Marriages are like Gardens

I came across a great analogy while I was sitting in church today.  After spending time in my own garden this week watering, weeding, pruning, and harvesting my vegetables; the following quote really hit home.  The full article can be found in the Ensign, but I would like to share the following section on the similarities between caring for a garden and caring for a marriage and family. This “law of the harvest” connects behavior and its consequences together in an unbreakable relationship that has direct impact on every aspect of our lives—and especially on our marriages. Like the flowers, fruits, and vegetables we grow in
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Uniting Couples

Here are a few ideas I like to share with couples that are seeking help in therapy: Being married, like many things in life, is at the same time both a tremendous blessing and a difficult challenge. Though we wish for sweet matrimony and perfect harmony, the truth is that we are joining together two individuals with their own perspectives, family backgrounds, and for lack of a better term baggage. Now as a couple there is an opportunity to create your own family paradigm. I recommend that many couples begin with a mission statement and identify what they want to
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What Is She Really Saying to You? Ladies, Be Careful With The Hidden Messages in Your Communication

This is a sample of some of the hidden messages we find in our communication when we don’t really mean what we say.  I pulled this off of a funny email that a friend sent me. I have to admit, that I’ve dished out a few of these myself. Ladies, be careful with what you are saying and how you say it.  Men, if the women in your life are communicating this way, we need to get you some help so the words that are said match the meaning intended.  In the meantime, hopefully this will help you translate. What Women really mean
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