12 Characteristics of a Well Functioning Family

How well does your family function? Every family functions … on some level. But, at the same time, every family can function better. As you examine your family, it helps to not think of things as good or bad, right or wrong – instead think in terms of what...

Every Day, Take Action

Marriage isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. But what do you do when married life hands you a load of junk? Start with a deep breath … own your own junk, then find a suitable sized box to pack up the rest. Married life isn’t always sunny Last...

I wish you would stop …

Every marriage, every relationship, is fraught with perpetual problems and issues. It’s common that I will counsel a couple for several sessions, they reach their desired goals, and leave with renewed hope and energy for the marriage – then come back several years...

Goals And Dreams Are Not Ends

Every year my wife and I have pointed discussions about our dreams, goals and plans for the future. Over the years we have tried to keep life simple. This includes our marriage, parenting, household schedules, and activities our kids are involved in. We believe that...

Expectations

Whatever you focus on, grows. So how much time and energy do you spend focused on your expectations? A good working definition of expectations is planned disappointments. And expectations are directly correlated with happiness, or more aptly, unhappiness. When what we...