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5 February 2014
Category:
Attachment
Marriage
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Gottman’s Sound Relationship House Part 2

This is the second part in a series on John Gottman’s famous Sound Relationship House. You can find the first installment Gottman’s Sound Relationship House Part 1. The second level of the Sound Relationship House is called Share Fondness and Admiration. Gottman says it is the antidote to contempt, which is the most damaging emotion […]


3 February 2014
Category:
Dating
Teens
Comments: 1

Abuse Is Not Love

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. According to loveisrespect.org 1 in 3 teens has experienced physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. If you are a parent of a teen or you’re a teenager yourself follow my blog posts this month as I share important information about dating violence. […]


31 January 2014
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God, Family THEN Church?

Can we talk about church?  Do we have to be there all the time?  When I was a child I can remember going to church quite often.  My parents practically lived at the church.  Every Sunday it was church. Two or three times a week it was church.  I felt like I never had any […]


30 January 2014
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Top 5 Questions to Ask BEFORE You Say I Do

After what was hopefully at least a 2-year courtship, you now find yourself engaged. You’re excited and nervous as the big day approaches. You think you’ve got all the important questions asked and answered. Are the guests seated properly? Did we give the florist a deposit? Are all the relatives travel and lodging arrangements finalized? Has everything […]


29 January 2014
Category:
Self Improvement
Comments: 1

How well do you know yourself?

I recently read an article on PsychCentral titled ‘5 Ways to Get to Know Yourself Better,’ by Margarita Tartakovsky. After reading the title, I thought that the article would list simple rituals and activities people can practice to stay mentally and physically healthy and happy, such as exercising everyday or meditating. However, the article is about journaling […]


28 January 2014
Category:
Counseling
Comments: 1

A No Regrets Life Principle 3: Learn Humbly

If you have not been following along with my posts regarding taking the One Month to Live challenge I encourage you to go back and read them.  The authors of this text identified 4 principles needed to live a no regrets life.  This week focuses on the third principle, learn humbly.  In life we are […]


27 January 2014
Category:
Family
Comments: 2

Can I Protect My Child From Pornography???

The internet is a widely used tool today worldwide.  The primary use of the internet is simple. It is used for communication, knowledge and information. Without the use of the internet we as a society would be lost.  As powerful and amazing as this tool is, the internet still has a darker side to it. […]


26 January 2014
Comments: 1

Focus on Improving Your Marriage

Has your marriage drifted apart, been a constant fight, headed towards divorce or separation?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to put your focus back on your marriage. Before a couple can refocus themselves on the intimacy between them, they must make sure that no intimacy is being lost outside […]

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