How to Better Understand Your Spouse

Understanding is one of the keys to a successful marriage. A deep understanding of your spouse is an important step in sharing a true bond. Everyone wants a partner who…

Resolving Control Dramas in Relationships

One of the ways to resolving control dramas in relationships is to see “control” as the illusion it really is. Control is completely made up in the minds of the…

Relationship Control Issues: Too Controlling or Being Controlled?

When the two of us were first together many years ago and we got into battles of control (like a lot of couples)… Susie would think she was being controlled…

To the Mom with Teens on the Dating Scene

Editor’s Note: This article is part of our Valentine’s Love Letter series. Check out the previous letter here. Dear Mom with teens on the dating scene, This love letter is…

When Anger is Met with Love…

It’s Otto writing today and I want to share a story about one of the most difficult days of my life in the hope that it will be helpful to…

Almost Everyone Has THIS Problem (and Doesn’t Know it)-Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back

Jenni and Jessica are two women originally from the Midwest who, by all accounts, seem to have everything in life… Except for the one thing they want most. Jenni is…

Climbing Out of the Guilt Trip and Manipulation Trap

Julie felt overwhelmed and hopeless that once again she’d fallen into her twenty-something son Jason’s guilt trip and manipulation trap. Several months ago, Jason had quit his job as a…

Feeling Manipulated? Here’s What to Do…

Joyce was so tired of her husband always having an excuse when it came time to help with the weekly house cleaning. They both worked outside the home and Joyce…

To the Author of Love

To the Author of Love, I don’t speak to you as much as I could.  There are times when I only run to you when I need something. There are…

The Blessings of Failed Relationships

When we suggested that what Carol called a “string of failed relationships” were really blessings, she bitterly laughed and called us crazy. She’d survived two very difficult marriages and divorces,…