The Freedom to Choose

Happy post-Juneteenth and 4th of July, my friend! Holidays like these remind us of our freedom. I want to also remind you that you have the freedom to choose how you will show up in your relationship. You – and only you – have the liberty to choose how you will show up in each interaction of your relationship. I …

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Preventing Fires in Marriage

Fires are unrelenting when it comes to the damage they can cause. All of the beautiful furnishings, belongings, and memories in a home can be wiped away in a matter of seconds. The same can be true for marriage when it comes to the impact of prolonged toxicity. I always say that “it is easier …

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Illegitimate Expectations in Marriage

Illegitimate expectations in marriage? Strong language, right? Well, the reality is that we are living in the age of the self-expressive marriage. Never in history have the expectations for marriage been as high as they are today. We want to achieve personal growth, self-actualization, meaning, and essentially our best lives in marriage. I am all …

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The Route to JOY in Your Marriage

On Thursday, after I picked up the kids from school, we saw one of Joy’s (my daughter) classmates in the store. When they saw each other, they both squealed with delight! Joy told me, “Look, mommy – it’s Harmony!” I said, “Hi Harmony.” Harmony turned to her parents and said, “Look mommy, it’s Joy.” Then …

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Ten Keys for Addressing Perpetual Issues in Your Relationship

I know how you are feeling. You told yourself that if this situation comes up one more time, you just may explode. Let me help you extinguish the fire at the end of your rope to your dynamite. My friend, you are not alone, and all couples have perpetual issues. Even the happiest of couples. …

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Pandemic Parenting

Dear, Momma! Dear, Daddy! I want to commend you! Raising kids is an amazing adventure under normal circumstances, but in these pandemic streets, or rather pandemic hallways of your home – it can go from cherished snuggles on the couch to you wanting to pull your hair out. Just breathe, my friend. I don’t know …

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