Dependence, Independence, Co-dependence, and Interdependence
Recently I was sitting with a couple in session, explaining to them boundaries, and how we are each responsible for our own actions, feelings, etc. One of them asked me, “but if we each take care of each other, wouldn’t that be ideal?” What he was describing is interdependence. Interdependence IS the ideal that we […]
I Am Human… I Do Have Feelings!!!
Why be so rude and ugly? Just because you can, does not mean that you should. What is this world coming to? Where is the respect for one another? Every human being deserves to be treated with respect. Many marriages struggle primarily due to a violation of the respect principle. When you disrespect, you dishonor. […]
Setting goals allows you to choose how you want to move through life. Some achievements can take a lifetime to attain, while others can be completed in the course of a day. Setting and meeting goals can lead\ to feelings of satisfaction and accomplishments. Having a clear vision of the end state we are trying […]
Are You in an Angry Marriage?
Living and loving in a truly mature way (in an adult marriage) means letting insights transform the ways in which you relate to one another. To do this couples must learn to communicate their needs effectively. It requires a new language of love, a form of communication based on insight and emotional understanding. Finding the […]
To Discipline or Not To Discipline, That is The Question?
We as parents have a multitude of things we deal with on a daily basis. Naturally, we want all our encounters with our children to be enjoyable and memory worthy. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Have you ever been out eating or at the grocery store and you see a child throwing a […]
Keeping Children Safe from Sexual Abuse
Q: When should I start talking to my kids about safety? A: As soon as they can start to understand! * At 2 or 3 years old. * Use age-appropriate language. * Explain that NO ONE should touch them under the clothes. * If someone touches you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, […]
Financial Abuse in a Relationship!!!
When you here of someone being abused, generally one thinks of physical and/or emotional abuse. The other day I was listening to the radio and I heard them speaking of financial abuse of a spouse. Naturally, I begin thinking to myself this can never happen, right? Well, perhaps back in the 1920’s… before women were […]
Lent, A Season of Cleansing!!!
For many years now, my family and I have observed and practiced Lent. I know many see Lent as an observation for Catholics but this is not the case. Many different religious denominations practice some form of Lent. My family and I do not go to service for the placing of Blessed Ashes (on Ash […]