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Your husband has 5 basic needs. Are you meeting them?

Your husband has 5 basic needs. Are you meeting them?

The key to a successful marriage is unselfishness. If you can put your spouse’s needs above your own, you are on the right track. Having the desire to fulfill your husband’s needs is in no way submitting yourself to an inferior role as a wife. If you truly love your spouse, then you want to […]

One trait that will destroy your marriage

One trait that will destroy your marriage

If you knew that researchers had discovered a characteristic that dooms relationships, you’d do everything in your power to avoid developing that trait, right?   Well, they have. Marriage researcher, Dr. John Gottman, a well-known psychologist who has written many books about marriage and relationships, has compiled years of research and identified traits that ruin […]

20 Reasons Why Your Teens Get Mad At You

20 Reasons Why Your Teens Get Mad At You

Just when you think your teens are happy with you they start rolling their eyes and serving up a dose of unexpected anger. We can all relate to this, right? Well, as a clinical psychologist who has been working with teens for over two decades, as a mother of a teen and as a friend […]

8 Things Your Husband Needs To Hear You Say

8 Things Your Husband Needs To Hear You Say

You eventually hit that point where you’ve spent more of your life with your spouse than any other person in your life. At 26 years of marriage, my husband and I whizzed past that milestone several years ago. Quite frankly, it amazes me that 26 years is now considered a significant achievement. While I don’t […]

Six Things Submission Is Not

Six Things Submission Is Not

  What is submission not, according to 1 Peter 3:1–6? When I preached on this passage probably twenty years ago, women in my church found this question really helpful because we bring to the text presuppositions from our experience. You might hear submission means six or seven things, and five of those sound horrible to […]

5 Ways Midlifers Sabotage Themselves In The Workplace

5 Ways Midlifers Sabotage Themselves In The Workplace

A funny thing happened on the way to retirement: Things got uncomfortable at work. While age discrimination in the workplace is real, some older job-seekers self-sabotage in ways like these: 1. They resist all change. In today’s world, disruption is seen as the key to business success. Companies are focused on innovating, trying out new ideas […]

What It’s Like to Have No Real Friends

What It’s Like to Have No Real Friends

If you were to look at my Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, it would seem that I have lots of close friends — but the truth is, I’m one of the loneliest people I know. I don’t have a significant other, I don’t have many friends, and my weekends usually consist of solo Netflix binges and gossiping with […]

17 startling things that are killing your sex drive

17 startling things that are killing your sex drive

  f you’re unhappy with your sex life, you’re not alone. Sexual problems within marriage are one of the most common fights couples have; but yet there are so many reasons sex is critical to a marriage.If you are having a hard time ever being in the mood, consider some of these factors. They might […]

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

The following is an excerpt from my newest book, The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships: I’m a firm believer in making things work. I was married for nearly 30 years and endured the turbulence that all relationships experience in time. Divorce is always a valid option, but many times, people jump straight to it too […]

14 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Want Deep, Lasting Love

14 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Want Deep, Lasting Love

People talk about falling in love as if we don’t have a choice as to when or where we fall. But we do. Friendship is the key to a lasting love, right? So why aren’t we trying to fall into friendship first? The “falling in love” model of romance is misleading anyway, because love is […]