Tag: relationships

One Step at a Time

 October 7, 2019

Step by step, without our even seeing it, we walk away from each other. Step by step, further afield we stray, until it seems we are observing each other from two different worlds. How do we get back together? How do we learn to walk together again? Step by step, one step at a time. […]

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Men are from Monster Truck Shows . . .

 September 23, 2019

Someone once wrote a very popular book called, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. The premise is sound, but a better title would have been, Men are from Monster Truck Shows, Women are from Pampered Chef Parties. Once we understand there are differences, we can bridge them. Brad Reflections:  What title would you […]

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Childhood Sweethearts

 September 16, 2019

They met in grade school, exchanging insults on the playground. He pulled her hair. She stuck her gum on his seat in school, where it neatly lodged on his pants. They were together in high school, sharing triumphs and disasters, hopes and dreams, romance and heartbreaks, always remaining “just friends.” Then they went away to […]

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Endings and Beginnings – Marriage Moments

 August 1, 2019

This past month, Marriage Matters Jackson closed its doors. I’ve been part of this organization for more than twelve years. Over the years I’ve served on the initial advisory committee, chaired the religion and faith subcommittee, volunteered at many events, and served on the board for seven years. I also wrote two short books of […]

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Psalm 45: What’s Happening to Marriage?

 November 6, 2018

Psalm 45 was written for a royal wedding. We love royal weddings, don’t we? For that matter, as a society we seem to be in love with weddings, rivaling the royal wedding with expenditures and extravagances to make that day “special”–as if wanting to commit your lives to each other wasn’t special enough. But for […]

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Showing Appreciation

 November 13, 2017

Season of Gratitude “All I want is a little appreciation for what I do around here. A ‘thank you’ now and then.” “Why should I thank you for helping around the house? It’s your responsibility just as much as it’s mine. You’re not helping me out; you’re just doing your share.” The argument continues; we […]

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New Release – In Time for Valentine’s Day

 February 1, 2016

Looking for a Valentine’s Gift for a newly married couple! Just Released – From I DO to WE DO:  The First Five Years! It started with “Hello.” A chance encounter that led to dating which led to the words, “Will you marry me?” and the response, “I do!” But what do you say after you […]

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On Writing and Free Floating Anxiety

 June 20, 2014

“If you went into a government lab to design a program to instill anxiety and neurosis, you couldn’t do much better” John Scazi wrote about the writing process. So that explains it? That explains this free floating fear, this muted terror. It’s not fear for the future, fear that at fifty-seven I have already out-lived […]

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