August 9, 2017

On a great many occasions I have written about the effects of Real Love in our early lives—depending on whether we had a sufficient supply, or we did not. The simple absence of sufficient Real Love is unbearably painful to a child, and causes wounds that affect perception, thinking, feelings, and behavior for a lifetime.

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August 9, 2017

When Stacy and Hank were married, their hopes were electrifying and contagious. They were bright, educated, and physically attractive. No one at the wedding had the slightest doubt whether these two would have a rich and fulfilling marriage. In the beginning, it seemed as though the forecasts would be true, but as is always the case

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August 7, 2017

During one early afternoon I noticed that I just wasn’t feeling good. I sensed my growing fatigue and irritability, but I couldn’t pinpoint a cause. After a moment or two, I gave up the analysis and simply went on with my day, doing my best to execute tasks and love the people I encountered. The next

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August 5, 2017

Very deep in the bowels of a few caves in the world live tiny worms, which never see even the slightest ray of light from the sun. Clinging to the cave ceilings, they manufacture slender strands of silk, punctuated by globules of mucous. Pulled by gravity, these “strings of pearls” hang straight down from the

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August 2, 2017

In April 2013 an article was published in the Bridgewater, NJ Courier News, which described a controversy over the local eighth graders’ annual dinner dance. Sharon Moffatt, principal of the middle school, banned the wearing of strapless dresses. She said that such dresses “distract boys” and are “inappropriate” for young girls. “Quite often strapless dresses

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