Blogs

  • Adults who grew up with a domineering and controlling mom

    Domineering and controlling moms oftentimes operate out of pride, fear, and intimidation. They use anger and accusation as tactics of controlling t...
  • Friendship is one of God’s greatest gifts to humanity – we were built for community

    He built us to glorify Him, but He also built us for companionship. So whether you are reading this as a "happy single,” a "happily married man or...
  • Feeding and Starving Habits and Mindset

    However, I am resolute that I’d rather learn to feed good thoughts and behaviors than starve my life of all the good things with which God has ble...
  • Anniversary day brings reflections of what was and what is to come

    Just because I can do it doesn’t mean I should do it. Actions have consequences so I’ve learned to count the cost. The clock struck midnight just ...
  • Be aware of the cues that signal passive-aggressive communicators

    Active communication doesn’t assume someone can read our minds or “just know” what we’re upset about. People cannot know what we are feeling until...
  • Has Job Loss Shaken Your Marriage?

    Dear person of an unemployed spouse: your spouse is going through an extremely difficult season, and you are as well. How can my spouse and I surv...
  • Dealing with an unsupportive family

    Our family bonds are interwoven into our daily DNA. We either perpetuate family habits and behaviors or we revolt against them where we spend our ...
  • Don’t let complacency set in – work hard to build and grow your marriage

    A friend bemoaned to me just the other day that when he and his wife wake up in the mornings, she now reaches for her phone. “There was a time,” he...
  • Walk Alongside Them and Take Care of Yourself If Your Spouse Has Depression

    If only I would have been as educated 10 years ago as I am today about depression and depressive behaviors. . .how many more victories I could hav...
  • Will power: where there’s a will, there’s a way

    As time marches on, it's like my contemporaries and I blinked our eyes, and here we are with more years behind us than in front of us. One of the ...
  • Keep Your Marriage Healthy While Caregiving

    That is why understanding the impact a loved one’s health challenges have on you and your spouse is a main step to ensuring your marriage remains ...
  • The Golden Rule, After All These Years, It’s Still Golden

    At its heart, the Golden Rule emphasizes the gift of giving. Not giving to get but giving because giving is so good! After all these years, it’s s...