“I Will NOT Forgive You” Are Painful Words

“I Will NOT Forgive You” Are Painful Words

Imagine you make a mistake. You treat someone poorly or you say something stupid that you regret. You truly want them to forgive you. Now imagine that this person says to you, “I will NOT forgive you!” Wow! How would that feel? How would that affect your...
Beating Yourself Up Can Beat Up Your Marriage

Beating Yourself Up Can Beat Up Your Marriage

“You never wanted to be with me anyway,” my husband said as he walked out of our front door one night. We had had an argument. Of course, neither one of us remembers what the conflict was about in the beginning. When my husband left, we both thought our marriage might...
How to Train Your Spouse – or Anyone!

How to Train Your Spouse – or Anyone!

Relationships are like sports. They take time, commitment, and great training to be successful! The problem is that sometimes we are training our spouse in a way that creates pain in our team because we aren’t focused on the things that really score points.Imagine a...
Your Spouse is NOT the Real Enemy

Your Spouse is NOT the Real Enemy

When we experience contention and misunderstandings in our relationships, we may feel that our spouse is our enemy. Even though two people experience the same event, they may have totally different experiences. Your perspective and beliefs are the sum of your past and...