Changing Notions of Love
Continuing our discussion of Sue Johnson’s text Love Sense, this week we will talk about how the concept of marriage has changed over time. Historically, generally speaking, marriages were made for economic and survival purposes. People fell in love, but they didn’t marry for love. Marriage was to maximize economic status and provide food, shelter, […]
I Double Dare You!!!
During a conversation I had this week with one of my sisters, we began to discuss a conversation my husband and I had a day or so before. The topic of conversation me and my list of Things Not to Do!!! Of course, she took my husband’s stance on this matter and basically called me […]
Fixing a Broken Relationship
Last week I wrote about why love dies, according psychologist, clinician, and researcher Dr. Sue Johnson. This week I will discuss how to fix that broken relationship. Of course, this is short and incomplete synopsis of her work. Read the full version in Johnson’s books “Hold Me Tight” and “Love Sense.” Therapists that use Emotion […]
Should We Share Bank Accounts?
Over the years I have counseled numerous couples. One of the most interesting but not shocking things that I have learned is the lack of trust in each other when it comes to money. Many of these couples claim to have an undying love for each other. I don’t doubt it, for the most part, […]
Single and Satisfied?
Single and Satisfied? If you would have asked me this question 10 years ago I would have said NO! Today I am single and satisfied because of Christ and spiritual/physical growth. I use to think being single was lame and lonely but now I see benefits of being single. But wait, there are also challenges […]
Dealing with Difficult People
No matter what we do in life, there will always be one thing that we will have to deal with. We will have to always deal with “people.” I am not referring to ordinary, pleasant, inviting people. I am referring to “difficult people.” Some people are just so difficult! It seems like no matter how […]
Raising a Financially Responsible Teen Part II!!!
Last week I discussed finding a happy median regarding spending and saving for teens. I believe our son is on the right track for becoming financially responsible. Although, I have noticed he is a lot freer with spending my money than his own…go figure!!! While surfing the web I came across this article written […]
The Wisdom We Seek
The older I have become the more I have realized that aging is not really a bad thing. More importantly, I have realized more and more that many people we would classify as “old people” have a lot more wisdom than we would sometimes like to give them credit for. Sadly, this realization seems to […]