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March 13, 2017

Marriage Counseling That Works: 4. Living the Vision

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For the first year, we were both overjoyed and overwhelmed. There are enormous differences between communal living and ordinary private life. Most notable: nothing was ours any more (excluding spouse, child, and conscience). Home, garden, job...

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February 27, 2017

Marriage Counseling that Works: 3. Call and Response

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We bumped into groups of young people absorbedly busy, but not too busy to talk with us. Large buildings, colorful rooms, all spotlessly clean. Outside the persistent, driving rain. The home front impressions remain equally vivid. The Keiderling...

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February 13, 2017

Marriage Counseling That Works: 2. Heading Home

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Unsurprisingly the location of our first home negatively affected our marriage. Why? We had not considered the lonely challenge of knowing no one, nor had we recognized our naïve ineptness at penetrating a decidedly settled, non-charismatic church...

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January 30, 2017

Marriage Counseling That Works: 1. Rocky Beginnings

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To say the first year of marriage was rocky is an understatement. Even though we now lived together, we remained cramped, unable to meet the very real other. At twenty-two and twenty-four, we were both shockingly immature. For some inane reason we...

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