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What is a Successful Marriage?

The practice of man includes the practice of monogamy. That is, having just one wife or husband at a time. There are societies where both men and women practice polygamy. There’s one in which it is common for a woman to have from six to a dozen husbands all at the same time. But as…

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Appreciation Comes First

The morale of people is a significant problem with all of us. Businessmen want their employees’ morale to be high; wives want the morale of their husbands and children to be high, and the husband feels the same way about his wife and children. All of us want to have high morale, to feel satisfied…

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Single Men & Women of America

I read the most astonishing thing the other day. This will come as a shock. According to this source, one-fourth of the men in the United States are not married. A full twenty-five percent of our stalwart men are single and available. (According to the 2017 census, this number is now 46.8%.) This should come…

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How’s Your Conversation?

The experts claim that one of the biggest problems of marriage… And one of the prime causes for the failure of a marriage – is the inability, or reluctance, on the part of husbands and wives to talk to each other. It seems that the longer two people live together, the more they tend to…

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Live to Be a Hundred

A good friend of mine, Gordon “Parky” Parkinson, from Kansas City, dropped into my office some time back and, as usual, we got into a very interesting discussion. We got to talking about age, the passing of time, and how it affects different people. Parky told me about a family with which he was familiar…

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What do wives want?

If someone offered you a million dollars if you could correctly come up with the answer to what wives want from their husbands – in the order of their importance – do you think you could win? Well, let’s see. Not too long ago the University of Michigan completed a study on what wives want…

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Childhood Revisited

Some time back, I revisited an area where I lived as a child. It’s the beautiful area in El Dorado country in Northern California; on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. Thomas Wolfe once wrote that, “You Can’t Go Home Again.” This was one time I could.…

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