Marriage & Family Matters

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More on the “Sabbath”

More on the “Sabbath” As I said in my last post, I got a whole different perspective on the Sabbath as I watched a large group of soldiers celebrate at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.  And here are some of … Continue reading

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A Raucous Sabbath in Jerusalem

A Raucous Sabbath in Jerusalem I didn’t grow up Jewish, but I did grow up in a strong Orthodox Jewish neighborhood.  I remember being asked as a kid to come into a man’s house to turn off the fire on … Continue reading

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The Data on Teen Dating

The Data on Teen Dating Did you know there is a “typical” pattern related to teens and dating?  I didn’t, but I found out about it in a study done to find out the effects of teens starting to date … Continue reading

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When a Husband Isn’t Interested in Sex Anymore

When a Husband Isn’t Interested in Sex Anymore I was asked this question a couple of weeks ago by two subscribers to tv.newlife.com.  Both had good marriages, but when their husbands hit the 50’s, they were no longer interested in … Continue reading

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The Myth of ADHD Meds

The Myth of ADHD Meds Some interesting research has challenged the idea that ADHD meds, like Adderall and Ritalin help boost kids’ grades.   They have been called “cognitive enhancers” for they do improve attention, concentration, and even some types … Continue reading

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The Season of “I’m Bored!”

I’m back–after being in Israel and Jordan for two weeks, and then teaching for a week in Missouri. The Season of “I’m Bored!” It’s summer, and the long anticipated freedom from the classroom has faded, and now the on-going refrain … Continue reading

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How Love Grows – Part 4

How Love Grows – Part 4 It is important to remember, if have been reading these resent posts, that when we get to the third stage in the growth of love, we are not extinguishing the first two stages of … Continue reading

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How Love Grows – Part 3

How Love Grows – Part 3 The goal for love in a marriage is to reach the third stage of love.  We define this stage of love as “I love you for who you are.”  Now we move beyond loving … Continue reading

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How Love Grows– Part 2

How Love Grows– Part 2 The next stage of love’s growth could be described as “Love Performs.”   Or to say it similar to how Bernard said it, “I love you for what you do for me.”  Obviously, part of … Continue reading

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How Love Grows – Part 1

How Love Grows – Part 1 I don’t know if Bernard, the 12th Century monk, would be amused to find that someone has taken his book On Loving God, and turned his ideas into describing how love grows in a … Continue reading

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