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    Roaring, Growling, and Howling

    Words are powerful. Once spoken, cannot be taken back. Argument is a war in which everyone loses. No minds are changed, and relationships are injured and may be lost. A battle to convince another that you are right is futile, and communication will not develop because neither can hear what the other is trying to say.  Read More...

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    Rules of Life’s Road

    To accept does not mean to stop caring, but to cease trying to change someone else.To accept is not to cut yourself off, but the realization that different is not bad.To accept is not attempts to control, but the acceptance that the outcome is not in your hands.To accept is not to blame others, but to make the most of yourself.To accept is not to take care of, but to care about.To accept is not to fix and make right, but to be present and supportive.To accept is not to judge, but to allow anothe...  Read More...

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    When Marriage Needs a Mulligan*

    It started out so well.  From the time their paths crossed, they were drawn together with a force they did not want to resist.  Dating led to engagement and on into marriage.   Read More...

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    If It Is Unsafe to Tell You No . . . I Cannot Tell You Yes

    If it is unsafe for me to tell you “No,” what happens if I do?  If it is unsafe for me to tell you “No,” and I tell you “Yes,” what does my yes mean?  If it is not safe to tell you “No,” does it matter to you what I think, feel, and want?  If what I think, feel, and want does not matter to you, how do you think I feel about my life in this relationship?  If it is unsafe for me to tell you “No” then you do not care what is important to me and cannot love me, so the relationshi...  Read More...

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