January 31, 2019

When I meet with couples I often hear again and again "my husband is this...my husband is that." It largely relates to two issues.

1. Anger


2. Lack of motivation

I don't just hear these things in counseling sessions. My wife has relayed to me that some of her friends t...

March 23, 2018

So….you’re cleaning your kids room after asking them for the 7th time to do it. While you’re doing it you run across some type of alcohol or drug. You’re shocked at first and then some denial comes in…then you’re angry. Figuring out a good way to handle it can be the d...

February 19, 2018


People are often looking for ways to stay connected with their significant others. In the search for the right formula, they often overlook simple things to make their relationships better. Sometimes the less complicated something is the...

November 20, 2017


Have you ever heard someone say that problems they have in their dating relationship will get better once they are married? Believe it or not this is a thing. This belief that marrying your one true love will solve all your problems is often shown in pop...

December 30, 2016

When relationships are going well it is sometimes hard to pay attention to things that may cause challenges in our lives. Others sometimes see these challenges but are often afraid to point them out for fear of offending or being told they are judgmental. As I have wor...

November 21, 2016


WOW….this political season has created a lot of hurt, sadness, pain and even loss. All these emotions translate into anger. When people are angry they unfortunately do all kinds of things that they often regret later.

     There have been many ways pe...

November 5, 2016

Some relationships suffer because a mom or dad get in the way. Did you marry the man or the mom?

June 12, 2016

I willbe clear about it from the start. I have two children with Down syndrome. A biological 5 year old and an adopted 4 year old. I've read many articles about special needs..."5 things a mom of aspecialneeds kid wants you to know"...:what it really means when your k...

March 7, 2016

     We as parents want to be the best that we can be when we parent our children. The problem is that we often have a lot of baggage from our past that make parenting difficult and we don’t even know it.


     Parenting books are written over and over a...

January 31, 2016



     I don’t know what I should do? My 14-year-old daughter was arrested for stealing a car tonight.  She said she had no knowledge of the car being stolen. I believe her about that but she still lied about whom she was going to be with.  She told me her frie...

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