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Building My Marriage One IKEA Bookcase at a Time

Maybe this sounds weird, but I find assembling IKEA furniture to be a profound marriage-building activity. Actually, I know it sounds weird. I know couples who bond on marriage retreats, or through deep-and-meaningful conversations, or share hiking, or photography, or puppy/pony/ferret-taming. To each their own, n’est ce pas? For us, two things stand out as significantly maritally-enriching activities: …

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Three Words To Sum It All Up: Lessons from a 3000 Mile Roadtrip

We took a 3,000 mile road-trip this summer. We packed camping gear and snacks and clothes and kids into the back of our minivan, and headed towards Yellowstone: the oldest and most prestigious of America’s National Parks. We saw dinosaur bones, and glaciers, and sharp jagged teeth of mountains jutting into the air. We saw …

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