Secret #1 to a Highly Happy Marriage: Little Is Big

Marriages aren’t made or broken through dramatic gestures. It’s the small, everyday actions and choices that determine success and happiness. Learn more about what the happiest couples do in The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages. Wish Shaunti could speak at an event in your area? You can help! Forward this piece or others to [Read More...]

Dads: Four Phrases a Daughter Needs to Hear From You

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Dads, we know you love your daughter.  And you know you love your daughter.  But you might be surprised at much she needs to hear it.  In the research with teens and preteens for For Parents Only, I found that these four phrases have a lot more impact than you might think.  And as you’ll [Read More...]

Moms: 4 things your son secretly wishes you knew about his temptations

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Moms: 4 things your son secretly wishes you knew about his temptations Even after years of researching what is in the heart and mind of men and boys, I still wasn’t quite ready when my pre-teen son began struggling with the same visual temptations as everyone else!  In honor of all boys who want to [Read More...]

Want a Truly Happy Holiday? Four Ways You Should “Let It Go”

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Embed from Getty Images   “Let It Go” is more than a Frozen anthem for the pre-school set.  It’s also a hard-core success strategy for giving yourself – and those around you — a truly happy holiday!  I saw the power of a few of these little actions in the research for The Surprising Secrets [Read More...]

3 things every boy needs from his mom

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In more than a decade of research with thousands of men and boys over the years, one thing that has stood out is the power of a mom’s words to build her son up – or (accidentally) tear him down.  Whether your son is five or fifteen, several phrases are a big, big deal.  Here [Read More...]

For Women: Five Reasons to Have Sex with the Lights On

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Yes, the idea is scary for many women!  But in 12 years of researching the things our husbands wish we knew but don’t know how to say, I heard the heart behind this wish – and saw five surprising reasons to take the risk. When he knows you want him, it increases intimacy.  A husband is [Read More...]

Ladies, do you know how to support your normal, visually-wired husband in this abnormal culture? 4 actions that matter

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1. Show him you’re someone he can talk to about it. Regardless of where your man lands on the visual temptation spectrum, a calm conversation is the starting point.  But many men are hesitant to talk, since they are convinced their wives will never understand – or, worse, will be hurt.  So no matter what you’re [Read More...]


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