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    Rules of Life’s Road

    Rule 1: Choose to accept what you cannot change by changing how you think about it.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 rig...  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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    Maintaining Your Balance in Uncertain Times

    Life is uncertain and hard.  Yet, life at its most difficult is liberating and good.  It calls us to our best and most determined self.  It separates us from our stuff so that our true self is able to emerge.  It enables us to differentiate that which is of lasting value from things with temporary satisfaction.  It separates the overcomer from the ones who are overcome.  It weeds out the weak and tests the strong to make them stronger.  It is impartial neither ...  Read More...

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