The Characteristics of Loving Homes: Part 2

The Characteristics of Loving Homes: Part 2

In my last article, I cited seven characteristics of successful and happy marriages. In this writing I would like to continue with TWO more observations. I have found that how a couple allows each other “Voice” and “Vote” matters. What Is Voice? One of the hallmarks...
Characteristics of Loving Homes: Part 1

Characteristics of Loving Homes: Part 1

In over 30 years serving homes as a Christian counselor, I have noticed some qualities that are found in loving and “successful” homes. Here is Part 1 of an ongoing series on the characteristics of these marriages. The Characteristics Found in Loving Homes Several...
The Importance of Prayer to Couples

The Importance of Prayer to Couples

On April 22, 2015, my father-in-law, Don, died just a month shy of his 90th birthday. On the day of his funeral, it was estimated that almost 450 people attended his memorial service. If one counted the many others who attended his wake the night before, sent cards or...
Christian Counseling, Communication and Mondegreens

Christian Counseling, Communication and Mondegreens

Since this is an article on communications, it is important to define and clarify this word: mondegreens. Mondegreens are mangled song lyrics that a listener might mishear or misunderstand. Here are some examples: “I’m just a girl” by No Doubt has been misheard...