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July 3, 2017

After Blackberrying

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It was the kind of beastly hot, dry day that mutes all colours – sky, ground, grasses. Everything slows down except sweat glands and the desire for water, which explains why the juiciest clusters of blackberries appeared so tantalizing and often...

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June 5, 2017

Marriage Counseling That Works: 9. It Takes Three

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After enough decades of marriage for us to know better, David and I hit a scratchy patch where we kept falling out over inconsequential issues. Oddly, we did not grasp the missing ingredient, so we spoke with an older couple, Don and Eve, for all of...

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May 22, 2017

Marriage Counseling That Works: 8. Empty Nesters

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Although no longer having a teenager at home who depended on us as parents made a sometimes startling difference in our lives, our apparently unexpected stability probably stemmed from several factors. Already my identity as a mother had been...

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May 8, 2017

Marriage Counseling That Works: 7. Six Pointers on Raising Teens

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As our children grew into teenagers, David and I tried to continue that healthy childhood contact, but we have since learned (from our adult children) that we both often missed the real teenage connection. I don’t know about your teens, but ours...

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