serving? Thankfully, he stopped just short of saying, “Mom should be […]

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Financial tips for newlyweds

Newly married couples should be able to accomplish more in harmony in every way than they ever could accomplish separately – and that certainly includes the way finances are handled. So, it’s important that both wife and husband understand that it’s not to be “my” money and “your” money; it needs to be seen as […]

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Did you remember to say thank you?

                Years ago, I sat with a group of ladies listening to one woman loudly carrying on about her miserable life.                 Chief among her list of complaints – her nails were worse than anyone else’s. They were too short. Too […]

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Time for Change

What if you knew a way to limit the probability that your teenager would become pregnant? Wouldn’t you make whatever changes were necessary to help your child avoid an unplanned pregnancy? Wouldn’t almost any change be worth it? Change” is the word that took the election by storm. We have been hearing a lot about […]

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Forgiving the guy who’s just not that into you

The comedy “He’s Just Not That into You” reminded me of the painful reality of how many women have been hurt by men I call “bozo” guys. I asked a single gal the other day what she thought of the movie, and she said, it was “good but painful.” She went on to say that […]

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When two say ‘I do,’ money an issue?

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For, if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.”–Ecclesiastes 4:9–10. Making financial decisions can be hard enough for one person, and […]

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‘Daddy, is that what a man does?’

You’ve probably seen it before: A father brings his 10-year-old son to a professional football game with some of his buddies. During half-time the cheerleaders strut out onto the sidelines. The man takes out his binoculars, and, after watching the cheerleaders for a moment, passes them through the outstretched hands of his son to a […]

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An Easter basket that could save your marriage

Spring is busting out all over! Well, maybe not all over, but at least in the grocery story candy aisle. Have you already bought some goodies for your family’s Easter baskets? My family loves the peanut butter and chocolate eggs and, of course, the tiny jelly beans. And what about your spouse? Do you ever […]

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Relationship tune-up

Churches across Florida begin marriage mentoring programs to lower local divorce rates. When Billy Graham was asked his secret for being married to the same person for more than five decades, he described his marriage to Ruth as “happily incompatible.”  Liz and Jerry Hablitzel of Boynton Beach understand that thousands of married couples can relate […]

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Not just for Valentine’s Day

What is one of the kindest things someone has ever done for you? When I thought about this recently, one of the first things that came to mind was when I suffered a significant head injury several years ago. A few weeks into my recovery, a friend called to say she wanted to clean my […]

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