Tag Archives: conflict resolution

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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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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Trust Is Risk…

Trust is risk that you feel good about. I don’t remember if I read someone saying this, or if I simply realized it while observing people. I have noticed that it is a murky area for many of us, and … 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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Abuse Traps

Marriage Minute # 18 Abuse Traps From the book, Marriage Minutes, available on Amazon.com Patricia Evans has become one of the major voices speaking out against verbally abusive relationships. People have written to her, telling their story, and she has … Continue reading

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FOUL…

Marriage Minute # 11 “FOUL…!” (From Marriage Minutes… available from Amazon.com) Here’s the plan. I am going to stop by the sports equipment store and buy a referee’s flag, like the one used in football games. I am going to … Continue reading

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Rethinking Anger

Marriage Minute # 7 Rethinking Anger… from my book, Marriage Minutes, available on Amazon.com Some startling research about anger was published a while ago that has encouraged us to rethink some ideas about anger. Out there in Pop Psychology you … Continue reading

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Violent People

Marriage Minute # 6 Violent People… from the book, Marriage Minutes, available from Amazon.com The workshop about domestic violence that I mentioned in the previous minute was a great success. I recommend the work of the main presenter at the … Continue reading

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