Shake It Off

September 7, 2016 in Personal Growth by improve-your-life

This is a parable that I heard years ago.  I have used it often with my work with individuals who are facing struggles that appear to be insurmountable.  I’ll paraphrase it here.  “One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into an old well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.  Finally, he decided the donkey was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come Full Article [...]

How to Make an Effective Hospital/Homebound Visit

July 26, 2016 in Christian Living, Education, Family, Personal Growth, Religion by Terry Miller

Will you be or not be a blessing when you make a hospital or homebound visit? A 1 1/2 interactive seminar has been developed that can provide you with the tools that will make your visit a much more effective one. Watch for an outline of objectives in the near future!

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Marriage Tips 4Life, The Horse Trainer

December 30, 2015 in Christian Living, Marriage, Relationships by Lon

In comparison, a horse trainer is a picture of financial brokenness in that the wild stallion is wanting its independence but instead has to give in to being tamed and ridden for the first time. It did not want to submit, and it did not want to do what it was told to do. Kind of like when a marriage starts to go off track. Remember those old westerns on TV and you identify with the wild roaming mustangs (horses) that had to be captured and tamed for the cowboys to be able to do their work, then you Full Article [...]
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Marriage Tips 4Life Pair Of Dice

December 13, 2015 in Christian Living, Marriage, Relationships by Lon

In a good and healthy marriage you rise and shine each and every beautiful day with the one you love... at this time you can say your life is truly like being in paradise. But then again, sometimes those day to day marriage routines get tossed around and things happen and it becomes more like throwing a pair of dice. It’s a crap shoot…a life dice terminology…you don’t know what you’re going to get. “When a match has equal partners then I fear not.” AeschylusI Full Article [...]
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Marriage Is Like Getting New Carpet

November 15, 2015 in Christian Living, Marriage, Relationships by Lon

Marriage and married life comes in multi rolls (roles) like those big ones you see in a carpet store. Stacks and stacks of various materials, fibers, and textures – just like looking through reams and reams of carpet.  And the best part is that you get to choose what makes you feel good just like in a successful marriage. “ Marriage is an institution, but who wants to live in an institution?”  Unknown SourceYou want everything in your life to look good and make you feel good...right? So, Full Article [...]
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Marriage Tips 4Life, Living The Dream

October 24, 2015 in Christian Living, Marriage, Relationships by Lon

Everyone has the right to dream...after all...to have a successful marriage, the larger your dreams, the bigger your life. And living is what we are all about here at Marriage Tips 4Life. When you first going through those formalization's of marriage, there was sooo much to consider even though you both had different dream states throughout the process. We’re not necessarily talking about the details of just choosing china patterns or bridesmaids dresses and such...no my friend...it was much more Full Article [...]
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Marriage Tips 4Life, The Minds-Eye of Marriage

October 5, 2015 in Christian Living, Marriage, Relationships by Lon

Have you noticed how time seems to be really flying these days...35 plus year years ago, I (like you) started a journey to a new and wonderful adventure. Kind of like planning a vacation, scheduling and arranging things in my life to be at a certain place at a certain time with a certain person.Getting married...tying the knot...jumping the broom...putting on the ball and chain. (I'm sure there are plenty more and maybe some better descriptions of wedded bliss that would be appropriate here). And Full Article [...]
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Marriage tips 4Life, Doing The Dance!

September 27, 2015 in Christian Living, Marriage, Relationships by Lon

So you think you can dance! Having a successful marriage is very much like dancing and the theme of the ball is to glide across the ballroom floor of life in step – together. Thanks in part to shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, the art of dancing has moved front and very much to the center in our culture in a positive way. So, if you like to dance…well you should… it’s good for your health and your marriage. Yep. Dancing has always been a healthy medium Full Article [...]
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Marriage Tips 4Life, The Day The Magic Arrived

September 27, 2015 in Christian Living, Marriage, Relationships by Lon

In the world of a successful marriage, our marriage tip comes from the writing style of  Henry Louis Mencken when he stated: “Husbands never become good, they merely become proficient.”And just like that…poof...up in a puff of smoke. Sawed in half. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Talk about being put in your place! There are literally undoubtedly a million ways to describe what happens in a magic show. Some you may be familiar with, but of course there are many you may never Full Article [...]
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Marriage Tips 4Life, #101 Waking In A Different Marriage

September 17, 2015 in Christian Living, Marriage, Relationships by Lon

Ever feel that when you wake every morning that it seems you are in a different marriage or do you just wake up every morning re-arranging the one you are in. “One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued”   Benjamin Franklin Just to make it sorta legal and keep me on track, you may have noticed or even read a quote about a marriage or married life like the one above. I put it there in that particular place to remind me of this writing. Remember Full Article [...]