Marriage & Family Matters
Why Your Teen Needs Peer Pressure
Why Your Teen Needs Peer Pressure Every parent worries about the effects of peer pressure on their teenager. And there is good reason for them to be concerned. Some peer pressure is welcomed, like friends urging your teen to go … Continue reading
Why Women Drink
Why Women Drink There’s a Facebook page titled “Moms Who Need Wine.” Last time I looked it had 667,000 likes. Then there’s the Pinterest site that’s titled “OMG, I So Need a Glass of Wine or I’m Gonna Sell My … Continue reading
Not Having Enough Sex?
Not Having Enough Sex? One of the stereotypical images of marital sex is that men want more and women want less. In our marital seminar, we have a questionnaire on what makes for successful marriages and what leads to failure … Continue reading
Have a Good Identity Crisis, Please
Have a Good Identity Crisis, Please Events that cause big changes in our lives can be devastating. Lost your job? Laid off or fired? It may take longer in today’s economy to find that new job, than it takes to … Continue reading
Pain Killers are Killers
Pain Killers are Killers Our culture seems determined to kill pain, but instead of killing the pain, it ends up killing too many of us. The death rate for women hooked on opiate pain killers like ocycodone or hydrocodone has … Continue reading
Are You a Blabbermouth?
Are You a Blabbermouth? We all do it at times. We end up sharing too much with someone, and then wonder later why we gave so much information to that person. It seems to be happening a lot these days, … Continue reading
A Deadly Triangle
A Deadly Triangle There’s a fascinating old book and the title says it all–My Mother; My Self. It is about the high potential for daughters to struggle with a symbiotic relationship with their mothers–showing how difficult it can be for … Continue reading
How Often Do You Say “I”?
How Often Do You Say “I”? It shouldn’t be surprising, but one area of research has to do with how much people use the word “I”. What sounded like a foolish research project really had some interesting results. One study … Continue reading
Why We Have Sex
Why We Have Sex When asked this question, the wife said, “I do it for him,” and the husband responded by saying that afterwards, he often felt guilty about their having had sex because he felt so selfish. Somehow he … Continue reading
What to Do When Your Kid is Anxious
What to Do When Your Kid is Anxious What do most parents do when their kid is fearful or anxious in a given situation? Typically, a parent will help their child escape the feared situation only to see that the … Continue reading