Category Archives: Spousal Relationship

Seeing our spouse through different lenses

Birthday Boy


When you have a blended family with a mom and dad, 6 children, and 3 grandchildren, birthdays are going to come on a regular basis.  This weekend was no exception with Keaton, Victoria’s son, turning 3.  Debi, my oldest daughter, … Continue reading

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Listening for Connection


It was a lazy day for me as my first appointment was at 10.  I was lying in bed beginning to open my eyes around 7.  Nadine had been up for a couple of hours and was putting the finishing … Continue reading

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Rewinding the Film


Over the weekend Nadine and I decided we wanted to go to the movies.  As we looked at the choices, we decided on The Big Short and wanted to go to the new movie theaters that had lounge chairs to check … Continue reading

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Living In The Now


I got a call from my son yesterday who asked me if I wanted to come watch Brayden, my grandson, practice lacrosse.  First of all it was a surprise that he was playing lacrosse.  Secondly, I have watched Carter for … Continue reading

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Four Years and Counting


I can’t believe that four years ago yesterday, I was standing at the altar and saying I do to my bride as we began our journey for the rest of our lives.  Nadine and I decided to celebrate our fourth … Continue reading

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Reminissing About the Past


My son Carter graduated from high school this past May and is now a full-fledged college student and working as a buser and dish washer on the side.  When he was about to graduate he was talking to his grandmother … Continue reading

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Lost And Found


This morning I went to a Memorial service for one of my close friend’s wife who had battled cancer for over 5 years.  Fortunately his daughter had contacted my daughter, Debi, in Chicago to tell her about the service today. … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You


“Getting to know you,” was a show tune from the 1951 Rogers and Hammerstein musical The King and I.  The first few lines go like this, Getting to know you; Getting to know all about you.  Getting to like you, getting to … Continue reading

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Process of forgiveness: Part I–Everyone Sins


We live in a society where taking responsibility for mistakes is becoming obsolete.  How many people go to the courts and admit wrong.  Ninety-five Percent of people showing up before a judge will plead not guilty to what they have … Continue reading

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Dual Worship


I was reading in II Kings 17 this morning and something caught my eye.  Let me set the stage of what was happening.  The king of Assyria had defeated the Israelite nation and had taken many of them captive back … Continue reading

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