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Two Great Reads

I loved these. I think you might, too.

Grace Full Mama blogger Joy wrote a post about her missionary pilot husband recently that just warmed my heart. He actually said he would rather his wife assume love than bake fresh bread for his sandwiches or clean the house! [Thanks to Lori, The Generous Wife for linking to both of us in the same blog post, because I had never seen Joy's blog.

Also, Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger (and a bunch of other books, but this is her best, in my opinion), wrote a blog post recently on why demanding an apology might not help your marriage or your mood. Her explanation might come in handy if you ever need to Assume Love after your spouse's misdeed.

Comments on either of them?


Thanks Patty, that was a very interesting article by Harriet Lerner. I've seen this phenomenon; and can even identify with it somewhat myself. It is truly a self-esteem issue. People just cannot give what they don't have. And I find it kind of cruel to expect them to do so.

Thanks, Robyn.

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