Gold Medal Marriage

The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close and for those who have watched, we have been inspired by seeing the fruits of the Olympians’ years of preparation and labor.  What can we learn from Olympians to inspire our pursuit of a “Gold Medal Marriage”? Recently I...   Continue Reading



Pursuer vs. Distancer

I fight with my husband from time to time. It happens because  happens. We disagree, but then we figure it out and move forward. Sounds easy, right? Not exactly, but it is  now that he and I understand more about ourselves and our relationship. Until just recently, every time we disagreed, we...   Continue Reading



Monopoly, Money, and Marriage

“I will buy water works from you for $250,” my husband offered.  We were playing our first  of Monopoly.  Sitting around the board was my daughter who is eight, my son who is ten, my husband Brad, and myself.  Having played board games with my husband for 13 plus years, I...   Continue Reading



Healthy Routines Make for a Happy Couple

Did you know that routines in a relationship can be valuable? As a society, we have developed a strikingly negative perspective of falling into a routine in our relationships.  We view spontaneity as the ideal norm.  With that being said, spontaneity is  in a relationship, but routines...   Continue Reading



The Rules of Taking a Time-Out

One of the most significant  I help couples learn to implement into their conflict process is the time-out. Though I’m sure this term makes you think of a toddler sitting in the corner of a kitchen on their mini-stool with a parent standing over them shaking their finger, a time-out in the...   Continue Reading



When Money Changes, Marriage Changes

When we think of retirement, we usually think about it in terms of. When money changes because of retirement, other changes in the  happen without much consideration. I recently sat down with several couples to learn about how retirement impacted their marriages. All had been married for over...   Continue Reading



3 Ways to Get the Best Marriage Prep

Expectations are high when planning a wedding. There is this need to find the perfect dress, delicious food, a picturesque location, and a photographer who can capture those special moments. Luckily, premarital counseling is becoming part of the wedding planning experience, but that begs the...   Continue Reading



Make Your Next Date Memorable

Couples at all stages may sometimes struggle with  ideas.  Whether you are a long-term, committed couple looking to change up your date routine, or a fresh couple looking for some new ideas, we have provided a list of fun, cheap dates that are bound to spark the butterflies. According to...   Continue Reading



Relationships are like Yoga

A few years ago, I went to a yoga class. I didn’t really want to, but a friend convinced me. I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into. A few years ago, I went on a date with a guy. I didn’t really want to, but a friend convinced me. I wasn’t really sure what I was getting...   Continue Reading

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