Tag Archives: marriage

Being present with cancer

August 11, 2014

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Being present with cancer by Josephine M. Joseph —  I am as surprised as you to be writing an article about cancer. Recently, my husband was diagnosed with rectal cancer and, in addition, he has a tumor in his left kidney and one in his right adrenal gland. It would have been easy to become […]

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Balancing “we time” with “me time”

June 9, 2014

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Self-nurtuting within a relationship

Balancing “we time” with “me time” by Marcia Naomi Berger —  While still single, Emily discovered something important about marriage. She had heard the part about two becoming one. The eye-opener for her was finding out about one becoming two. When she was not in a relationship, Emily spent her free time skiing, playing tennis, […]

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21st century marriage — crisis or opportunity?

April 7, 2014

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21st century marriage — crisis or opportunity? by Marcia Naomi Berger —  I  believe in marriage. This might sound naïve, since half of first marriages end in divorce and even higher failure rates happen in second and third marriages, respectively. But there is a reason for so many unhappy marriage endings. Huge cultural shifts have […]

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First date — frog or prince

August 24, 2013

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by Morgan Rose —  Let us face it, first dates can be awkward. Some would say pure torture. You are trying to be perfect. He is trying to be perfect. Neither of you are perfect, whatever perfect means. And, realistically, does pretending to be perfect prove he is a man who can love you? Of […]

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Eight keys to lasting love

May 14, 2013

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by Dr. Linda Miles —  While reading a fairy tale to my 5-year-old granddaughter, I was very disturbed by the phrase, “And they lived happily ever after.” So, I took the liberty of changing the ending to, “They began the work of creating a very good marriage.” I did not want my granddaughter to grow […]

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Hypnosis and pre-wedding jitters

October 17, 2012

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by Irene Conlan —  Wedding season is here and many couples have passed the planning stage and are moving rapidly into “final detail” mode. This is where things sometimes start to get sticky. Often brides and grooms are overwhelmed before the wedding and forget that this is a celebration of love — a time they […]

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Can a wedding ceremony be holistic? You betcha!

September 21, 2012

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by Rev. Irene Conlan —  As a minister, I have officiated at quite a number of weddings. Each has been beautiful, customized and special. Holistic, though? No. In fact I had never thought of a wedding in terms of being holistic. Then came Erik and Rebecca. They wanted what every bride and groom want — […]

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From annoyed to enjoyed

February 22, 2012

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by Arielle Ford —  While some experts might tell us not to sweat the small stuff, we all know that it is the little things that can chisel away at even the best of relationships. To prevent those granular irks from leading to the Big Bang in our partnerships, we need to develop relational safety […]

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