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Tasting a Daydream

Tasting a Daydream

Do you and your spouse share a daydream? I’m so happy to introduce you to Amy Dickerson. She says about herself,  that one day she realized her cooking had hijacked her social media accounts. She was forcing herself not to post stuff about food on her Facebook every day, and her personal journal had become the annals of her culinary journey. After that self-realization it was only a short jump, skip, and a hop to starting her...

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Be Connected and Encourage

Be Connected and Encourage

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A close connection with your spouse will make encouraging him or her much easier…     Connect with your spouse...

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More Touching

More Touching

The power of touch is huge – I’m sure this concept isn’t new to you. If you’re interested in some data on the importance and significance of touch, take a look at this post. Touch can be more nuanced than only using your body… What? Touch your spouse with your voice. We’ve been given the gift of sound and words. Give it some thought: There’s a huge difference between a mother speaking to her baby as...

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Building Flow into Your Marriage

Building Flow into Your Marriage

Have you ever imagined yourself gliding across a glittering ballroom floor with your spouse? (Imagine “Dancing with the Stars”, but with more romantic music and no judges.)  In our imagination we would never step on each other’s toes, or stumble – we’d be perfectly synchronized and move together in grace and beauty. We would flow… That’s what this post is about – flow.  It was written by my...

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Victory

Victory

Victory: a successful ending of a struggle or contest; winning. What comes to your mind when you hear or read the word “victory”? Is it an image of the Olympic medal winner standing on a podium? Is it crowds of people on a city street, shouting with raised arms and millions of bits of paper flying through the air? Is the word “victory” just a celebratory word? Is it a one-time occurrence? Let me give you a different view of...

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Marriage – Not the Ideal

Marriage – Not the Ideal

This painting is an “elaborate fiction” commissioned by a grieving widower. My mom and I visited the North Carolina Museum of Art during Christmas holidays. It’s an amazing collection of works of art. As we viewed a gallery, took some photos (without a flash) and read the notes at the side of each painting, a  commentary struck me: “… an ideal image of himself, the self he wishes to bequeath to...

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