Neotame Happiness

The bottle in the picture above contains Neotame.  This is the sweetest substance known to man.  It’s about 10,000 times sweeter than sugar.  It’s a bit hard to imagine how sweet that actually is, so let me illustrate.  A 4.5 gram pile of Neotame (that’s about the mass of a nickel), would have the same sweetness as 100 pounds of sugar.  That’s incredible!  The bottle I have is 2% Neotame dissolved in water.  Even though it’s only 2% Neotame, one drop of it is the same sweetness as a teaspoon...
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How Do I Get Motivated for Marriage?

Contributed by Thomas Holman Turn to good, trustworthy sources and most importantly, turn to God, to receive the desire and motivation you need to find a person with whom you can have a happy marriage Some Interesting Research                 DATING AND MARRIAGE                                 BY THE NUMBERS                                                                      96% Strongly Agree or Agree that Being Married is among 1 or 2 Most Important T...
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Creating My Vision of Marriage

Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros Whether you train to get fit for a marathon or for a great marriage, you need a vision of what you want the end result to look like and who you need to be to achieve that end    Creating a Vision of Your Marriage                                                            The Bible tell us “where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18).  Let’s get started creating a vision of your marriage, as a word picture of what ...
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Achieving My Vision of Marriage

  Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros What is important is to change yourself to be the kind of person you need to be to have the marriage you envisioned My Role in Achieving My Vision of Marriage—Dealing with Fears, Making Changes Now that you have created your vision of what you hope your marriage will become, it is time to look carefully and honestly at yourself and see how well positioned you are to have the kind of marriage you hope for. For example, as yo...
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Motherhood: Nurturing Seeds

I’ve always liked seeds.  Even as a kid I was fascinated by the idea that an entire tree could somehow fit inside a tiny seed.  Later I learned that the seed doesn’t actually contain the tree, but instead the potential for a tree.  In order to actually have a tree you’d need water, sunlight, nutrients and a whole lot of carbon dioxide – but the seed contains the blueprints necessary for that tree to come into existence. I’m no expert on motherhood, but not only do I have a wonderf...
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Miserably Ever After?

BY ADENA AND AMY [Editor’s note:  We’re all aware of the many tragic instances of husbands verbally abusing their wives, but this article relates how the wife can do the same.  Still, all the principles related here apply equally to husbands.] The other day at the store, I saw a husband miserably pushing a shopping cart behind his wife as she browsed; he occasionally picked out something, asking, “How about this one? This looks good.” Each time, his wife had a cutting remark: “Our kids...
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