Category Archives: Spiritual Formation

Training – When Religion Gets Sick: A Guide for Therapists

Here’s the info for an upcoming workshop I’ll be presenting.  (Please see the end of this post for a 1 hour, abbreviated version I’ll be offering for NAMI on September 17.) When Religion Gets Sick: A Guide for Therapists 3 … Continue reading

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Secret #4: It Doesn’t Matter If He Doesn’t Dance

The principle seems to make sense: find someone with whom you share interests or hobbies and you’ll be happy together. It’s also one of the tritest pieces of relationship and dating advice out there. Reva Seth, First Comes Marriage In … Continue reading

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Secret #3: Commitment Is the Opposite of Constraint

Unless you’ve just returned from a decade-long trip to Mars, our societal lack of commitment to relationships and marriage shouldn’t be all that surprising to you. Reva Seth, First Comes Marriage I’ve been reflecting on Reva Seth’s book, First Comes … Continue reading

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Secret #2: The Musts are All that Matter

 In essence , my message is to be the person you’re looking for. Reva Seth, First Comes Marriage Given the billions of conversations we’ve forgotten, isn’t it fascinating to consider the ones we remember? This little nugget has been lodged … Continue reading

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Secret #1: Your Spouse Doesn’t Have to Be Your Best Friend

According to Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men, “If you hold to an ideal that may never be met, you lose the opportunity to appreciate the good qualities of what’s already in front of you.” … Continue reading

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The Seven Secrets of Arranged Marriages We Can All Learn From

I’ve been blogging on From First Comes Marriage: Modern Relationship Advice from the Wisdom of Arranged Marriages by Reva Seth. If you’ve been reading my previous posts, then you know that I’m intrigued by this book. I find myself coming … Continue reading

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Moving from Waco to Austin, via Hollywood

(don’t worry…. I’m not moving… it’s one of them metaphor things….) Tina: “I’ll be honest: I’ve wanted a family since, like, oh, forever!” she admits. Tina is from a large, close family and she wants at least three kids. “Obviously, … Continue reading

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