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November 28, 2019

Being thankful is a reflection of gratitude and appreciation.  As parents, we want our kids to be grateful for the blessings they enjoy. 

Let’s talk about 4 ways you can help increase gratitude and thankfulness in your child.

This is Thanksgiving week, a time where...

November 16, 2019

We are living in times of high anxiety.  School shootings, kidnappings, human trafficking, warring political parties, and the like have a majority of parents and their children constantly on edge. 

What is a parent to do?

Here are five suggestions you can use as a p...

November 9, 2019

Want to know the secret to greater marital and family harmony and happiness?  Communicate! 

But it’s not just any communication.  Read on to discover four essential secrets to excellent marital and family communication.

Dr. John Gottman of the Gottman Institute has...

October 28, 2019

It’s an age-old battle.  The more years you and your spouse are married the harder it can be to feel emotionally close and intimate with them. 

One reason:  Over time, the  daily routine of life can cause us to take our spouse and our marriage for granted....

October 22, 2019

A recent headline screamed:

'Third Of Americans Admit Ending A Relationship Over Household Chores'

The story found its way to all forms of social media, including Facebook.  Within hours, husbands all across America were posting responses like,

“This is proof men should n...

March 16, 2019

Words are powerful.  A parent’s words to their child are especially powerful.

When asked, daughters said these 6 assurances are what they need to hear from their dads.

Fathers, listen up.

Having raised both a son and a daughter I can tell you - the father-daughter relati...

March 9, 2019

Empathy:  What is it and why is it so important?  

Let me make you a guarantee:  Empathy will make you a better spouse, parent and friend.

Empathy is 'the ability to understand and share in the feelings of another person'

It can be maddening when our lov...

February 27, 2019

“I don’t love you any more” is a cop out.   

If you treat love as a decision, instead of an emotion, you can avoid ever having to hear these words in your marriage.

Did you know there is a way to keep your love for your spouse from dying?  Did you know that even if...

February 8, 2019

It’s hard to believe a short, 4-word question can be so powerful. 

When members of your family get overwhelmed ask them this simple question.

Chances are, you will see an immediate change for the better.

We live in a stressful culture.  Eight in 10 Americans say they fre...

February 6, 2019

I must admit, I'm not a huge country music fan.  But, the chance to spend an evening at a concert always makes me happy.  And, often I'm introduced to new talent that I would have never heard (you know, those pre-opening and opening acts). So, when someone has an extra...

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