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When Your Teen Lies … Like a Rug

(Written by Mark Gregston, first published June 6, 2017at Heartline: Parenting Today's Teens ) Have you noticed that you never have to teach a toddler how to lie? A baby could have chocolate smeared all over her face and crumbs all over her clothes, but when you ask, “ Did you eat that cookie? ” your precious two-year-old will put on a bold-face and tell you, “ No, I didn’t! ” But it’s not just babies. All of us can recall times when... Read More
Posted by Freddie Albaugh at Friday, June 23, 2017 | 0 comments
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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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