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Teaching Children Compassion: Resolution For Life

While many groups visit the sick, the wounded, and shut-ins during the holidays, the other months of the year can be long and lonely for those in hospitals and convalescent care facilities. Especially our hospitalized veterans, and troops home from war. Taking the kids with you will not only make the time for those you visit special,…

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31 Days to a Great Marriage: Sharon’s 31 Days Blog

Hi everyone, Nesting Place held its “31 Days” challenge, and my contribution was ” 31 Days to a Great Marriage ,” and I’d like to share it with all of our WOMANTalk girlfriends. After many years of marriage my husband, Duane and I, have learned a few things about what can not only make marriage a life-long blessing, but…

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What Women Want

What do women want? Men ask this question all the time, (even if just to themselves), because they don’t understand the women in their lives – wives, daughters, mothers, sisters. The fact that men don’t naturally have a clue to what women want, is proof enough to debate those who say that there are no…

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To The Real V.I.P.s: Thank You

A young man in the movie, “Elizabethtown” suffers tremendous rejection, devastation and shame as his lauded idea for a new product for his company falls flat, costing the mega corporation millions of dollars. As he is fired and walks out of the company he gave eight years of his life to, he makes a profound statement…

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Whoa! Love Indicator Found in Brain?

Did you see the Associated Press article a few years back that reported about a doctoral student at University College London, Andreas Bartels, now Ph.D and research scientist, who presented his research at the Society for Neuroscience? The subtitle read, “MRI discovers four tiny bits get lit up when people are shown picture of sweetheart”?…

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Seven Ways to Prime the Pump

What makes some marriages last so long? Love. But what does that really mean? You have to work at marriage. It doesn’t grow deeper automatically. Some couples can be together for years and still relate on the ‘pass the salt and pepper’ surface level. Marriage has the capacity to be the most intimate human relationship you…

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What is a Faithful Friend?: Short List

I spoke at a women’s weekend retreat which had as its theme: Faithful Friend. As I finalized my notes for the segment, two definitions of ‘friend’ seemed to stand out above the rest… -A friend is someone you go through life with. -A friend is someone who has your tears in their eyes. These definitions…

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Vacation Fun Together

The economy has hit the vacation savings of Americans. And if you are wondering if you will be able to afford a vacation this year or not, remember you don’t have to go somewhere exotic to rest and enjoy yourselves. During ‘slim times’ for us when we’ve had to put on our creative hats of…

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Show Your Love

You have to work at marriage. It doesn’t grow deeper automatically. Some couples can be married for years and still relate on the surface. Marriage has the capacity to be the most intimate human relationship you can experience. But like all relationships it takes work, dedication, and deliberate action. For just as sure as the…

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