Commitment

The Spirit of Generosity- Part 2

Linda: When my husband says he loves me, I sometimes say, “Give me the details.” I like it when he’s specific. I think we all desire more or less to be recognized for our strengths. It is a source of greatest happiness in our lives to both give and receive love. All the most successful relationships enjoy an abundant flow of love on a daily basis. In our fast-paced society with its constant distractions, we’re challenged to be intentional about showing the love we feel in our hearts to those that are most important to us. Our loving actions make life all the sweeter.
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To Punish or to Teach?

Linda: Years ago, I read a story about three families who were vacationing in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Each family had a son around the same age, and these boys were pals. One day, the three friends got into mischief, as young boys with spirit, imagination, and time on their hands will sometimes do. Their experiment careened out of control, and the fire spread causing a great deal of damage to property. Thankfully, no people were injured. The police brought each boy home, explaining the extent of the damage.
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What’s The Best Thing to Do to Make More Money?

Linda: I am a romantic. I believe that people should marry for love, but I am also practical. If being married will assist in the process of being financially fit, I’m all for it. And if being extremely happily married will increase your wealth, well then, why not go for the gold, literally wealth? Why not go for the gold of the greatest possible marriage, with the material wealth as a delightful side effect. According to the Census Bureau, in 2010 the median net worth for a married couple between the ages of 55 and 64 was $261,405. That compares to $71,428 for a man heading a household, and $39,043 for a woman heading a household. Combining the net worth of these two individuals, their joint net worth would be $101, 471, less than half of the married couple.
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Don’t Make the Mistake of Undervaluing Mistakes

Only the dead don't make mistakes.




Linda: I came across a story that I just love. A very well known scientist who had achieved remarkable medical breakthroughs, was being interviewed by a journalist who asked him what he thought made him different from the other scientists all of whom were equally brilliant, well trained and experienced, yet who didn't have the same success as he. The reporter asked, "How was it that you were the one who consistently...
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

We (Linda and Charlie) are both inspired by the stories of people who have endured great hardship and have come through the darkness, stronger at the broken places. We refer to their ordeals as “psychological rags to riches stories.” Some such stories feature people who have descended into such a dark mind-set that death itself seems preferable to a life of living in a relentless and unending hell of mental anguish. Accounts of coming through a suicidal depression to create a healthy, wholesome life are especially inspiring. They say that sometimes it’s necessary to hit bottom before you can begin to recover from the descent down. Unfortunately hitting bottom doesn’t always lead to a bounce back. Sometimes it becomes a permanent bottom.
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The Art of Subtle Seduction Part 2

Then we enjoy.


Linda: Even though Jordan and Mary had a history of both being manipulative and self-centered in the past, which got them stuck in a power struggle, they got to work and began to re-instill trust. They practiced disengaging from any sexual agenda. Jordan began giving her a very high level of focused, caring attention.

He began to understand how important it was to look deeply into Mary’s experience. He realized that he didn’t really know her...
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Mastering the Art of Subtle Seduction

At first we may struggle.
Linda: There are common pitfalls that contribute to a diminishment of interest in sex in many long-term relationships. Such diminishment is neither natural nor inevitable. We are challenged to identify ways of responding to and neutralizing problematic situations that can, if unchecked, lead to sexual difficulties. One of the most prominent instances where longing for connection shows up in a vivid way is the sexual experience, because it's the place where we're...
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