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Eight Tips For Life Balance

Eight Tips For Life Balance

Is balance even possible with all we have going on today?  What does balance even look like? It sounds good…it seems like something to shoot for but is it realistic?  Too often we find ourselves overwhelmed and many times, it is with good things in our lives: jobs, children’s activities, social events, church, trying to […]

Three Ways To Tame The Inner Hulk

Three Ways To Tame The Inner Hulk

ANGER MANAGEMENT You stupid idiot…get off the road…where did you learn how to drive!  Do these words sound familiar to you? Unfortunately, the expression of anger is commonplace in our culture.  We laugh hysterically when we watch characters on our favorite TV show get angry and in the case of the Incredible Hulk we are […]

3 Ways FaceCrack (Facebook) Ruins Relationships

3 Ways FaceCrack (Facebook) Ruins Relationships

  Are you a part of this social-networking phenomenon? It has been described as addictive and “like crack.” I, myself, have joined Facebook in the last year. I got tired of “why aren’t you on Facebook?” Please don’t get me wrong, I love staying connected with family and friends through the network, however, I have […]

Facebook: Three Ways To Prevent Divorce

Facebook: Three Ways To Prevent Divorce

Did you read the recent headlines that Facebook is to blame for 1 in 5 divorces in the United States?  According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) 81 percent of the country’s top divorce lawyers all agree that there has been a significant increase in the number of cases using social networking evidence […]

Three Reasons Women Marry Less Educated Men

Three Reasons Women Marry Less Educated Men

Have you noticed this trend lately?  More women are marrying men who are less educated than they are!  But here is the real question…does it really matter if a woman has more education than her man?  Will the different levels of education impact how they get along in each other’s social circles? Of course, there […]

Three Things You Need to Know If You Are Married Sleeping Apart

Three Things You Need to Know If You Are Married Sleeping Apart

Did you know that more than 23 percent of married Americans sleep alone according to the National Sleep Foundation?  The reason that couples reported that they sleep separately was because of snoring, restless leg syndrome, pregnancy, and different work schedules, but is it a good idea?  According to the National Association of Home Builders, there’s […]

Four Ways Families Can Cope With Economic Stress

Four Ways Families Can Cope With Economic Stress

Job loss, car trouble, a leaking roof, credit card bills! What else can happen?! What do you do when the month has more financial demands than the bank account can handle?  These are very real life-events for so many right now; all hope is not lost, even though it can feel very overwhelming at times. […]

Five Healthy Couple Conversations

Five Healthy Couple Conversations

When I counsel couples that are not married yet, I often probe about their past and current conversations.  If a couple responds, “We have not discussed that yet”, it reveals one of the contributing factors as to why they are in my office. A recent study published in Psychological Science says that people are happier […]

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5 Things To Renew Your Relationship in the New Year

5 Things To Renew Your Relationship in the New Year

What are your New Year’s resolutions for the coming year?  Many times people set goals that include specific career, weight, and financial goals.  How about setting some specific relationship goals?  Below are five things you must do to renew your relationship in the New Year. 1) TAKE INVENTORY This conversation can be fun and invigorating […]

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Five Wrong Reasons People Marry

Five Wrong Reasons People Marry

Are you or someone you know considering marrying their partner? Many couples get married based on feelings or circumstances. Marriage can be a wonderful experience through proactive work. During pre-marital counseling sessions with couples, one of the questions I often ask: what do you like about each other and why are you getting married? Many […]

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