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Insights on Being an In-law

17. March 2011

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By Daryl Hoole, Meridian Magazine, March 14, 2011 . An American family on special assignment lived in a small village in Chile, high in the mountains. A native woman brought them fruit and vegetables and fresh eggs each week. They didn’t speak her language, but they were able to communicate enough to understand each other [...]

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The Magic of a Smile

10. March 2011

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by Joy Saunders Lundberg When I was about twelve years old my Aunt Fern took me aside and gave me a tip about life that I have never forgotten. Usually aunts don’t take you aside and tell you to do something you’re already doing.  I must have been going around with a grumpy countenance to provoke [...]

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Marriage Repair: Two Amazing Techniques

15. January 2011

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From a family therapist, two amazingly effective techniques for getting past long-standing disputes.    By Evan Imber-Black, Ph.D., Good Housekeeping Mag. January 2011 . When Carrie and Jim first consulted me about the chronic unhappiness in their marriage, I saw something familiar from my 35 years as a family therapist — a couple whose relationship careened [...]

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Sexual abstinence until marriage leads to stability and trust

8. January 2011

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By Marianne Holman Church News, Jan. 8, 2011 For many individuals outside of the Church, sexual involvement in the early stages of dating is seen as an important part of testing relationship compatibility and becomes a key factor in determining if a relationship can progress.  A new BYU study, published in the American Psychological Association’s Journal of [...]

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Attention: Those Serving Special Needs LDS Members

13. December 2010

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Joy Lundberg and Janice Kapp Perry have written a new musical program, “How I Know Jesus Loves Me”, for Special Needs Mutual members to perform. It was written at the request of Nancy Tullis, who serves the special needs mutual in her Salt Lake region.  It is available FREE to anyone.  If you would like [...]

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Counseling Your Soon-to-Be-a-Parent Child

26. October 2010

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By Gary and Joy Lundberg In some states when you buy a new car and for some reason you are not satisfied you can return it within a 72 hour period. Unlike your car, your baby comes with a binding unwritten agreement:  “Non returnable. The deal  is final.”  There’s no sending them back. And they don’t [...]

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Counseling Your Soon-to-be-wed Child

25. September 2010

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Counseling Your Soon-to-be-wed Child

By Gary and Joy Lundberg . . . . . Wedding announcements have been arriving in our mailbox at a steady clip for the past several weeks.  As we look at these beautiful young couples our hearts fill with hope that theirs will be a joyful and lasting marriage. We wonder, what are their parents telling [...]

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Reach the Children needs you

14. August 2010

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If you have ever wanted to experience first hand the difference one person can make in the life of an African woman or child, we have a wonderful opportunity to tell you about. Reach the Children, a non-profit organization that has been making a difference in Africa for the past fourteen years, is preparing for [...]

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Seeking a Wise and Understanding Heart

29. June 2010

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by Gary Lundberg  . . . . “Oh, dear Lord, give me wisdom in deciding what to do.” How often have each of us silently prayed these words or ones similar to this? Most of us want to do what is best and know in our hearts that we need help beyond our [...]

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10 Ideas for Old-Fashioned Summer Fun

29. June 2010

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10 Ideas for Old-Fashioned Summer Fun

By Debra Sansing Woods . . . As a young child, I loved the primary song, “Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime?” As I sang each verse to the energetic but relaxed tempo of the music, the lyrics fired my imagination with the possibilities for summer fun. Inspired by the words, I was sure [...]

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