Plan a Great Date

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We’ve been counseled to strengthen our families and marriages, and one of the best (and, I would say, necessary) ways to do that is to have a weekly date.  It doesn’t have to always be on the same night, but it’s helpful to pencil in one night each week on your calendars ahead of time; [Read More...]

Covenants and Contracts

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What is the difference between a marriage covenant and a marriage contract? And why is the distinction important? A covenant is, indeed, an oath and an agreement, but its purpose is not the satisfaction of ‘needs’ or the self-interested exchange of goods. It is a commitment to completely dedicate ourselves to serve the Other. …The [Read More...]

When Eternal Marriage Isn’t

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When someone dies, their family is flooded with meals and flowers. But when a couple divorces, people can turn away out of discomfort because they don’t know what to say. If you’ve gone through a divorce, what did others do to help–or hinder–your healing? How can all of us better mourn with those who mourn [Read More...]

The Custodian of My Emotional Suitcase

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From Lisa Rumsey Harris, who teaches honors writing part-time at BYU, comes this personal essay about the redeeming power of her husband’s love. My husband formally asked my father for permission to marry me while they were sitting in the cab of 1979 Brown Ford Explorer. Basically, in that truck, my father took out all of [Read More...]

Romance Is in the Air

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yourLDSneighborhood News for Friday, 7 October, 2011   The Wilting Rose of Office Romance by Cindy (C.L.) Beck   What are the rules for office romance? Are there any rules? Do we get involved when this happens at the workplace? Do we stay clear? Read Cindy’s take on this subject, and then let us know [Read More...]

Sticking It Out

Welcome to the Neighborhood News http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/ Sometimes something (anything) will bring up to mind a well of memories and emotions. It could be a smell, a sight or sound. What makes you smile or tear up?

Personal Touch

Welcome to the Neighborhood News In our Personal Touch with Rebecca Cressman segment, she interviews Sheralyn Pratt. Sheralyn Pratt graduated from the University of Utah in Communications. She’s best known for creating the private investigator book series featuring the young, fearless, and slightly impulsive California character, Rhea Jensen.

Sweet Musings

In today’s Neighborhood News, Lu Ann Staheli brings to us her insights on “A Good Husband“: “Love begets love, and unless we remain aware of the ways we treat each other, we may find ourselves moving apart instead of staying together. This can also be true within families and friendships, not just with romantic relationships [Read More...]

Personal Touch

In today’s Personal Touch interview, Rebecca Cressman interviews Doug Nielsen. Doug has been speaking to audiences about taking ownership of their lives and relationships for 17 years. He’s the author of Take Life By The Helm! Proven Strategies for Gaining Control and says it was a chance meeting with author Victor Frankl that changed his [Read More...]