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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: HOW TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK (Pt 2)

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, we’re continuing to look at “5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work” presented to us by USA TODAY sex columnist, Anthony D’Ambrosio. Preface: Last time (see How To Make Marriages Work), we started to analyze our contract-driven world and investigate the difference between contract and covenant. Contracts, negotiated agreements between two or more …

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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: 4 WAYS JESUS SUPPORTS WOMEN (PT 3)

Hello, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend!  Let’s get motivated by the meaning in our media. For those who might be new, we’ve been looking at Wonder Woman, one of 2017’s record-setting, top grossing movies, for a few weeks now.  We moved on from the polyamory, sexual identity, and polity, which we will see …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: 4 Fun Activities to Enjoy Fall!

Hello, HOPE-lovers and Happy Friday!  The temperature is dropping so let’s connect with family and have some fun! 1)  Go For A Hike But Sister, they are just niños trying to release their wiggles. ~ Ignacio (Nacho Libre) There is nothing better for children than the great outdoors.  The benefits for them, and us, are incredible.  For those of us …

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Thankful Thursday: How To Be Healthy

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Thankful Thursday! For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…~ Proverbs 23:7a Preface:  I recently watched a very thought-provoking interview with world renowned cognitive neuroscientist, Dr. Caroline Leaf.  She was discussing one of her books, “Think & Eat Yourself Smart”, and the topic of thankfulness came up. (Photo taken from Dr. Leaf’s Facebook …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: HOW TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, we continue our conversation on “5 Reason Why Marriages Don’t Work” brought to us by sex columnist Anthony D’Ambrosio’s from USA TODAY.  See Part 1 and Part 2 here. Preface: It’s September, which means it’s football season!!!  All of the hard work teams put in during the offseason will now be on …

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Motivational Monday: 4 Ways Jesus Supports Women (pt 2)

Hello, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday!  It’s been a while, so let’s not waste another moment as we get motivated by the meaning in our media. The past few weeks we’ve been looking at Wonder Woman, one of 2017’s top grossing movies.  Aside from the issues of polyamory, sexual identity, and polity, we are now undertaking what I believe to be …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: 4 Ways To Sacrifice OR Save Our Kids

Hello, Hipsters and Happy Friday to you all! Usually, I have elements of fun with the family in these posts, however, I feel an overwhelming compulsion to take us down a serious path today. There will be plenty here regarding the family, but this post will be more funereal than fun. Preface: My children are addicted to screens.  Any parents …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: 4 Ways To Enjoy Your Life

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Thankful Thursday! Preface: This week, a family in my church held a memorial for a loved one who passed way before her time. We hear of these stories all the time and the steady sadness wrings us dry, making us brittle and cracked. Been there?  Are you there?  How has life been treating you lately?  …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: 5 WAYS TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, we continue sifting through sex columnist Anthony D’Ambrosio’s “5 Reason Why Marriages Don’t Work” from USA TODAY. Photo courtesy of USA Today. If you haven’t heard the interview, click here.  Here’s the summary: Preface: 1) Physical intimacy is crucial to the vitality of a relationship, but sex is becoming nearly non-existent in …