• Is Your Marriage Message Mixed-Up?

    After this post, I will be on a summer blog break for a few weeks. I wish you a summer of rest, renewal, and joy with the people with you love. Blessings! Did you start off your...

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  • Yes, You Can Have It All!

    In late June, the cover of The Atlantic featured a woman in a business suit, with a baby popping out of her briefcase. The title? “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” The article went viral. The...

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  • Over Coffee, Life And Love

    I recently met with a dear friend of mine for coffee. “How are you doing?” I greeted her, expecting the usual “Great! So tell me what’s going on with you!” Instead, I was greeted with: “Not good.”...

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  • I Do, Therefore I Am. Aren’t I?

    After I finished my psychiatry residency, I was working at Mount Sinai Medical center in NYC. I was friends with another doctor who was a few years ahead of me. She was pregnant with baby number two....

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  • Are You A Recovering Multi-Tasker?

    We live in a relentlessly fast paced world. And I can get relentlessly caught up in it as well. Doing several things at once has become the new normal. There is even a new normal answer to...

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  • Today, Find The Beauty Before You

    I was recently at the YMCA, talking to some of my special senior friends there. These women are so full of wisdom, wit, and energy! When I grow up some more, I want to be just like...

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  • How You Can Unpack The Power Of Appreciation In Your Marriage

    I’ve caught myself doing this more than once. In the everyday course of living out my married life, there are times when I’ll find a quirk or problem that gets under my skin. (I’m sure this never...

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  • Scripture That Helps Guide Our Family’s Life

    This is a follow-up to Monday’s post about “cutting back on crazy.” Is there something that can help us cut back on crazy in our often-hectic family lives? I once heard Tim Keller preach a sermon on...

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  • How To Improve The Outcome Of Your Marriage

    Did you know that the worlds of aviation, engineering, and healthcare can teach us about our marriages? They can teach us how to improve our marriage outcomes. How? These three fields can bring huge benefits to people’s lives,...

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  • Yesterday, I Cut Back On Crazy (And Did The Things That Matter Most)

    Every so often, and maybe a whole lot,  as a mom I have to stop and ask myself: “Who is driving this thing?”   Because I get caught up. I get caught up in crazy. If you’re...

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  • My College Days, With And Without God

    I just came back from my wonderful college reunion. I had such a special time reconnecting with beloved friends. There was non-stop laughter, and we all had the sense that not much time had elapsed (although lots of time...

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  • The Joys And Tears Of The Military Family

    What comes to your mind when you think about a military marriage or family? Yes, we’ve all read about the stress that goes along with deployments and families living apart. But it’s another thing to hear it...

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  • My Top Take-Home Tips From Dr. Gary Chapman (The 5 Love Languages)

    The chances are good that you’ve either read or heard of the book, “The 5 Love Languages.” It’s a New York Times #1 bestseller, and has remained on marriage bestseller lists for the past 16 years –...

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  • My Top Take-Home Tips From The “Marriage America” Conference

    What if you could pick the brains of the top thinkers, writers, and speakers on Christian marriage, and share their best ideas on your blog? For the next several posts, that’s exactly what I will do! I...

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  • Me, My iPhone, and God

    I recently got an iPhone. Truthfully, I went back on forth about it in my mind countless times before I finally signed on the dotted line. As much as I appreciate all it can do, I still...

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  • How I Learned To Speak My Husband’s Hidden Language

    Do you ever wish your husband would just talk more? That he would tell you what he was feeling? That you knew more about what was really going on in his mind? Here is a key idea...

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