Category Archives: Relationships

The Peacegiver – Book Review

Strained relationships are a significant cause of stress.  Whether it is with a spouse, child, parent, or friend, a problem interpersonally causes problems in many areas.  Although there are many behavioral tips for helping problems in relationships (perhaps a future post), this book gives many insightful and spiritual ideas that ring true.  I mentioned this […]


I love this picture.  It symbolizes so much about marriage.  Two individuals: two minds, two hearts, two spirits coming together in one journey.  They do not know what is ahead, but certainly have expectations.  They look in the same direction, but certainly with different perspectives.  They wait, together, sometimes touching, sometimes apart.  Marriage – what […]

Three Questions that Will Help Your Marriage

We all could use a little tune-up on our relationships regularly.  Relationships don’t just “happen”, and love certainly doesn’t maintain on its own.  Because love is a verb, we need to work at it. I remember when I had my twin babies, I was overwhelmed!  I had gone from 0 to 2 children in about 6 1/2 […]

10 Frugal (and Last Minute) Ideas for Your Sweetie for Valentine’s Day 6

It is important to show our love and appreciation to those we love on Valentine’s Day!  I know it sometimes seems contrived and prices magically seem to go up around this holiday, but it is an opportunity to celebrate love.  Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to make it special. Here are a couple simple and frugal ideas to […]