Dr. Steve Stephens
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An excerpt from
Lists to Live By: The First Collection: For Everything that Really Matters

 

WHAT IS SUCCESS?
 
To laugh often and love much;
 
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
 
To earn the approval of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
 
To appreciate beauty;
 
To find the best in others;
 
To give of one's self;
 
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
 
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
 
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived...
 
This it to have succeeded.
 
 
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
POET, ESSAVIST, AND PHILOSOPHER

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The Walk-Out Woman Quiz

Are You In Danger of Walking Away?

Check each symptom that you have experienced over the past few months.

 Irritation with your husband over trivial matters.
 Feeling bored, or craving something new and exciting.
 A strong desire to escape and get away from it all.
 Loss of energy; feeling tired and worn out.
 Acting moody and withdrawn around home.
 Complaining that your husband spends too much time working or watching television.
 Wanting to begin a career, change jobs, go to school, or move into a new house.
 Feeling that most conversations with your husband are shallow, angry, or empty.
 Loss of sexual desire for your husband or feeling that he has lost his desire for you.
 Desire to change your image (trendy clothes, change in hair color, weight loss, breast augmentation other cosmetic surgery).
 Discovering new friends and avoiding old friends with spiritual values.
 General dissatisfaction with and growing resentment toward your husband.
 Feeling misunderstood and lonely.
 Feeling drawn to men who show any form of attention.
 Imagining what it would be like if you were not married.
 Tempted by addictive behavior (alcohol, drugs, excess spending, overeating, overexercising,  
Internet chat rooms, gambling).
 Sadness about unfulfilled dreams, goals, and expectations.
 Feeling distant from God and bored or dissatisfied with church.
 Being nicer, kinder, and more patient to others than to your husband.
 Spontaneous tearfulness for no apparent reason.

Count the number of boxes you have checked. (If you have double-checked and item, count it only once here, but pay special attention to that item.)

If you checked...       Your marriage risk is probably...
1-6                            Mild to moderate—be careful.
7-12                          Serious—need to make some changes
13-20                        Severe—get help now!

 


 
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