Being Single is not that Bad
There are many things to love and enjoy about being single. Being single is not a bad thing. However, as with anything, being single is not always fun or easy. There are cultural and societal pressures/judgments/beliefs associated with being single that often weigh heavily on single people. In our culture there is a very real pressure, whether […]
Are You Aware of the Happiness Secret? (Part 1)
“A joyful heart is good medicine; but a broken spirit dries the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 Did you know that being happy has amazing health benefits? Research has shown that people who are truly happy have reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and susceptibility to illnesses. Also, happy people’s recovery time is quicker from illness […]
Loving Yourself on Valentine’s Day!!!
I have a couple of girlfriends, one who has never been married and another who is recently divorced. A few weeks ago we were talking about the commercialized day of love, Valentine’s Day. Naturally, they were not excited about the upcoming holiday. They shared many complaints as to how Valentine’s Day makes single individuals […]
When Was The Last Time???
It is all sugar with spice and honey you are so nice in the beginning of most relationships. How long do the “sweet nothings” last? For a majority of marriages it does not last long. It seems that we put our all into the relationship when it first begins. Some would even go […]
It’s the Simple Things
This week is Valentine’s week and most couples; married not spend a lot of money on materialistic items that eventually will fade away. Valentine’s Day is so-called the most romantic day of the year…or is it? Mention Valentine’s Day and visions of hearts, flowers, candy, fancy dinners, and dancing are sure to follow. It is […]
The Obama Marriage: Tips from the First Couple
While tabloids spew rumors of a marriage on the rocks, extra marital affairs, and divorce; Barack and Michelle Obama appear to continue to maintain a strong marriage. Marriage is hard; I could not imagine the added pressure of living your life under the scrutiny of an entire nation. Over the years I have watched the […]
Why Should We Get Pre-Marital Counseling?
This past Friday, I attended the wedding of two good friends. These two friends had been dating for two years, were engaged after a year and a half of dating, and had originally planned for a long engagement while the bride finished her bachelor’s degree. The couple had entered into their engagement with the intention […]
National Marriage Week: February 7th-14th!
Welcome to National Marriage Week! The week of February 7th to 14th is the annual campaign to promote strengthening marriages. According to National Marriage Week USA’s website (http://www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org/), there are three goals in promoting stronger marriages: To elevate marriage as a national issue in the media and with policy leaders. To promote the benefits of […]