While marriage can be the most pleasurable experience, it can also be the most painful. It breaks my heart that almost half of all marriages end in divorce. An extramarital affair is the most detrimental event to a marriage and for the most part the hardest to treat. Going through the aftermath of adultery is […]
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Esteem
You are almost at the top of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs when you reach esteem. Feeling really good about this climb up the pyramid, aren’t you? Well, let’s check out what you should feel good about in this section! Within this stage, esteem means achievement, mastery, independence and respect. There are two different kinds of […]
Ways to “Affair-Proof” Your Marriage!!!
Ideally we who enter into the union of marriage/relationship do not do so with intent of failing. No one usually unites in marriage thinking “well once I am divorced…” Of course there are always exceptions to rules. You have people who marry to stay in the USA and those who marry for money etc… Usually there is a mutual understanding […]
Piggy Bank Deposits
Every action, every word, every deed you and your child share is being recorded in their piggy bank of memories. Every time you are with your child, you are creating a memory. Are you depositing coins of love, guidance, and patience? or Are you depositing coins of criticism, harshness, and really not listening. The bank […]
Treat others the same way you want them to treat you (Luke 6:31) There are some things that we can control, and some things that are just out of our control. The things that we have control over are our words, actions, ideas, efforts, and behavior. Things that we do not have control over are […]
“I Do” but Would You Do it Again???
My husband and I have been a couple for over 20 years. This month we will celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. 19….yikes!!!! How could this be possible when I’m only 25 years old? We have family members as well as friends who ask…How do you manage marriage for so many years and you guys continue […]
Heritage or Hatred!!!
cnn.com In wake of the horrific act that occurred in Charleston, South Carolina…I am left wondering why we are pondering if the Confederate flag should continue to fly at the state capitol? I have not lived in South Carolina in over 20 years but the flag was flying when I lived there and every time […]
Do Not Go to Bed Angry
Conflicts are a healthy part of marriage if handled correctly. We should not bottle up our anger, but openly discuss the problems in our marriages. In marriage we have to give each other the right to complain. Do not go to bed in anger because this is when the enemy will come in and bring […]