20 Minute Challenge
If you are married I challenge you to set aside at least twenty minutes a day to sit down and talk with your spouse. Communication is so important in marriage. When a husband and wife are not communicating with each other problems usually enter into the marriage. That happens because it gives the devil time […]
I’m Sorry, So Sorry
Have you ever been in an argument and decided to concede? You offer an apology but it feels like it fell on deaf ears? The person didn’t offer forgiveness and continued to fight in a war when you had already surrendered? Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas describe this disconnect may be due to you and […]
The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behavior affect the rights and well-being of others.–Sharon Anthony Bower Sometimes we are un aware of our own power and influence on others. Our professional roles and personal roles as parents or elders in the family create a power differential […]
Is It Really Love….Online???
I was talking with a couple of my girlfriends a few weeks back……(two single…one divorced the other never married) and two married. The topic for most of this conversation was dating and how to find a “good man.” They turn to me, since I have been married for almost two decades, (yep the longest in […]
The Elephant in Your Relationship
Is there an elephant in your relationship? You’ve noticed an agonizing difference between the two of you that is the size of an elephant! Maybe you know what the elephant is but you don’t know how to fix it. Perhaps you don’t know what the elephant is but you want to fix it. The elephant […]
Will You Continue To Fight?
So many times in life we give up on things just as soon as things get hard. Are we looking for the right things or just a quick fix? It is so easy to give up because we are afraid of failing. What we need to learn is that when things are getting hard, we must […]
Unhelpful Thinking Styles – Part II
In the previous post, I discussed 3 out of 10 unhelpful thinking styles: mental filter, jumping to conclusions and personalization. In this post, we will discuss 3 more unhelpful thinking styles. If you recognize yourself in doing any of these, then you might be human! Best way to change these around to your benefit is […]
Unhelpful Thinking Styles – Part I
There are 10 unhelpful thinking styles that Centre for Clinical Interventions (www.cci.health.wa.gov.au) describes that we experience when we are feeling an unhelpful emotion, such as depression or anxiety. In this post, we will look at the first 3 unhelpful thinking styles. As you read this post and the preceding two posts about the thinking styles, […]