We Fight!

November 19th, 2009

Tired of fighting about the same thing over, and over, and over again? This video will give you a tip on how to break that pattern! Conflict managed well will lead to more intimacy and closeness. Click on the video below.

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Discipline vs Obedience

April 1st, 2009

All parents want to raise kids with the ability to make good decisions.  One of the crucial elements required of parents is this:  Parents must first understand the difference between discipline and obedience. Check out the video below, and you will be a step closer to well disciplined kids who will make better decisions.

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“Sorry,” Part 2

July 21st, 2008

In “Sorry,” Part 1, I mentioned that apology is rare in some marriages. Why is that? After all, during courtship couples create a bond they dearly desire and strive to protect. I have heard many couples mention that apology occurred more frequently during courtship than during the entire span of the marriage. Here are some thoughts about infrequent/absent apology.

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“Sorry,” – Part 1

July 14th, 2008

CounselorLetter This issue of CounselorLetter will focus on apology. Apparently Elton John was so accurate when he said, in one of his songs, “Sorry seems to be the hardest word.” The complaint that apologies are offered too infrequently and insincerely is near the top of the list couples mention in my office.  The desire for, […]

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Blame & Defensiveness

June 30th, 2008

CounselorLetter Blame & Defensiveness Damage Relationships Conflict is unavoidable. We all face it daily whether with a spouse, sibling, friend, employer, boyfriend, girlfriend or stranger. Blame is one element of conflict that tends to inhibit conflict management. What is Blame? When viewed from one perspective, blame is the placing of responsibility on the object or […]

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