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Why You Need to Start the 30-Day Kindness Challenge TODAY!

Why You Need to Start the 30-Day Kindness Challenge TODAY!

Today (January 16, 2017) marks a big day: the launch of the 30-Day Kindness Challenge nationwide! Although you can start it at any time – and will see a marked improvement in your relationships if you do – we encourage people to start TODAY if you can! Why? Thirty days from today is Valentine’s Day. And the 30-Day Kindness Challenge…read more →

Join Me Tonight for a Major Announcement on Facebook Live

Join Me Tonight for a Major Announcement on Facebook Live

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TONIGHT AT 8 pm ET VIA FACEBOOK LIVE! You know those days when you are so excited about something, you’ve just gotta tell somebody? That is how I feel about what is going on with the new book launch and the 30-day Kindness Challenge initiative that goes with it! First things first: Although no-one knows it yet, The…read more →

4 Ways to Keep your Temper When You Want to Blow

4 Ways to Keep your Temper When You Want to Blow

While doing some research for my next book, I realized something important: when we are angry, most of us handle it wrong! Here are four ways to keep ourselves from (forgive the Marvel reference) turning into a big green rage monster when we otherwise really want to! 1. In advance, realize: “venting” only makes things worse! Most of us have…read more →

Proof that Church Attendance Matters

Proof that Church Attendance Matters

I don’t have a lot of pet peeves. But one of the few is when people quote the old urban legend, “Well, you know, the rate of divorce is the same in the church.” Which is one I debunked in my 2014 book, The Good News About Marriage. Really, any urban legend gets under my skin, but this one infuriates…read more →

3 Ways to Rebuild Family Bridges Over the Holidays

3 Ways to Rebuild Family Bridges Over the Holidays

You know those college-football bumper magnets that say “A house divided?” Perhaps she supports University of Michigan, he’s a rabid Michigan State guy. Maybe it’s Alabama vs. Auburn.  Or USC – UCLA. Regardless, the couple has to learn to get along during football season. I feel like our entire country needs a bumper magnet. A house divided. Republican vs. Democrat….read more →

Why the “Married Sex” Video Makes Me Furious

Why the “Married Sex” Video Makes Me Furious

Recently, someone asked what I think about the “Married Sex During the Week” video posted on Facebook and chortled about on social media. Have you seen it? Some women think it’s hysterical. I haven’t found a single man who does. And this vast difference points just how clueless we women can be about something that has a huge emotional impact on…read more →

Two reasons why he walks away from an emotional conversation

Two reasons why he walks away from an emotional conversation

A reader recently asked: “Why does my boyfriend always seem to RUN from a conflict?  Well, not so much conflict, as emotion.   When things get intense, especially if I start crying, I need resolution –but he’s heading out the door.  I try to keep him there, but he says he needs space and leaves.  It is hurtful.  He’s a…read more →

The two most dangerous assumptions women make about relationships

The two most dangerous assumptions women make about relationships

After I finished speaking at a recent women’s event, a beautiful woman who I will call Sierra came up to ask me a question.  “How can I get my husband to do anything to improve our relationship?  He has completely shut down on me.  He won’t go to counseling, he won’t read any books.”  She picked up one of the…read more →