Filling the Bucket of Self Esteem

Self esteem. A modern essential. Self esteem was a term invented by Sigmund Freud. The concept has taken wing since then, enhancing other modern philosophies.

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The Two Shall Become One Flesh

There may be no better commentary on marital unity than the following excerpt from the Exhortation Before Marriage, which was once commonly used at the

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Happiness Happens

March 2, 2011 As usual, I volunteered for the easier task of waking up our son and his older sister. My wife was left with

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Life in the Fasting Lane

Car rides are hard with ten children. There is almost always a mess. There is almost always a disagreement about seating arrangements, and fights in

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Letter to Parents About Baptism

Dear Parents Who Haven’t Baptized Their Children, I’ve been speaking to your parent/grandparent/relative/friend over the past few weeks in the lead up to, and at,

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Prudential Leadership

Sally is a blue chip recruit from one of the best business schools in the U.S.  She has been married for two years and recently

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Making Life an Uphill Battle

As I get closer to my fifth decade of life (yikes!), I recognize the value of observing the impact of behaviors and choices people make

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A Mother\’s Legacy

Many years ago I received a book from my in-laws as a present for Mother’s day. It was a diary of sorts for me to

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Maybe It Does Take a Village.

I’ve been paging through Hillary Clinton’s It Takes a Village, and, to my surprise, agreeing with much of it. I’ve heard so many of my

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Prelude to Love

I have one teen-aged daughter who would love to be a cynic, but is wise enough to know she shouldn\’t be. Occasionally though, she has

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