marriage

What could have ruined our marriage

During our 30+ years of marriage we had occasionally heard of couples ending their marriage due to infidelity. But, for whatever reason, in 2015 Lynne...

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Fighting For Love – Even What It’s Hard

Valentine’s Day and anniversaries are often viewed as a barometer for our romantic relationship. But it’s NOT roses and romance a couple days a year...

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How I Avoided a Full-Blown Affair

One day, early in my career, I found myself growing attracted to a woman at work. I felt competent and respected in this rewarding and...

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How I Responded When My Spouse Confessed Attraction for Someone Else

Since our engagement Jim and I established we would not hide things or keep secrets in our marriage. It’s easier said, in nice marriage vows,...

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Affirmation: The Struggle to Stay Positive

  “Stay positive.” It’s almost a cliche at this point. But the parenting truth behind this oft-spoken statement is that kids need constructive affirmation and...

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“How can I be loving and supportive when I think my spouse is wrong?”

Recently we received this question from a mom in response to one of our posts. Q: When I watched the video about Jim and daughter...

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How to Parent Together When You’re Total Opposites

When I married Jim, I was very attracted to his fun-loving playfulness. He frequently made me laugh with his gregarious joy. (Even as I write...

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The Best Defense against “Hook-up Culture” is a Good Offense

American culture is more sexually charged than at any other time in history. Sex is no longer valued by the general population as an intimate...

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How One Small Change Made a HUGE Difference

Patty and Carl had been through more coaching sessions than most parents, and felt a bit stuck. Patty chronically focused on her shortcomings as a...

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