If Not Now, When?

Written by Maureen Killoran, MA, DMin

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Recallrepparttar wisdom ofrepparttar 132400 first century Jewish scholar, Rabbi Hillel: "If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? If I am only for myself, then what am I? If not now, when?"

Perhaps in this Election Year, and in these days whenrepparttar 132401 earth cries out with pain, we are called to be spiritual midwives, that by our actions, we may bring our values to birth, and serverepparttar 132402 needs of a troubled and hurting world.

Maureen is a Life Coach and spiritual guide, who helps clients build on their strengths to create the life of their dreams. "95% of your life is working," she says, "so why let that other 5% get all the energy?" Check her out at www.spiritquest.ws


Written by Terry L. Sumerlin

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2.Respect is equally important. Respect means refraining from anything that would cause one’s spouse to lose face or to be embarrassed (especially in public). But it also means doing those little things that makerepparttar other person feel important and appreciated.

3. Communication has also been a big part of our marriage. We have always been able to talk it out and it has kept us together, even at times when life has been a roller coaster. Unfortunately, many have walked when they should have talked.

4.Finally, though many other things could be mentioned, independence must be added torepparttar 132398 list of things that work in marriage. Even though spouses come to naturally depend on each other for many needs, healthy relationships provide space – often. In children, smother love has been known to bring on asthma. In marriage it causes resentment.

As I said inrepparttar 132399 outset, these are things that have worked for us. You could probably add torepparttar 132400 list. However, whatever we might add torepparttar 132401 list would likely be an additional manifestation of one common quality – absolute devotion to one’s spouse.

BARBER-OSOPHY: The best advice inrepparttar 132402 world won’t work if we won’t.

Terry L. Sumerlin is the author of "Barber-osophy," a columnist for the San Antonio Business Journal and a humorist/motivational speaker. www.barberosophy.com

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