Category Archives: Marriage

Safe Places

Early in my marriage, I remember hearing something about how couples ought to create “safe places” for each other–environments where they can talk about their issues and work through them without the fear of anger or condemnation from the other … Continue reading

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A Truth

“The truth has legs; it always stands. When everything else in the room has blown up or dissolved away, the only thing left standing will always be the truth. Since that’s where you’re gonna end up anyway, you might as … Continue reading

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Confirmation bias – how our thoughts shape our reality and how we can use this to create a better life

Confirmation Bias: The tendency to search for, interpret, or remember information in a way that confirms what we already believe or think. We got to see an excellent example of confirmation bias last week in regards to the Covington Catholic High … Continue reading

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Lost

“Jon… don’t fuss at me… I think I’ve lost the debit card.” My husband is a patient man. When I forgot my camera battery before a trip to Florida, he drove thirty minutes out of his way to bring it … Continue reading

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The Law of Reciprocity

“Every action, thought and feeling is motivated by an intention, and that intention is a cause that exists as one with an effect.  If we participate in the cause, it is not possible for us not to participate in the … Continue reading

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Thriving Because Of

. “The reality is that some spouses never change, and some marriages don’t get better.” – Charles and Michale Misja, Thriving Despite a Difficult Marriage . I’ve come to the conclusion that all marital problems stem from one major flaw: … Continue reading

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“A” is for…

I draw the blade across my wrist, opening the cut again. I want it to be deep, the scarring permanent. I add more lines. The first had been a reminder. The next two would be an insignia. I physically carve … Continue reading

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