Category Archives: Family

Things Not to Do in Marriage

Recently, we came across suggestions, on a website called dynamom, that parents should avoid with their children.  While we recognize that these are great parenting hints we thought most of them could be applied to a marriage relationship as well. … Continue reading

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Children and Your Relationship

We have often heard people say that they would do anything for their children or that as long as their children are happy they are happy.  While we would do anything reasonable for our children including giving our lives for … Continue reading

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Good News about Men and Marriage

Recently, we wrote a blog about how marriage is treated in the sayings on T-shirts, posters, etc.  We found that most of the “humorous?’ phrases made marriage look bad and particularly men were portrayed as totally dominated by their wives.  … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Marriage that Lasts Forever

On Valentine’s Day Pope Francis met with engaged couples in St. Peter’s Square.  He had couples submit questions to him before the meeting and he chose three that he responded to as he spoke to them  His responses speak to … Continue reading

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Happy Couples’ Suggestions for a Happy Marriage

A recent Thomson Reuters/IPSOS Tribune poll reported in the January 5 Chicago Tribune reviews the results of a survey completed by 1783 adult Americans.  It asked questions about the level of their happiness with their relationship.  Ninety-four percent expressed satisfaction … Continue reading

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“Auld Lang Syne”

Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon; The flames of Love extinguished, and fully past and gone: Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold, that loving Breast of thine; That thou canst never once reflect On Old … Continue reading

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We Give Thanks

For our Creator God and Father, who gives us life, sustains our lives and cares for us by providing all things for us. For Jesus Christ, our Savior God, who saved us from our sins, forgives us when we fall, … Continue reading

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During the season from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years we have worked to create traditions for ourselves and our children. In the process we have created a number of traditions associated with our children and our extended families. As … Continue reading

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Fire Prevention in Marriage

October is traditionally Fire Prevention Month.  This year it began with Fire Prevention Week and, as always, will end with the time change and the reminder to check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  While it may be … Continue reading

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Differences in Marriage

As every couple approaches marriage, they do so with expectations about many things.  We develop those expectations through our experience of growing up.  In our families – nuclear and extended – we do things in certain ways that become so … Continue reading

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