True Friendship

True Friends All of us need friends. But what is a friend, and how do you know when you have found one? With a true friend you feel: Accepted Heard […]

5 Ways to Be an Effective Father

Question I grew up with a dad that was physically and emotionally absent. We have two young sons and I want to be the kind of father that will help […]

Growing Through Conflict

What is the first memory that comes to mind when you hear the word conflict? How do you feel after experiencing a major conflict with someone you love? If you […]

Managing Adolescent Withdrawal

Question Our teenage son has become more withdrawn and isolated in the past few months.  Is this normal?  Is it something to be concerned about?  How can we help? Answer […]

Dating With Safety

Great and thriving dating relationships are built on safety, which provides the best possible environment for emotional intimacy to develop. Since emotional intimacy takes people to some of the most […]

The Ice Cream Lady

“When I grow up, I’m going to be an ice cream lady.” My four year-old daughter’s words caught me off guard. “You want to do what?” I inquired. “Daddy,” Taylor […]

Connection with Children

Question When I was a kid, I didn’t have a good relationship with my mother. She was a cold and distant disciplinarian, and I didn’t feel like I could talk […]

Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence? Have you ever wondered why some people seem to succeed at school, at work, in relationships, etc. while others of equal – or even higher – […]

Sibling Discord

Question We have a 12-year-old daughter who is a good child but who can be very unkind and unloving to her siblings.  She doesn’t like it when they are unkind […]