If You Can’t Say Something Nice… Dare Seven of The Respect Dare

Having children is called a blessing in the Bible. It can also ruin your marriage. And not surprisingly, research actually supports this – marital satisfaction declines after children are born, and increases when they are all gone. For me, having kids ages 18, 15, and 12 right now has proven as emotionally exhausting as it […]

3 Quick Ways to Save Your Marriage Today…

Dr. John Gottman has spent his life studying what REALLY works in marriage. He’s made a number of astounding discoveries, not the least of which is the reason counseling only works in turning around a marriage about 25% of the time: much of what we have been taught was not designed for a marriage application, […]

Dare Six… and Why MANY Conflicts Occur…

I spent the weekend doing a leadership retreat an awesome group of FUN leaders – at one point we all burst into a kids’ song, “Encourage one another, and build each other up… build each other up… build each other UP!” ( 🙂 Sorry!) Somehow most of us were familiar with the song, and the […]

6 Mistakes That Destroy Your Marriage…

“I can’t take another day – I feel so alone! My marriage is a servants delight, cook, clean, work, go to school, take care of the children, make sure the laundry is done, supper on the table when the husband gets in, and lay down and let him have his pleasure whenever he feels. Do […]

What’s All The Fuss about Miley??

In the wake of Miley Cyrus’ activities of late, many are discussing modesty and cultural norms for women. The church is being both criticized for being restrictive and rules-based, and simultaneously hailed for helping young girls navigate these waters. The secular culture is also criticized for promoting self-debasing activities and fashion for women, and hailed […]

All the Fuss about Submission…

In the many years I spent in a full-time career (human resources and corporate training), I noticed a few things. First, that the small business owner or the department head was responsible for the outcome of the activities. At the end of the day, someone had to be held accountable and be responsible for the […]