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3 Things Underneath Your Husband’s Desire for Sex

3 Things Underneath Your Husband’s Desire for Sex

Your husband wants sex? 3 things he’s not saying out loud: 1. “I need to feel desirable.”  We women may think sex is just a physical need for a guy, but that’s not most of what is going on. When his wife responds to him – or initiates it herself! – it meets a deep emotional need to feel that his wife…read more →

One simple choice will make you a kinder person

One simple choice will make you a kinder person

Here’s the good news: If you want to be a kind person, the quickest way to get there is to build a habit of praising others regularly. Here’s the bad news: You already think you do have that habit… but you probably don’t. You don’t express affirmation nearly as often as you think. A few summers ago, our family was…read more →

2 healthy ways to manage your mistakes

2 healthy ways to manage your mistakes

Guest blog by Jennifer Rothschild In 1991, I sang the national anthem for an Atlanta Braves game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Prior to that, I had only sung the national anthem once publicly — at the opening of the Little League season in West Palm Beach, Florida. Let’s just say that first experience was a whole lot less intimidating….read more →

Four Fantastic Facts to Know about Your Prickly Teen

Four Fantastic Facts to Know about Your Prickly Teen

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you’ve probably experienced the eye roll or utter disgust for whatever parental wisdom you’re trying to share. You’ve seen the defensiveness when you ask that one, small, innocent question. One day your little porcupine is open to your help and words of wisdom (often when they need rescuing from one fix or another!)…read more →

3 Essential Things You Need to Know About A Man’s Brain

3 Essential Things You Need to Know About A Man’s Brain

The funniest movie moment I saw last summer comes at the very end of Inside Out, as the main preteen girl character talks to a preteen boy at a hockey rink. We’ve been seeing inside her head the whole movie, but instantly the camera zooms out of her brain and into his…. where his mental control room is suddenly in chaos. The…read more →

3 Things Every Boy Needs From His Mom

3 Things Every Boy Needs From His Mom

In more than a decade of research with thousands of men and boys over the years, one thing that has stood out is the power of a mom’s words to build her son up – or (accidentally) tear him down. Whether your son is five or fifteen, several phrases are a big, big deal. Here are three: 1. “I’m so…read more →

Why your kindness to ONE person can change the world

Why your kindness to ONE person can change the world

Picture a cup filled with hot water. Now imagine taking a tea bag, dipping it in the water quickly, and taking it back out. The water is, for the most part, unchanged, with just a wisp of caramel color trailing through it. Now picture dipping the same bag back in the cup for thirty seconds. What happens? The water is…read more →

Seeking new writers!

Seeking new writers!

We are looking for more writers who can embody Shaunti’s voice through both original pieces and re-purposing of existing content. Do you meet deadlines in a timely fashion? Listen to constructive criticism and suggestions without taking offense? Have a passion for Shaunti’s work to improve relationships by explaining the little things that make a big difference? Send an email to…read more →

Two Things You Need to Know About Yourself

Two Things You Need to Know About Yourself

If you’re reading this, I can tell you two things about yourself. First: You think you’re a kind person. Kindness matters to you. You work at being kind, and you do not like the unkindness of others, or how harsh our culture has become. So you’re grateful that you, at least, are not like that. You feel good about being…read more →