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Those Trying Times in Marriage

Around New Year’s resolution time it occurred to me that we, and I suspect all, married couples have some low spots in their marriage and still do, occasionally.  I’m not talking about major crises that threaten a marriage, but the … Continue reading

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As Long as We’re Together

Many times we have said: It doesn’t matter where we are, as long as we’re together.  There is truth in that statement.  It is always better to be together than to be apart.  In the past few months we have … Continue reading

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Is there anything new about marriage?

This morning Rita made the remark that we really know the basics of living together that produce good, happy long-term marriages.  The information is readily available.  Nevertheless, the news media constantly carry reports on new research about marriage and the … Continue reading

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A Dreary Fall Day

It is a dreary fall day.  Not any different than if the sun were shining and yet it is different.  Sunshine somehow gives us energy whereas dreary days, at least for most of us, make us want to pull up … Continue reading

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Dreams, Part 2

As we said last week, we are beginning another segment of dreams we have been creating for some time.  We had lunch or dinner the past week with many old friends.  Each of them in their own ways encouraged us … Continue reading

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Dreams

I (Rita) did a quick internet search of songs with “dream” in the title and came up with more than I imagined.  Below are a few that jumped out at me. All I Have To Do Is Dream (whenever I … Continue reading

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How our love grew in Haiti

We have just returned from two weeks in Haiti where we presented a seminar on Divergent Thinking at the University of the Nouvelle Grand Anse in Jeremie (UNOGA).  The beginning of the seminar started in 2012 when I taught a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Our 48 Years Together

Last week we celebrated our 48th anniversary.  We had a wonderful day together.  As we went through the day we happened to mention on occasion that it was our 48th anniversary.  We were surprised by the response.  Many saw that … Continue reading

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Our Anniversary

Today is our 48th wedding anniversary.  We remember a beautiful, sunny day and a small country church, St. Francis, in Cranberry Prairie, OH.  The years have been very good to us and God continues to bless us every day.  So … Continue reading

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Aging while Married

The August issue of U.S. Catholic has three excellent articles on living in retirement.  The first, You Can’t Take It with You, by Laura Fletcher, deals with some of the practicalities that become important as we get older.  We need … Continue reading

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