Parenting is hard, especially when we don’t really know from day to day what challenges we may be faced with. It can be easy to become reactive to situations involving our children, and these reactions often come from an emotional response that is not always helpful. Emotional … [Read more...] about Proactive Parenting vs. Reactive Parenting
Few of us have escaped the wretched experience of being emotionally sucker-punched, wronged, or betrayed. We didn't see it coming. This wasn't supposed to happen! Our belief that life is fair and predictable is shattered. To add insult to injury, we are often cajoled to get … [Read more...] about Why Is Forgiveness So Hard?
In marriage there is often a crossover… a passage. It isn’t planned or desired. Somehow, at some time, we forget we are on the same side. Two Become One Didn’t we promise til death do we part? Doesn’t God declare that two become one? When you get married you love your spouse … [Read more...] about Marriage Conflicts: I am On Your Side, Remember?
Remember the day of your wedding? You were full of joy, of love, of expectations, enthusiasm, and anticipation. For many of us, it is a spiritual experience. A “high” that we want to continue to live out on a daily basis. But life seems to take over. It sucks the passion … [Read more...] about How a Daily “Take Ten” With God Improves Your Marriage
If I had a dollar for every time someone said, "I don't believe in therapy or psychiatric medications..." I could probably retire already. For these folks, handling life on their own is a point of pride. Often the same people who say this are medicating themselves anyway, just … [Read more...] about Neglecting Your Mental Health: Are You Driving Everyone Crazy?
“I want a dolphin” said my granddaughter upon inquisition from her great grandmother about what she wanted for her birthday. “A pink dolphin that swims”, she exclaimed with her ear to ear grin. Then she proceeded to twirl around until she fell down dizzy showing us her new moves … [Read more...] about How to Have Childlike Faith At Any Age