A mindset of thankfulness

A mindset of thankfulness

Gratitude. There are days I lose sight of it more than others. When life is crazy busy, I find myself saying, “I wish I had…” so much more than I say, “I’m so glad I have…”. I don’t always have a mindset of thankfulness,...
Impacts of gratitude on your life

Impacts of gratitude on your life

Have you ever considered the impacts of gratitude on your life? It can shift your lens in life, impact your relationships, and remind you of all God has done in your life. My family has a Thanksgiving journal that we write in every Thanksgiving season. For over a...
Rebuild a marriage after an affair

Rebuild a marriage after an affair

Affairs shatter relationships. Everything breaks and a couple has to sort through all the pieces to see how and if they can rebuild a marriage after an affair. Many find the rebuilding process to be hopeless and the relationship ends. But others find a long path of...
Breaking dysfunctional patterns in your family

Breaking dysfunctional patterns in your family

Dysfunctional patterns will happen in families. No family is perfect. Oftentimes parents will follow down the same path they saw in their family of origin without even realizing it. Some family traditions and patterns are great to pass down to the next generation, but...
Ideas for flirting in your relationship

Ideas for flirting in your relationship

When is the last time you were caught flirting in your relationship? Flirting can be a fun and playful way to connect with each other. It’s a simple way to show affection and care, but you may need some ideas for flirting in your relationship. Flirting is...
Are you an overprotective parent?

Are you an overprotective parent?

I love the movie Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo, where a father’s love fights to keep his son safe. But there’s a strong parenting lesson we all can learn about fear’s impact on parenting. Marlin, Nemo’s dad, was so fearful of Nemo getting hurt that he...
Emotional issues that can impact your sex life

Emotional issues that can impact your sex life

Are there emotional issues that can impact your sex life? Every relationship deserves to have a healthy sex life. Unfortunately it’s hard for many couples to achieve and maintain what they consider to be one. Sometimes this is because of physical problems, but...
Are you stuck in a comparison trap?

Are you stuck in a comparison trap?

Comparing can be a slippery slope ending in dissatisfaction, discontentment, and depression. We tend to fantasize about ideas of “if only”. Do you get stuck in a comparison trap? Why do people do this so often? Is there any gain in comparing yourself? Is...
6 tips to have your voice heard

6 tips to have your voice heard

Is it hard for you to have your voice heard? I often hear people share that they feel like they aren’t listened to and that their voice is not heard or taken seriously. There can be many dynamics in relationships that cause this, especially if it has been a...