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A Mother's Love

There are times when only a mother's love Can understand our tears, Can soothe our disappoints And calm all of our fears. There are times when only a mother's love Can share the joy we feel When something we've dreamed about Quite suddenly is real. There are times when only a mother's faith Can help us on life's way And inspire in us the confidence We need from day to day. For a mother's heart and a mother's faith And a mother's steadfast love... Read More
Posted by Freddie Albaugh at Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 0 comments
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The Gift of Sex

You knew I would write about it eventually - the horizontal hula, da nasty, the bump ‘n grind, the “BIG IT.” That’s right. Today I’m talking about SEX. Sex is a powerful, yet often misunderstood, component in marriage. So I hope to add a little more clarity to sex - a gift from God given to marriage. Disclaimer: It would be hurtful and irresponsible if I did not acknowledge the various factors that can affect our sex life. Past abuse, infidelity, change... Read More
Posted by Freddie Albaugh at Friday, April 28, 2017 | 0 comments
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Leaving Blame Behind

Nana nana boo boo. Stick your head in doo doo. I’m rubber and you’re glue whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you. I know you are, but what am I. Do any of the sayings above bring back memories? Childhood attempts at managing the complexities of relationships where we distracted people from our mistakes or shortcomings. Perhaps we think we have left the silly or simple for more sophisticated relationships strategies. But I believe there is... Read More
Posted by Freddie Albaugh at Friday, April 14, 2017 | 0 comments
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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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