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My Husband is Stuck in Victim Mindset and is Draining Me
Morning friend, Let me ask you a question that I’ve been pondering this week. Are you living each day doing what you want, or what someone else requires or wants? For example, if you want to spend time reading, or doing art, or taking a walk, do you do it? Or do you tend to defer to what other people…Read More
I’m In A Destructive Relationship With Myself
Morning friend, We spend a lot of time figuring out how to handle the destructive person in our life but what if the destructive person is in our own head? This week’s question examines an extreme form of anxiety called Scrupulosity, but we all battle with internal lies about who we are, our value and worth, and being able to…Read More
Is Numbed Out Better Than Feeling Sad?
Morning friends, I’ve recently started taking my 3 granddaughters, ages 9, 8, and 7 hiking over Christmas vacation. Our first hike was short, about 1 and a half miles and easy. They loved looking over the mountain top, seeing the vista below. Eating snacks and being with Nana was fun too. They were game for a second hike the next…Read More
Am I Making Up My Abuse?
Morning friends, Hope you had a great weekend. I got a bad cold but had a great speaking event at the Casablanca Bridal Shop in Newport Beach, California. The sponsoring organization, Celebrate Forever, seeks to educate couples on what makes relationships work, and equip them with the tools and skills to transform bad relational habits into ones that will help…Read More
My Husband Constantly Blames Me
Morning friends, I’m snowed in today. Yesterday too. It’s beautiful but cold. I feel like I’m in Chicago instead of Pennsylvania. Many of you feel like you are in the desert place. Some are tempted to despair. We must fight that feeling. Thomas Merton writes, “The desert is the home of despair. And despair is everywhere……This, then is our…Read More
He Said He’s A New Man. Now What?
Good Monday friends, If you are a Veteran, I want to thank you for serving our country and sacrificing yourself for my freedom. I’d love to thank you by gifting you with a CD, The TRUTH Principle. Just e-mail my assistant Donna at email@example.com with your name and address, and I will personally sign it for you and mail…Read More
What To Do When His Depression is Hurting You
Happy New Year’s Eve What resolutions are you making this year? Do you typically keep them? I dread heading to the gym on Tuesday because it will be crowded with all of us who made 2013 the year to lose weight. Research shows however, that most people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions often as early as January 15th.…Read More
Blog Topic: My Husband is Negative. What Can I Do?
Morning friends, I am in sunny California until tomorrow visiting my adorable granddaughters. Thought you’d enjoy seeing how much they’ve grown. When I return, I am sitting in my chair for the next 5 days straight doing nothing but working on my book. Please pray God gives me wisdom and flow for it to come as I’m already feeling behind.…Read More
Topic: My friend is depressed. What can I do?
Good morning friends, As you think of me, pray for wisdom as I work on my new book The Emotionally Destructive Marriage. The task seems daunting and overwhelming at times. I’m encouraged by your kind words but desperately need your prayers. Rejoice with me, I will be doing an interview with Focus on the Family on two of my books,…Read More