Communication

Raising Good Conversationalists

Do you sometimes feel embarrassed in front of your friends because your child won’t talk and simply grumbles a “yes” or “no” to an adult’s questions? Do you have trouble…

Mother’s Day Idea: Communicate Your Desires

I hope Mother’s Day holds joys and home made treasures for you this Sunday, but if there is a chance you will be disappointed if the celebration isn’t all that…

Listen to Your Kids So They Will Talk to You

“Mama, look!” “Mama, watch this!” “Mama, why is the sky blue?” “Mama”… followed by a five minute narrative about favorite cartoon characters, movies, or toys. “Mama, why does that lady…

Happy Marriage Hint: Husband’s Don’t Take Numbers

My kids are learning Spanish in school so when we go to the Mexican supermarket, we always make our kids practice.  One day, we walked up to the meat counter. …

Dear God, Please Superglue My Mouth Shut

A few years ago, my husband and I attended a lovely marriage retreat in the Georgia mountains. Even after thirty-two years of marriage Steve and I like to get a…

Are Screens Harming Your Child’s Communication Skills?

I remember when my daughter Lucy was two, she would scream “MILK!” from her chair like an irate tyrant.  I quickly realized that was not the right way to communicate. …

How To Let Minor Things Go So Your Marriage Is Happier

Do you ever find your head spinning around backwards because your spouse does something minor “the wrong way?” Perhaps the way he loads the dishwasher or dresses the kids makes…

8 Ingredients for a Lasting Marriage

In a few weeks John and I will celebrate 46 years of marriage. It seems to have gone by way too fast, but with five married kids and 21 grandchildren…

Your Heart Is a Follower

I have a friend who speaks of her husband as if he were God’s gift to all creation. I’ve met the man. While he is a nice person, he is…

3 Tips to Improve Your Marriage

My husband and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary! It doesn’t seem that long ago. We told a friend’s little daughter that we were celebrating our 40th anniversary, and with…

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