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In my 30 years of working with people, I have seen the power of forgiveness set people free. An adult child who was sexually abused, a wife betrayed by a husband, a teen whose addicted father beat him, a parent […]

Some things we do are completely predictable when it comes to divorce-having affairs, being abusive, struggling with an addiction, etc. But a family law firm, McKinley Irvin,  put together a list that might not be so obvious. After listening to […]

Erin was crying in my office. Her husband didn’t trust her and the problem wasn’t infidelity, well sort of. What she described was another type of relationship breach, financial cheating. While we all could probably agree that sexual cheating on […]

Wishing for the perfect mate? Well there is good news and bad news. Here’s the bad news first. According to a study at the University of Gothenburg and University of Oxford, men want attractive young women and women want older men […]

Kirstin was being pressed to say, ‘Yes” to a dating proposal. She didn’t know why she struggled to make this basic commitment to date a really nice man in her singles class at church. She wants to eventually get married and […]

I admit, when it comes to sharing finances in a marriage, I am old school. Once married, my husband and I combined our bank accounts and shared. We saw this as part of the “I” becoming a “We.” What’s mine […]

Most parents don’t think their kids are watching porn. However, a 2016 Indiana University study did a preliminary analysis of data of more than 600 pairs of children and their parents. The results indicated that parents are naive when it comes […]

It’s the month of love! As we celebrate matches we hope are made in heaven, do you pay attention to your financial compatibility when it comes to choosing a partner? Money talk is not the most romantic topic when you […]

It’s post Valentine’s Day and the pressure is off..at least that might be thought of some couples. One day to celebrate romance, has come and gone but what if you are not feeling the love and lack desire for your partner? What could be wrong? […]

My boss made a nice gesture at work. He gave gifts.  He passed out a single rose to all the employees and reminded us to not be so busy, we forget to smell the roses. And this gesture occurred days before […]