Category Archives: Marriage & Job

Thoughts on another Wednesday Morning

This past week we spent time with our daughter and son-in-law and their girls.  As frequently happens in our conversations, the topic of marriage; building and having a good one, came up. She said that many look at the relationship … 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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The Stress of Moving

We often watch the House Hunters, and House Hunters International shows on HGTV.  One aspect of these programs is to show some of the stresses couples deal with in locating a new home for purchase or rent.  Often they include … Continue reading

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Men and Women Do Not Live by Marriage Alone

Our culture is full of sayings about many subjects, including marriage.  Some are deprecating – the old ball and chain – and some carry good advice for those who are married – marriage is not a 50-50 proposition, it is … Continue reading

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Marriage & the Seven Deadly Sins

Yesterday I (Bob) was rereading Anthony Marinelli’s short book, Conscience & Catholic Faith in connection with a project I am working on and came to a section on sin and virtue.  The sins and virtues we find in the Bible … Continue reading

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Teenagers’ Questions about Marriage

Yesterday we spent the day talking to the freshman religion classes at St. Viator High School. We have both taught there and their teachers asked us to come back to speak to them about marriage as part of their study … Continue reading

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Dreaming

(Rita) The other day I was out walking and I just popped into a furniture store that was along the path that I was on.  It occurred to me as I walked in how long it had been since I … Continue reading

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Avoiding the 25-year Itch

In the August 2012 issue of U.S. Catholic, Wendy Donahue has an article:  The 25-year itch:  Empty nesters and the second half of marriage.  Ms Donahue cites a paper, “The Gray Divorce Revolution,” co-authored by Susan Brown.  She quotes: “Brown … Continue reading

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Transferrable Skills

Recently we were given some promotional materials for a coalition of public service groups called Marriage Works Ohio, headquartered in Dayton.  The group provides programs that support marriages and families.  A program that promotes Transferrable Skills caught our attention.  The … Continue reading

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