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Value Series #6

Humor “You are NOT funny!” she says with a little smile. He keeps on making silly faces at her even though she is feeling pretty angry right now. “I said that you are not funny!” she says again but begins to giggle. He keeps making faces and she starts laughing.  What are we without a […]

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Five Things a Couple Can Do For Free

Walk in the rain. Think about this. Why not splash in those puddles?  If it is warm enough outside then why not get soaking wet? The beauty you can see in the rain is something to share together. You can share the water dripping off the leaves and trying to catch it as it falls. […]

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Value Series #5/Contribution

Contribution is one of the highest intent values. Many people think of contribution as donating money to a charity that serves a cause. While this is a true definition of contribution there is so much more. Many also state that they don’t have time in their busy lives to donate time to a local charity. […]

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Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch is not new.  Much more attention is being focused on this because there are so many more young adults who are not launching.  If your children are grown and are living their own lives independently of you and your financial support then this blog is not for you.  If you do have […]

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Value Series #4/Peace

“Peace at any price.” Theodore Roosevelt. Do you value peace? What does peace mean to you? That is the question. Do you think of peace as silence? Do you think of peace as happiness? Do you think of peace as being without conflict? Only you can decide what peace looks like for you. What peace […]

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The Blame Game

Whose fault is it anyway? Is it yours? Is it theirs? That is one of the most difficult problems to solve in any relationship. Your partner said something that you don’t like and you feel hurt. Then…do you believe that it is your partner’s fault that you feel hurt? Your partner knows that you don’t […]

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Value Series #3/Faith

Do you value faith? Faith has such a strange meaning to so many people. Some people see faith as a belief in a religion. Others have faith in people they are in close relationships with. There are some that believe that faithfulness is about deciding to only have one partner in their life. So what […]

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Control

This is a very important and critical topic. It seems to be a topic that many avoid. So does having control mean to you? How do you attempt to control what your partner says or does? Lao Tzu states that, “He who controls others may be powerful but he who has mastered himself is mightier […]

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Value Series #2 Compassion

Compassion is one of the love values. Compassion is very different from pity. Compassion is difficult to convey in the written word. Have you seen people post on social media that they have suffered the loss of a loved one or a pet? How about that they have been in an accident or that someone […]

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What is a Compliment?

A compliment is positive praise.  It’s really simple. Taking that tiny moment to praise someone for anything is priceless.  We are wired to focus so much more on the negative aspects of our lives.  That is the very reason that we need to double our efforts to give positive messages to every person we are […]