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gemstone, I didn't hear it but I do know they are ADAMANTLY against opposite sex friendships in marriage. ADAMANTLY. Here is his recent newsletter about it: Are "Friends" a Threat to Your Marriage?


A quote about jealousy from Dr Harley: "Jealousy is a normal reaction to a threat to marriage. It's not a Love Buster."


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Oh I know what the site says here and have read that link before....and I agree with totally BUT that isn't how they both dealt with that 1st young woman's call about her soon to be husbands opposite sex friendship! They focused on the fact that she is a jealousy personality type instead and did compliment the boyfriend that he is paying attention to her when she feels jealous....he even gave an example that he had a friendship super close to a woman and Joyce had no issue with it at all cause the woman was 65 at the time and very over weight...they were a young couple then and Joyce wasn't threatened by it at all...so fine for them on that one...I get that...if she is grandmas age there's probably no risk involved.

BUT they never got any clarification from the caller....how old is this girl-friend of his? sounded like the same age to me...and someone he's been friends with for quite sometime....then they focused on her being the neurotic jealous personality type that's never gonna change....

This is horrible IMO....nothing like what I thought they would tell a caller....and doesn't match those articles or this site at all....I am stunned....go listen...it's the beginning and only lasts 9mins....I am not hearing things...they actually handled it this way.

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gemstone, I wish I could listen to it. I really think there were some extentuating circumstances because they are adamantly against oppostie sex friendships.


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The show is tomorrow from 2 to 3 pm cst!! Someone needs to call with a question!

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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.." Theodore Roosevelt

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Oh, Lordy, Lordy, he is taking calls from silly foreigners: sigh

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Gemstone, I just listened to the program you refer to, and I heard something different than you.

Bill and Joyce Harley tell the woman that she needs to tell the fiance how she feels when she feels jealous and that the fiance needs to be careful about how he acts around other women.

Bill tells her that she may in fact be the more jealous type, but there's nothing wrong with that, and that the fiance should accommodate her reactions.

Bill tells her that if she has a negative reaction to the fiance's relationship with another woman, he shouldn't have that relationship.


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Gemstone, I just listened to the program you refer to, and I heard something different than you.

Bill and Joyce Harley tell the woman that she needs to tell the fiance how she feels when she feels jealous and that the fiance needs to be careful about how he acts around other women.

Bill tells her that she may in fact be the more jealous type, but there's nothing wrong with that, and that the fiance should accommodate her reactions.

Bill tells her that if she has a negative reaction to the fiance's relationship with another woman, he shouldn't have that relationship.


That interpretation fits exactly with what Dr Harley preaches and teaches. In fact, he says that "jealousy is a natural reaction to a threat in the marriage." If a spouse is jealous it is up to the other spouse to STOP doing whatever is causing the jealousy.


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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.." Theodore Roosevelt

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starts in 5 minutes!! You can listen through the link in the first post.


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Tuning in! This is FUN!


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or you can go here: http://www.kkms.com/


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ML thanks for the alternate link- the website link above was just playing music for me.


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Originally Posted By: princessmeggy
Listening now...


Me too. Neat concept but geez....the callers need to listen to the questions and not keep babbling on and on. doh2


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Can I just say that I LOVE that Joyce is on there with him?

Marriage is a 2 person effort and I think she's as much an expert as he in many ways.


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She has a wonderful radio voice too!


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