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Good News: Hotel Grants Ridiculous Customer Service Request

When Dustin booked a room for himself at the Woodlands Resort near Houston last month he decided to test the resort’s customer service.  When he came to the “special requests” section of the online reservation form, Dustin requested that the resort provide him with three red M&Ms and a picture of bacon.  See how these outstanding customer service representatives handled his request here.

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Kari Jobe “We Are”

“’We Are’ by Kari Jobe. It always reminds me that what I may not think is a big deal, other people see and realize that something’s different about me. It helps me to remember that what other people see me do and how I act is a reflection of my heart and that I can’t just say I’m a follower of God and then not act like it.” – Meagan

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Date Night: Rejoin Your Spirits

Okay friend, you’ve heard it a million times if you’re married…You should have a date night. Right? Once a month, maybe once a week, have that time to go out. And sometimes we get tired of hearing about that. Don’t we?

Yeah, it seems like, “Okay. I got the message.” But it never gets easier to pull off.

Right, and that’s why it’s sometimes just a good reminder to kind of put it on the calendar; and we did that this week. And it was a great time.

Yeah, it doesn’t have to be earth shaking – just dinner, and just some time to have a great conversation where we don’t have other people distracting us.

Right, and so friend, think about that this week. Is there a time that you could carve out? Just the two of you to rejoin your spirits together?

If you have a comment or question for the New Shine.FM relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, visit the relationships experts page at Shine.FM.

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An Update On The Epidemic Of “Cutting” In America & The Bottom Line On R-Rated Movies

New research shows that more and more people are harming themselves by way of cutting.  In fact, the number of girls and women seeking help for cutting has doubled in the last three years.

According to a story from Plugged In.com, some wonder whether increased exposure in the media is making it worse. Clips of people committing acts of self-harm can easily be found on YouTube, and celebrities like Demi Lovato and Angelina Jolie have talked publicly about their struggles with cutting.

Often, these stars go public to help people. But Nancy Gordan, a therapist who specializes in these issues, says when people start talking about triggers and wanting to harm themselves, it can become contagious.

A self-professed cutter named Mary adds, “Subconsciously, every time you look at something, it’s a trigger that makes you want to do it more and more.”

Why does Hollywood continue to make R-rated movies when they tend to do so poorly at the box office?

According to the National Association of Theatre Owners, many Hollywood studios aren’t doing themselves any favors.

They keep making R-rated films when movies with any other rating generally make more money.

Last year, R-rated films averaged $16.8 million per film at the box office.

By contrast, PG-13 rated movies averaged $47.3 million and movies rated PG averaged $43 million.

Even the few G-rated films made last year made an average of $23 million per movie.

Even so, Hollywood continues to crank out R-rated movies—they produced 117 of them last year.  Do you suppose they might have—I don’t know—an agenda???

I’m Bill Maier for Shine.FM.

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