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Self First or Spouse First?

Self First or Spous First? 

Have you ever watched a street juggler or magician with all kinds of objects flying through the air under his or her graceful control? I have seen them use the easy to manage juggling balls, bean bags, bowling pins, chain saws, oranges, and many other things. It is fascinating to watch each object spin through the air with grace, continually getting a little nudge to keep going. I have also seen an object fall to the ground by accident. Juggling is a talent that I do not have.

I often feel like...


When Your Kids Will Not Forgive One Another

I recently heard a church leader say that Heavenly Father does not want us to do what’s right, He wants us to choose to do what’s right. In my home, it does not matter to me if they choose it or just do it…I need the fighting to stop! I am fairly certain that it is not only my family who has struggled through this year trying to make sense of craziness. These ongoing changes have many families all stirred up in a big pot of anxiety and emotion,...


When Your Spouse Rejects Your Love

Many years ago, I read the book entitled “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. It truly opened my eyes to see an issue that I personally faced in my own marriage. I remember early on when my husband proudly gifted me a triple warming dish. I was thrown off by his gift and did not understand why he would give me something so unnecessary. I thanked him but he could see in my face that I was a little less than impressed. He later told me that he had bought it for me because I...


5 things Hollywood gets wrong about marriage

5 things Hollywood Gets wrong about marriage

I cannot go to the grocery store without having the latest divorce news jumping off the covers of Hollywood’s gossip magazines. They slap on the pictures of the most beautiful people together and then make us wonder why the marriage failed. Hollywood, or more aptly...


When Your Child Says "I HATE YOU"

Hasn’t every parent held their little child in their arms at some point and seen a future of love and closeness? Then the day comes when said child decides they know everything and no longer need a parental figure. With or without family training, helping your children grow up into contributing adults is difficult! Assisting children in understanding how to make choices by living...