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How to Talk to Your Kids about Drugs and Alcohol

drugs and alcohol

When I was growing up, Family Ties was one of my favorite TV shows. One episode in 1983 stood out to me. Teenage son Alex (played by Michael J. Fox) abuses diet pills (“Speed”) to increase his energy. The thing that stood out to me was that he became … Continue reading…

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5 Traits of a Lasting Marriage

traits of a lasting marriage

There’s that couple at the family reunion or special event that just celebrated their 50th anniversary or higher. They are beloved by those around them. Through all of the difficulties, they stayed together.  All kinds of things happen along the way that knock many off the path and out … Continue reading…

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How to Make Friends as an Adult

how to make friends

How to make friends as an adult? It all looks so simple on television. The couple with multiple children and the best friend neighbors who, of course, are the perfect match of compatibility. In real life, all the grand adventures and quirky hijinks are few and far between. It’s really … Continue reading…

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Dangerous Lies Teenage Boys Believe

lies teenage boys believe

On September 6, 1992, a moose hunter named Butch Killian came across an abandoned bus in the middle of the Alaskan wild. Inside the bus, he found the unfortunate remains of Christopher McCandless in a sleeping bag. He had starved to death. McCandless’ story was chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s book Into the … Continue reading…

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10 Things You Must Say to Your Wife

things you must say to your wife

One of the best summer jobs I ever had was renting out powerboats in Annapolis harbor. The scenery was gorgeous every day. One day, a couple took a boat out into the Chesapeake Bay with heavy waves and their boat engine broke down. They called in for help and … Continue reading…

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