Love Connects

Love Connects

If you ask people what has been most difficult about the pandemic, many will tell you about how isolated they feel – especially from those they love. One of my friends lost his elderly mother around Christmas. The fact that he had only been...

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What Is Love, Anyway?

What Is Love, Anyway?

More Than Romantic Hogwash It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, the weekend of the year when we talk about romantic love the most. But what is love, anyway? A friend of mine recently said that her parents’ definition of love is doing the...

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Love Like Jesus

Love Like Jesus

“You look more and more like your dad as you get older,” Gretchen said to me recently. Luckily, I know how much she liked my dad, so I didn’t feel super defensive.  Family resemblances are funny. Our friends, John and Joan, recently shared the...

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Perfect Lover

Perfect Lover

Imagine you were single and someone set you up on a date with their good friend.  “You’re going to love him/her,” they gush.  You feel skeptical. The last four people this friend threw at you were kind of meh.  What makes this person so special?...

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Name Your Pattern

Name Your Pattern

Our neighbor just got a puppy. Or to be precise, the 12-year-old boy in their house got a puppy which means the parents now have a dog to take care of, too. I met the puppy this morning. “His name is Ace,” my friend said. “Our 12-year-old named...

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Why Your Spouse Really Yells At You

Why Your Spouse Really Yells At You

When I was a junior in college, I took a Red Cross lifesaving course as a PE class.  Little did I know that learning how not to get drowned by a panicky swimmer would be great preparation for understanding how married couples respond to conflict...

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Out of Sync

Out of Sync

We don’t always live in beautifully connected circles as married couples. Sometimes, that circle can start to feel kind of stretched. Think back to a time you weren’t in sync with your spouse. One of you probably did or didn’t do something...

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