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The Respect Dare
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Defensive or Offended Much?
Are you or do you know someone who gets defensive easily? You’re often surprised by their reaction – they take things personally, are easily offended, and make things about them. Sound familiar? The other side of this is being the person whose feelings are easily hurt. Whether you are in a marriage that is struggling, …
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Love the negativity?
Do you just LOVE the negative environment you’re in? Enjoying the constant complaining, criticizing, and condemning that’s going on? I didn’t think so… Wish you could change the atmosphere? You know the feeling, sitting around the dinner table, everyone talking about their day, but instead of a “this is what happened to me,” in a …
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Ready to quit your marriage?
Spouse walks in, sits down, doesn’t acknowledge your presence, ignores your greeting, starts scrolling on the phone. You’re standing there wondering, “Will it always be like this?”or worse, “Can this marriage even be saved?” Most people would want to lash out at that point. Who wouldn’t? You’ve been lonely for a long time, misunderstood, attacked. …
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The Respect Dare for Parents
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When Tempers Flare – Part 2
In looking at taming the wild beast within us when our temper starts to flare so that we don’t wound the ones we love, we need to take a step back and look at the goal we want in our relationships. As you think of your own conflicts, what is the goal? To get your […]
When Tempers Flare – Part I
Nothing spurs me on more than interacting with a wife and mother who “gets it”. Notice I didn’t say, “always gets it right”. It’s just that she recognizes that something needs to change in the communication with her husband and her kids. And if this mom had teenagers, I’m guessing she would become painfully aware […]
6 Things I Learned from an Embarrassing Kid Moment
Have you ever wished you were invisible because your tween or teen did something that embarrassed you? Trust me when I say that I’ve been there on more than one occasion. With four teens under my roof at one time, there was plenty of opportunity for me to encounter situations where my teens didn’t use […]
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