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  • Can’t Connect with your Teen?

    Can’t Connect with your Teen?

    Having a tough time connecting with your teen? Here are some helpful connecting tips for parents

    on Jul 24, 2012 • with No Comments

  • Happy 50th Anniversary — to My Parents

    Happy 50th Anniversary — to My Parents

    Congratulations to my dad and mom, Ed and Margaret Mason, for 50 years of marriage! That’s quite a wonderful accomplishment! On my parents’ 29th anniversary (July 19, 1991) Kevin and I were married, so today (July 19, 2012) marks the 50th anniversary of my parents&#

    on Jul 19, 2012 • with No Comments

  • Celebrating 21 Years with My Sweetheart

    Celebrating 21 Years with My Sweetheart

    In honor of 21 years of marriage to my sweetheart, Kevin Brotherson, I’ve gathered some of our couple/anniversary photos throughout the years (2012 – 1991) to share with you. You’ll also find a link to some fun marriage tradition ideas below to help you celebrate your

    on Jul 19, 2012 • with No Comments

  • Wedding Anniversary Traditions

    Wedding Anniversary Traditions

        With so many weddings and anniversaries happening during the summer months, it’s a good idea to have a few traditions to help you honor and celebrate your marriage and wedding anniversary. What wedding/marriage traditions do you have? We’d love to add to our list, but

    on Jul 16, 2012 • with No Comments

  • Tingles for Someone Who’s Not Your Spouse

    Tingles for Someone Who’s Not Your Spouse

    We wanted to share the following “Monthly Marriage Tips” from our friends at The National Healthy Marriage Institute! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Healthy Marriage Tip — Attraction to Someone Who is Not Your Spouse The National Healthy Marriage Institute The last two monthly marriage tips have been on

    on Jul 10, 2012 • with No Comments

  • Modesty, Accountability and Respect

    Modesty, Accountability and Respect

    After posting this image on my Strengthening Marriage, Inc. Facebook page a reader posted an edited version (see below) of the original graphic. What ensued was an interesting conversation about modesty that I thought may be of value to share here on my blog as well

    on Jul 9, 2012 • with 2 Comments

  • Win Tickets to the Movie Premiere — Charly

    Win Tickets to the Movie Premiere — Charly

    Win two tickets to the Red Carpet movie Premiere of Charly by sharing your love story here! Marriage and relationships are never easy. There are challenges, especially when the people involved are complete opposites. In the movie Charly the main characters are not only opposites

    on Jul 9, 2012 • with No Comments

  • Involuntary Celibacy

    Involuntary Celibacy

    Reflections from a Sexual Desert The following writings were sent to me by a man who has spent many years in a sexual desert in his marriage. He has agreed to let me share some of the heart piercing and profound reverie he has had

    on Jun 21, 2012 • with 137 Comments

  • Parents are Chicken! — Finding the Courage to Talk to Your Kids about Sex

    Parents are Chicken! — Finding the Courage to Talk to Your Kids about Sex

    Parents will do almost anything for the welfare of their children. But talking with their kids openly and confidently about sex and intimacy doesn’t seem to be one of those things. When I ask audiences how many of them had parents who taught them more

    on Jun 14, 2012 • with 3 Comments

  • Keeping the Passion Alive

    Keeping the Passion Alive

    Ryan found himself drawn to the adrenaline-like energy of an old friend, because that passion and aliveness was missing within his own soul. If he is not careful he will mistake the attraction to her for something other than a yearning to come alive within

    on Jun 6, 2012 • with 4 Comments

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