• Relationships

    Knowing Your Partner: Love Map Questionaire

    Back when I was getting my graduate degree from the biggest Christian university in (quite possibly) the world, I had to take class after class on counseling (hence the Marriage and Family major). Despite not pursuing my license (sorry school, I’m done!) I did come away from two plus years of classes having gained knowledge worth knowing. One of the exercises I did for a class with my then spouse was what you’ll see below. The “Love Maps Questionaire”. In short, in any relationship, communication is key. But after we tie the knot, it may drop off. Reason being, we’ve gotten what we pursued and fought for. We’ve won. But…

  • Church and Faith,  Forgiveness,  Healthy Living,  Relationships

    I Don’t Want Your Apology

    As a teen, and young adult, I listened to a lot of music that today, as a parent, I wouldn’t let my kids listen to. With all the arguments, disagreements, and discussions out there now about shielding our children, I still feel that way. We are in an age where media, be it videos, NetFlix, PureFlix, Redbox, Disney Channel, our magazines, YouTube, it all has an impact on us, and our feelings, beliefs, and emotions, and music is not exempt from that level of coercion and power. If in doubt, think to what kinds of music and songs you listen to when you’re sad. Do you reach for an uplifting…