Marriage & Family Matters

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Good Stress or Bad Stress?

Good Stress or Bad Stress? We live in a “get set” world.  Someone has likened our lives today to a sprint runner getting set in the starting blocks,  First, he gets on the mark and adjusts his feet to the … Continue reading

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Why Your Teen Needs Peer Pressure

Why Your Teen Needs Peer Pressure Every parent worries about the effects of peer pressure on their teenager.  And there is good reason for them to be concerned.  Some peer pressure is welcomed, like friends urging your teen to go … Continue reading

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Why Women Drink

Why Women Drink There’s a Facebook page titled “Moms Who Need Wine.”  Last time I looked it had 667,000 likes.  Then there’s the Pinterest site that’s titled “OMG, I So Need a Glass of Wine or I’m Gonna Sell My … Continue reading

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Not Having Enough Sex?

Not Having Enough Sex? One of the stereotypical images of marital sex is that men want more and women want less.  In our marital seminar, we have a questionnaire on what makes for successful marriages and what leads to failure … Continue reading

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Have a Good Identity Crisis, Please

Have a Good Identity Crisis, Please Events that cause big changes in our lives can be devastating.  Lost your job?  Laid off or fired?  It may take longer in today’s economy to find that new job, than it takes to … Continue reading

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Pain Killers are Killers

Pain Killers are Killers Our culture seems determined to kill pain, but instead of killing the pain, it ends up killing too many of us.  The death rate for women hooked on opiate pain killers like ocycodone or hydrocodone has … Continue reading

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Are You a Blabbermouth?

Are You a Blabbermouth? We all do it at times.  We end up sharing too much with someone, and then wonder later why we gave so much information to that person.  It seems to be happening a lot these days, … Continue reading

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A Deadly Triangle

A Deadly Triangle There’s a fascinating old book and the title says it all–My Mother; My Self.  It is about the high potential for daughters to struggle with a symbiotic relationship with their mothers–showing how difficult it can be for … Continue reading

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How Often Do You Say “I”?

How Often Do You Say “I”? It shouldn’t be surprising, but one area of research has to do with how much people use the word “I”.  What sounded like a foolish research project really had some interesting results.  One study … Continue reading

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Why We Have Sex

Why We Have Sex When asked this question, the wife said, “I do it for him,” and the husband responded by saying that afterwards, he often felt guilty about their having had sex because he felt so selfish.  Somehow he … Continue reading

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