Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Sacred Parenting

Have any of you read, "Sacred Parenting" by Gary Thomas? I just heard it discussed on the radio program, "Haven Today" I have read his book, "Devotions for a Sacred Marriage" and really enjoyed it!!!

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!

Organizing Annie

Thursday, February 02, 2006

"Ladies all want to know: Why don't men listen?"

Ladies all want to know: Why don't men listen?

"According to relationship therapist Karen Allen-Burke PhD, that's women's number- one complaint about their husbands. So here's how to get their attention! We found these tips in Woman's World magazine.

Try sitting strategically. Men perceive face to face interaction as threatening. It automatically makes them want to run. Instead, when you have something you really want your husband to hear, sit beside him. When men aren't forced to make eye contact, they're more likely to open up. Eye contact makes a guy feel too vulnerable. Another way to get a guy to listen - you gotta turn off the TV. Men don't multitask as well as women do. That's according to Dr. Marianne Legato, the author of "Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget". She says you'll only get a man's full attention when there isn't something else around to distract him. Women also need to simplify their message to get through to men. Men listen with the logistical right side of their brains. That's the practical side. It makes them great at comprehending step by step details. So when you have something to say, lay out the facts - without unnecessary details. And one last tip to help women communicate better with men - talk faster. The average man can process up to 600 words per minute - while the average woman speaks only 125 to 150 words per minute. That leaves guys a lot of room to daydream and mentally checkout while you're talking. So get the info out quickly and precisely and the man in your life will get the message."

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Organizing Annie


I am inviting all ladies who would like to try this challenge to post here daily (whether or not they achieved the goal)! Would you like to participate in this? There are many health benefits to increasing daily water intake!

The link for the challenge is below:

Some guidelines to "what counts" for water intake, can be found in this dental article:


"Let's start with our 8 glasses, assuming we really are drinking 8 glasses to start with and subtract if we,

Drink coffee? Subtract one cup of water for every cup of coffee

Drink tea other than herbal? Subtract 1/2 cup of water for every cup of tea.

Drink soda with caffeine (this includes both diet and regular)? Subtract a cup of water for every 10-12 ounces of soda.

Exercised for one hour? Subtract at least 2 cups of water for even moderate/light exercise."


This second article is also helpful:

"Water & 20 Tips For Getting Your 8 Glasses Daily / How 8 Glasses a Day Keeps Fat Away"

Who would like to join me in this challenge?

Most important of all....don't forget the words of Jesus in John 4:13:

"Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

Organizing Annie