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FAMILY FUN FRIDAY: 4 Additional Fall Activities!

Hello, HOPE-lovers and Happy Family-Fun Friday! Unfortunately, we in Phoenix have been flirting between Fall and 100° for the past week.  “But it’s already October!?” you may say.  I know.  Believe me, our minds (and sinuses) go a little nuts during this indecisive limbo.  It happens every year. But the Christmas decor is already out at Costco, so cooler weather …

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HUMPDAY HUMOR: Carvana Comedy

Hello, HOPE-lovers, and welcome to “Humpday Humor! I recently saw this commercial and knew I had to share it with you! This is why I love the arts.  This ad is a hilarious, 60-second-rapid-fire satire about our modern culture that H4H often addresses in a more serious, extensive manner.   Enjoy! Here are some of the lines that caught my …

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FAMILY FUN FRIDAY: Another 4 Fun Activities to Enjoy Fall!

Hello, HOPE-lovers and Happy Family-Fun Friday! When you live in Phoenix, Andy Williams’ classic, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, is not just a Christmas tune!  Anything under 100° makes us Phoenicians full of wonder. As we continue to celebrate the Earth’s rotation, let’s re-open the windows, sing some Andy Williams, and go have some family fun! Last …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: HOW TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK (pt 3)

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! For a while now, we’ve been looking at USA TODAY sex columnist, Anthony D’Ambrosio’s “5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work” to find out not only what destroys our marriages but what also develops them. Today we get to the meat of the matter, so I hope you’re “hungry.” Preface: Lately, we’ve been analyzing …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: 4 (MORE) Fun Activities to Enjoy Fall!

Hello, HOPE-lovers and Happy Friday!  Today is officially Fall, and in Phoenix that’s like a holiday!  Highs in the 80’s bring us desert-dwellers out of our “bunkers” like bears returning from hibernation. So in honor of the Earth’s rotation, let’s rotate those wardrobes, get with the family and have some fun! Last time we decided to go for a hike, …

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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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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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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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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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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 …