When this time of year comes around, there seems to be an endless run of graduations, sport championships, final exams, and award ceremonies. Our children’s performance is never more on display, and reminders of their achievement (or lack thereof) are never more present than now. … [Read more...] about Practicing (Im)Perfection With Our Kids
My parents have joked before that as a young child I was afraid of everything. Thunderstorms, dogs, even some of my family members, I was, as some would say, a scaredy cat. As the years went on and I became older, my fears evolved and changed. It became less about the … [Read more...] about Freedom Over Fear
We’ve all been there…facing down a challenge that we’re not sure we’re good enough to meet. For me, one of those moments came the year I learned to pilot a plane. While on one of my first solo flights I came across a situation that I hadn’t anticipated; and I felt like I had … [Read more...] about Fear of Failure
Around this time last year, I was trying to think of goals for myself for 2018 and what I wanted to accomplish and strive for. The word that kept coming back up over and over was “discipline”. So, how was I going to strive on working on discipline in my life? How about run a … [Read more...] about The Temptation of Giving Up
Many of the couples who ask me to meet with them have been married 10, 15 or even 25+ years. Their kids are out of the house, and the “empty nester” years that they so anticipated are now here. But it not what they expected. With kids, homework, careers, finances, the yard, … [Read more...] about Is the “High Point” of My Marriage Already Over?
This past weekend I had the opportunity, along with my church, to serve at the LSU Freshman move in day. To give some background, this is the first year that the university is making it mandatory that freshman live on campus. With some exceptions to the freshman population, … [Read more...] about What Are You Waiting For?