Tag Archives: Communication

To my dear marriage counseling client…

To my dear marriage counseling client… You seem to be intent on telling me several indicting things about your spouse (the person sitting next to you on my couch), and perhaps you are trying to convince me of these things. … Continue reading

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Expectations

Marriage Minute # 95 Heathcliff and Catherine from my book, Marriage Minutes, available from Amazon.com I won’t spoil the story for you if you haven’t read it. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, has much to say about the strangeness of … Continue reading

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How things are Not supposed to be.

Marriage Minute # 94 Macbeth  (a hard lesson)  from my book, Marriage Minutes, available at Amazon.com Let’s take a minute and visit that great marriage and family therapist of many years ago. I speak of none other than William Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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The Curse of Creative Listening

Marriage Minute # 93 Psych—ed (From my book, Marriage Minutes, available at Amazon.com) Around 1910 an interesting play, “Psych—ed”, was written by Hughes Mearns, containing this odd line of dialog. “As I was climbing up the stair, I met a … Continue reading

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Skills Aren’t Enough

Marriage Minute # 83 Skills Aren’t Enough From my book, Marriage Minutes, available on Amazon.com I recently heard a friend mention one those wry bits of wisdom that we all ought to know. He pointed out that when it comes … Continue reading

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Seasoned Speech

Marriage Minute # 31 From the book, Marriage Minutes, available on Amazon.com “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Colossians 4:6 This verse … Continue reading

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Whose Problem is This?

This “Marriage Minute” is from my book, Marriage Minutes, available from Amazon.com This book is a collection of 200 articles from years of marriage counseling and ministry. This “minute” begins the section on Assertiveness. Marriage Minute # 27 Whose Problem … Continue reading

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Express It or Bottle It??? OR….

Marriage Minute #24 Express or Bottle? from my book, Marriage Minutes, available on Amazon.com Do you remember hearing those encouragements to “let it all out”? And, do you remember hearing people tell you that it is healthier to express your … Continue reading

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A True Alarm (as opposed to a false alarm)

From my book, Marriage Minutes, available on Amazon.com If these posts are helpful, please share them with others and help me reach a larger audience… Thanks Marriage Minute # 22 A True Alarm I heard an amazing story, recently. It … Continue reading

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Two Articles about the Impossible

From my book, Marriage Minutes, available at Amazon.com Marriage Minute # 20 The Impossible Triangle More dangerous than the Bermuda Triangle is another treacherous triangle. It is a danger to both individuals and families, drags marriages down, and puts each … Continue reading

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