The Art of Communication

Before Michael and I got married, one of our premarital discussions revolved around how to create our own family culture. Together, we brainstormed different “traditions” we’d like to incorporate into our marriage. One of these was a regular family meeting, a practice which we hoped would keep our lines of communication open and free. It would be a…

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Learning to Leave and Cleave While Honoring My Parents

I never really thought about my relationship with my parents. It’s one of those things where you assume it’s just the way it’s supposed to be, and it’s the same for everyone else. I never thought there were any flaws in it because I never knew any different. Things were fine, since I never had any major…

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