Gratitude

Note: The following reflection was written five years ago. In two days Bob faces an eight-hour surgery followed by two weeks in the hospital, the first week of which will be in ICU. It seems a fitting time for gratitude.

 

This morning I find myself snuggled deeply in the great big, warm lap of […]

Money Matters

The topic of money is a key source of divisiveness in marriage. It can cast a cloud of worry and blame and uncertainty over our everyday living. It can be a wedge between partners that affects the way they relate to each other. The effect of money issues on a marriage can be even worse […]

Self Respect and Self Inventory

If I feel put upon, put down, taken for granted, or in anyway abused, it will help to look at how I might be contributing to the problem. Perhaps I am taking myself too seriously. Could I be misinterpreting what he says? Am I projecting meaning into his words that isn’t even there? If I […]

The Victim

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Victor Frankl

If I seem to have a pattern of feeling picked on; if I often feel sorry for myself; if I see my […]