Father's Day

Father’s Day–5 Things Dad Should Know

Reading Time: 3 minutesI cried when I read the words my uncle Ken recently wrote as the foreword to my soon to be published e-book, Relationship Dignity Manifesto. It seemed the message became deeper as I read his account of my dad who died at the young age of 28. Many Father’s Days have come and gone since my early childhood…

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Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Highs and Lows

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs we all celebrate Mother’s Day, let us pay attention to the high’s and low’s we experience as moms. May we be compassionate toward those who have unknown stories. It can be a difficult day or just another day. Regret, sadness, and secrecy hidden among the smiles and pleasantries. The stress of single parenting or…

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3 Basics of a Full Life

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn reflection of Easter Sunday, it’s worth taking time to slow down and ponder. Epic war movies such as “Saving Private Ryan” stir us to value our lives. Discovering three brothers had died within a week, the mission was to spare the fourth brother during World War II. The last scene shows Ryan as an old man at the grave of…

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3 Secrets to Unexpected Change

Reading Time: 3 minutesHow to move beyond the brick walls of the unexpected. Move beyond first impressions. Lean into the good, bad, and ugly emotions. Surround yourself with cheerleaders. If you’re like me, you could pinpoint a single incident that triggered a storm of unexpected change. You have thoughts of: If only I’d done this or that. If I…

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How to Measure Healthy Relationships

Reading Time: 2 minutesMany are confused on what makes healthy relationships.  Most couples enter counseling with a lot of uncertainty. One is usually dragged in by the other. One says, We need help. The other says, We’re doing fine. . . We can work this out on our own. . .We’re not as bad off as you think. As…

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