Giving: The Best Gift This Christmas
October 18th, 2019
It’s hard to imagine that giving could ever be better than receiving, but this mysterious perspective really works: “Give and it will be given to you.” This principle doesn’t seem to make sense, but l...
September 24th, 2019
Has it been a while since you’ve looked at your old photo albums, high school yearbook, or even scrolled all the way back to the beginning of the photos on your phone? Are those pictures of your colle...
Marriage Staff Meetings (part 2)
August 22nd, 2019
If I were to describe my marriage (at this time) with one word, it would be…What word do you think your spouse would use to describe your marriage?What benefits are you receiving from your marriage re...
Considering Others (part 2)
July 22nd, 2019
In a world that’s too often self-focused, it’s hard to remember the importance of considering other people. Here are two of our favorite quotes that highlight the reasons for giving to others. Now get...
Family Fun in the Sun
July 2nd, 2019
Have fun trying one of the following activities with your friends or family. Enjoy expressing and receiving love. Start with a warm-up by getting a beach ball and sitting or standing in a circle. Thro...
Asking the Right Questions
June 3rd, 2019
Initiating a conversation might start with:How has your day been? What’s been the best part?What do you and your family like to do for fun?It sure is hot outside. Summer is definitely here.What’s your...
Family, Food, and Real Relationships
May 2nd, 2019
But what is it that we need from other people? How about attention?THE DEFINITION OF ATTENTION: entering another person’s world or knowing what it’s like to be in another person’s shoes. Take turns ...
Helping Kids Deal With Conflict
April 2nd, 2019
Be a magnifying glass: Help them identify and express their feelings. Save your advice until after your children have explained how and what they feel. They may need your help identifying their true e...
March 6th, 2019
Hurts are inevitable in all relationships. And oddly enough, we often hurt those we love the most. One obvious reason is that we spend more time with family members than we do others.Has your family e...
The ABC's of Anger
February 5th, 2019
Anger is an emotion that is often misunderstood and mishandled. Angry feelings are a fact of life; we all feel them at one point or another. The problem is that anger, as one of the most powerful emot...
Marriage Staff Meetings: A meeting of minds and hearts
January 15th, 2019
In healthy marriages, couples make it a priority to schedule time to communicate. Some couples even call them their Marriage Staff Meetings! We can all benefit from words of appreciation, so look for ...
Considering Others (Part 1)
December 27th, 2018
Take some time to consider the people around you who might be experiencing life’s challenges and struggles—a co-worker, classmate, family member, neighbor or friend?Each person think about someone in ...