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Category Archives: Relationships

Take the Risk – Be Intentional in Your Relationships

We are meant for connection that is intimate, where we can be truly known by another. When someone knows only where we work, how many kids we have, our relationship status or other very practical things about our lives; they only … Continue reading

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Married to Your Counselor? –The Personal Side

I believe it takes your whole life to achieve your destiny. I feel there are things we are supposed to accomplish in each season of life. And, we “achieve” our destiny only when we finish the race of life and … Continue reading

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Seasons Change, Our Need for Connection Remains

Tomorrow morning if you wake up And the future is unclear I… I will be here -Steven Curtis Chapman, I Will Be Here The holiday season can be a time of connection where friends and family get together for parties, … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence (DV) — The Personal Side

When I was in high school, one of my friends (let’s call her Laura) dated a guy who often abused her both physically and emotionally. She was tragically affected by domestic violence, but at the time I had no idea. … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence (DV) — The Practical Side

Whether you watch football or just follow the news, you may by now have heard that the NFL has put new policy in place to crack down on players who commit acts of domestic violence. This policy comes on the … Continue reading

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Building Trust

Many couples (whether they are dating or in a committed relationship) spend so much time and energy whirling around in circles. They’re trying to understand each other, guessing if the other truly cares, wondering if they are committed… mostly just … Continue reading

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Can We Fall in Love Again?

This question is asked by many couples who find themselves in a place where one or both no longer feel affection for the other. They wonder how they got here, and is there any possibility they can love each other … Continue reading

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Change is within Your Reach

I remember one day when my son was around 3 years old he was playing with a metal bowl that reflected the light from the window onto the ceiling of our living room forming the shape of a crescent moon. … Continue reading

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Relationship Inventory — The Personal Side

I have always said that whenever I need to work on something “the universe” has a way of letting me know. Recently, everywhere I turn the topic of relationship improvement is surfacing. I am reading about it in various books, … Continue reading

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Relationship Inventory — The Practical Side

We are constantly taking inventory of different things in our lives. How much food is in the refrigerator, how many clean outfits we have left to wear before taking a trip to the dry cleaner, how much money is in … Continue reading

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