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Putting the FUN in Dysfunction

I hear it all the time. “My family is so dysfunctional!” Passive aggressive parents, always irritable in-laws, depressed relatives and out-of-control children are some of the family often described following this statement. Dr. Elvira G. Aletta raises a very good point in her article, What Makes a Family Functional vs. Dysfunctional ?  She suggests people use the word ‘dysfunctional,’ as if  “there is an opposite, functional, family... Read More
Posted by Freddie Albaugh at Friday, January 20, 2017 | 0 comments
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The Do's & Don'ts of Date Night

It’s that time of year when many people are making resolutions and setting goals with the hope these new or renewed commitments can enhance or add value to their lives. I want to challenge every married person in Memphis to commit to enhance and transform their relationship. I challenge you to have a date night with your spouse at least once a month in 2017. You may be thinking, “We already go to dinner from time to time.” However, “occasionally going... Read More
Posted by Freddie Albaugh at Friday, January 6, 2017 | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Let Your Christmas Traditions Die

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go! How does that make you feel?! Excited? Anxious? Sad? A little sick to your stomach? Maybe all four emotions hit you like waves crashing onto the shore, one right after the other? The holidays are overwhelming. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if we will ever escape this reality? However, there is something we can focus on that will help us look forward to this time of year… every year.  What am I... Read More
Posted by Freddie Albaugh at Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 0 comments
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Re-defining Gratitude: It's Not What You Think It Is

Halloween is over and Christmas shopping season has officially begun. Our society used to pause with family and friends to give thanks for all we have before armoring up for Black Friday’s shopping battle. However, somewhere along the way it became normal that gratitude was highly over-rated. Now, our society quickly moves from gorging ourselves on bite-sized chocolate bars to over indulging others with gifts … hoping we will be showered with gifts in return. Thanksgiving is... Read More
Posted by Freddie Albaugh at Friday, November 11, 2016 | 0 comments
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