what we all want from our relationships

healthy relationships

Connection and enjoyment. While we all enjoy some time to ourselves, it’s clear that we are wired for connection with others, as long as it is safe emotionally and otherwise. Both parties benefit from the connection, so it’s a double win. We can’t love, develop character traits like loyalty, unselfishness, kindness, forgiveness or patience without … Read more

10 Ways to Bless a Widow and her children on Father’s Day

10 Ways to Bless and Widow and Her Children on Father's Day

Father’s Day can be a very emotionally charged day for widows and their children. Widowed families are often surprised by how hard Father’s Day can become. Empowering this time takes faith, community, and planning ahead. Psalm 68:5 promises us, “Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.” If God … Read more

how to squash negative thoughts

Every time you have a thought your brain releases chemicals. Think about that. (You just released some chemicals, by the way.) What if many of your thoughts are negative? Yep, negative chemicals, going through every one of your bodily systems. If you struggle with many negative thoughts, you may have a case of the ANTs, … Read more

a shopping list for healthy eating

We all know eating healthy foods is what’s best for us. If only it were that easy, right? I think most people fail at their eating goals because they can’t seem to find a plan that works for them. I’m not talking about diet plans, because often they are not sustainable, and it’s only a … Read more

how to create a powerful and positive mindset

Do you ever ask someone how they’re doing and their answer is, “Meh, same old same old.” Not very inspiring or energizing, is it? If you’re not careful (especially if you’re exhausted) you may feel meh, out of control, overwhelmed or even like a victim. Here’s a news update: feeling like that is not a … Read more

how to stop thinking bad things about yourself

“You idiot — you’re so stupid!” “My dad was right — it was just a matter of time before I screwed up my marriage.” “I’m not smart enough to get a good paying job.” Here’s the Problem All of us at some point have scolded or shamed ourselves in our thoughts, some more frequently than … Read more

clear the clutter for a better 2022


2022 is here, along with new hopes and dreams as well! I think all of us would like a better life in 2022. Who wouldn’t, right? Some of us will look back next year at this time with a satisfaction and fulfillment. Some will not. The difference maker will be for those who found the … Read more

reconnecting as a couple after baby’s arrival

Welcoming a new baby into your home is an exciting and happy time. Even in the midst of the joy that comes with starting or expanding your family, new parents can understandably become overwhelmed and exhausted by the end of the day, and it can be difficult to focus on anything other than sleep. However, … Read more

6 foundational practices for your best relationships

Who doesn’t want the best relationship possible? Everyone of us wants the best we can get. For your relationship or marriage (and therefore your life) to be at its best, it really starts with you being your best. You must be at your best. We tend to think that being at our best requires lots … Read more

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