Tag Archives: Marriage

The Reasons We Love

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Malcom in the Middle, a sitcom about a comically dysfunctional family, was a smash hit on Fox for seven seasons (2000-2006).  Lois, the overbearing mother (played by Jane Kaczmarek) is married to Hal, the emotionally immature but heart’s-in-the-right-place dad (played by Bryan Cranston, whom few people suspected at the time was on his way to becoming a critically acclaimed star).  They… Read more »

Saying No, Saying Yes

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Throughout July we’re taking an in-depth look at Proverbs, the Bible’s one-of-a-kind book about our never-ending need for wisdom. Odysseus, the hero of Homer’s epic poem Odyssey, had to fight his way past innumerable obstacles to return home after the battle of Troy. One of the most daunting was the Island of the Sirens.  Its resident half-bird, half-female creatures were… Read more »

Broken Dishes

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When Tim Keller and his wife Kathy launched a new church in Manhattan a few decades ago, they knew it would be a draining endeavor. Keller, who struggles with work addiction, had discerned that his life would be seriously out of balance for at least the first three years.  That meant he would be working at a pace that he… Read more »