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[1 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

 “We have to talk,” she says,
I hear: “You need to listen to me,”
She has no problem talking,
I have a problem listening,
I’m used to sounding off,
I relish sharing my thoughts,
Listening is a challenge,
To open my ears and my heart,
To accept opinions other than my own,
How dare she be different from me!
Have her own thoughts and feelings!
My Father whispers to me:
“You can’t listen your way into trouble,
To listen is to Love.”
©Dr. Doug Welpton

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[16 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

“There are two ways to live your life—one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.”—Albert Einstein

John and Laura came to me for help with their marriage. They complained about problems communicating with each other.
During our first meeting I asked Laura, “What’s causing you the most pain?”
“I’m depressed and lonely,” she said. I saw a tear in the corner of her eye.
“Tell me more about it,” I asked. “What’s depressing you and making you lonely?”
“John’s so busy with his …