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Family Life

Discovering My ADD

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“Earth to Vanessa!” my second-grade reading teacher said in a loud, mocking tone. I think she had said it once already after asking me a …

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Dependent On Porn

Dear Nancy: My husband and I enjoyed sex until he reached his fortieth birthday. Then he said he felt “old and not able to perform as …

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Speak Once, Then Act

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Someone once suggested that the best guide to discipline is just four words long: “Speak once . . . then act.” My cousin Morris Venden …

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Raising Girls

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Nearly everyone agrees with Maurice Chevalier as he begins to sing, “Thank heaven for little girls…” But it’s the next few lines of the song …

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Raising Boys

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Dear Nancy: I am a single mother with four children, all boys, ages 14, 12, eight, and six. I need counsel on how to raise them …

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Love Your Neighbor

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Many years ago, I lived in a small Eskimo village called Gambell, Alaska. Gambell is on an island in the middle of the Bering Sea, …

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Pruned by the Father

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I should know better than to question my father. His perspective always seems to be a lot better than my own. My father has a …

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My Music Journey

I write music; always have. Since I was four years old and teaching my sisters the lyrics to my first hit, “sister came and popped …

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From Eros to Agape

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The heart flutters. A dizzy spell discombobulates. Cold sweat begins to cause a sense of uneasiness. Does this sound like the beginning of a heart …

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Challenging Children

Eight-year-old Jessica was a challenging child. A bossy, fussy girl with only a few friends, she frustrated and alienated even those who loved her the …

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