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Real Marriage

A new book came across my desk this week by Mark and Grace Driscoll entitled, Real Marriage – The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together.  Touted as the talk of Christian publishing circles months before its release, I had to take a look and provide my honest appraisal. One thing the Driscoll’s do well […]

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Crazy Good Sex

Crazy Good Sex

I’m an avid fan of Dr. Les Parrott and his wife.  I picked up a new book by Dr. Parrott this past week called Crazy Good Sex, Putting to Bed the Myths Men Have About Sex.  It was written for men, but has sections for the ‘curious women’ in their lives who won’t be able […]

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A Few Good Books

Several books have come across my desk in recent weeks that I’ve had a chance to take a peek at.  I love to read, but my face has been buried in textbooks more often than not with my return to school.  I thought I would pass along my thoughts on two books worth picking up […]

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From Anger To Intimacy

On a recent road trip, I had the chance to read a new book by Dr. Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham called From Anger to Intimacy: How Forgiveness Can Transform Your Marriage.  I am a big fan of Dr. Smalley and have read many of his books, but I especially like the perspective of Ted Cunningham, […]

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I Am Hopeful

I have a special prayer request.  I have to admit it is a selfish one. I am waiting for a publisher to pick up my first book project.   As my agent has expressed to me, “If you are in this for instant gratification, then the publishing business is not for you.”    I understand that waiting […]

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Chilly Winter Days

Cold, chilly winter days are settling in on Chicago. Sitting in front of a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book becomes my outlet for relaxation. I’ve been reading through several books recently – one for sheer enjoyment, one for personal growth, and the other for insight that will be […]

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Grace Deficiency

There is something I have been working on in myself – it is a desire to see people through God’s eyes rather than my own. I believe one of the ways to accomplish this is, through the extension of grace. I’m working hard at growing and filling my heart with this Christ characteristic.  I once […]

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The Emotionally Destructive Relationship

My latest read has been a book by Leslie Vernick called The Emotionally Destructive Relationship – Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It. It was released last year and was sitting on my bookshelf. I’m sorry I did not pick it up sooner. Leslie is a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice. I […]

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If God Disappears

I love the title of this new book that crossed my desk this week — If God Disappears, 9 Faith Wreckers & What To Do About Them by David Sanford. Perks your interest doesn’t it?  Well, it certainly did mine.   I could not put this book down.  I read it in a day and a […]

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Are You A Chocoholic?

Are You A Chocoholic?

I love chocolate. I enjoy it mixed with anything fruity.  Orange or raspberry filling, fruit syrup, and plain old strawberries and bananas = yum!  However, I am married to a certified chocoholic. He loves anything chocolate. While on vacation a few years ago, we found a small sign for our kitchen that says, ‘Chocolate Makes […]

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