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I’m Sinking. How Do I Get Stronger?
Morning friend, I am exhausted but loved taking our three granddaughters for five days to San Diego for vacation. We went to Legoland and the beach and took long walks with the dog. (If you want to see a crazy video of me on a ride with my granddaughter, click here). We talked and colored and collected seashells. Sometimes we…Read More
A Recipe For Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons
Morning friends, Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. For many of you it will be a tough day. You are struggling with family or marital stress that makes being thankful a true challenge. Instead of answering a specific question this week, I want to ask you to answer two questions (at the end) that will help you learn how make lemonade…Read More
What’s the Difference Between a Difficult, Disappointing and Destructive Marriage?
Good morning friends: Is it possible to mistake outspokenness for emotionally destructive speech? How do we tell the difference between a difficult relationship, a disappointing one, and a relationship that is destructive? This week’s question: I come from an abusive background (physical, emotional, verbal). I am divorced for more than 3 years. I’m dating a man whom I find to…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
Grieving in the Holiday Season
Merry Christmas Friends, Are you all ready for Christmas? Is the tree up and decorated, stockings hung, cookies baked, gifts bought, cards signed and sent, and presents all wrapped? I didn’t think so. But if there is such a person out there who has all this done, please share your magic secrets with the rest of us who are scrambling.…Read More
How To Stop Making Christmas Happen For Everyone
Good morning friends, This week I am in Florida at a beautiful condo on the Gulf of Mexico that some friends of mine graciously let me use to rest, read, think, pray and write. I probably will have a little fun too. But beauty is so restorative to my soul. As I’ve said before, it’s essential to our spiritual and…Read More