“I don’t know how it happens! We find ourselves yelling at each other – and we can’t even remember what started it!” “We seem to be arguing more and more.” “If we could only communicate better. That’s all we need. Then maybe we wouldn’t be angry at each other all the … [Read more...] about How to “Decode” Anger’s Secret Message
“We’re living in the dark ages of our lives”, I jokingly told my husband a few weeks ago. And by dark ages I just mean that we’re raising a very strong-willed 4-year-old and a very clingy 2-year-old in a new city far from our family. Don’t get me wrong, there’s so many reasons to … [Read more...] about To the Overwhelmed Parent: Your Help Comes From the Lord
Tis’ the season... the season of engagements and weddings! This is the current season I am in as a 24-year-old. The season of life when I can just about bet that I will log into Facebook between October - January and see that just about every weekend someone else I know is … [Read more...] about Have You Prepared For Life AFTER the Wedding Ceremony?
Prayer in church is common. When I was on staff every Tuesday we would pass around all of the prayer requests gathered from church members on Sunday. It was our time to pray for our congregation and to specifically lift up their thankfulness for God’s work in their life, their … [Read more...] about Persistent Prayers: Are You Living a Steadfast Life of Faith?
The couple met with me almost every week for several months. They leave my office optimistic – even excited – about what their marriage has become and what it will be like in the future. As they leave, the wife turns and says something that has become etched in my memory. “I … [Read more...] about Six “Red Flags” of a Drifting Marriage
“I am in Love!” What a great phrase. It is a feeling that surpasses almost all others. In intensity, in meaning, in fulfillment, and in happiness. And it is a feeling that we never want to lose. We want to experience it continually and forever. We are convinced that we … [Read more...] about Why Being in Love is Not Enough