Tag Archives: Family

It’s Not About Me (a eulogy to Doris Evalee Eames)

My mom passed away one year ago yesterday. I’ve had a lot of time to think about her life and how to sum it up since I started writing her eulogy a year ago. One of the phrases that has come … Continue reading

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A Soldier Comes Home

The first group of soldiers in the Striker Brigade stationed at Fort Wainwright returned home this week. They will be followed by thousands more over the next two months. In honor of their return I will be airing a conversation … Continue reading

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Marital Investment Strategies, Part 4

In previous articles we have looked at developing a shared story, getting time together, learning together. Today we will be exploring a basic need for both men and women alike– the need to be affirmed or respected. STRATEGY 4: AFFIRM … Continue reading

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Only a Dreamer No More

Since childhood my identity has been caught in dreams. That all changed on October 4th. Starting when I was a young child my head has been filled with dreams.  More than one elementary teacher complained to my parents that I … Continue reading

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I was Desperate

I was desperate. I was stuck in an old relationship pattern and I didn’t know how to get out. I was angry at myself. I was angry at Kim, my wife. We had been doing this same destructive dance for … Continue reading

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Marital Investment Strategies, Part 3

In Part one we learned about the role of positive memories for marital success and some tips for strengthening shared memories. In part two we discussed the importance of getting couple time to make new memories as a couple. This weeks … Continue reading

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Guest Blog by Scott V. Black, Founder of EmpowerU International.  Do you remember where you were 10 years ago?  That is something we will be hearing a lot of over this weekend as we commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Marital Investment Strategies, Part 2

In Part 1 we learned about the importance of positive memories for marital success. We described some ways to invest by creating a shared story. Today’s strategy involves making new memories as a couple. STRATEGY 2: GET AWAY. Life is … Continue reading

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Deployed Families

I was planning on continuing Marital Investment Strategies today; however, events over the weekend have my mind and heart on a different topic: the impact of military deployment on families. I attended the birthday party of a friends kid on … Continue reading

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