Man & Twin Hurt Hurling Bricks at Each Other During Argument

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Now, here are two guys who could really have used a copy of God Help Me, These People Are Driving Me Nuts! From FOXNews--"Well, they're worth battery charges for twin 52-year-olds after officials say an argument ended with them hurling the projectiles at each other.  The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Michael and James Remelius were arguing in the front yard of a home last week when Michael first threatened to throw a brick at his brother. According to a police report, Michael Remelius … [Read more...]

Escaping the Blame Game: 5 Steps to Reclaiming Your Power

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When things go wrong, we love having someone to blame.  It's a seductive game that makes us think that blaming others will give us control, but in reality, as long as we play the blame game--whether serving or being served--we have no power to change anything.  We may manage to convince ourselves that nothing is our fault, but it also means that we won't be able to do anything to respond to our problems because taking action would be akin to taking back the blame."Who?  Me?"Blame is an ea … [Read more...]

Resolving Sexual Conflict–A Spiritual Response

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Research shows that about 80% of couples experience some degree of conflict related to mismatched sexual desire.  Some couples manage this mismatched desire well while, for others, differences in desire can become a huge marital issue.  What separates between these two groups?Libido Not the Cause of ConflictIt turns out that mismatched sexual desire may, by itself, not be necessary contributor to marital conflict.  New research suggests that it is the couple's response to mismatched de … [Read more...]

Are Your Committing These 2 Relationship-Killing Habits?

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When you have a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you withdraw like a turtle into its shell? Or perhaps you expect your partner to be a mind reader about what ticks you off?  Those aretwo of the most common types of disengagement in relationships, and both can be harmful, but in different ways and for different reasons, says researcher Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University's College of Arts & … [Read more...]

5 Signs YOU’RE Dealing with Toxic People

Although, as Christians, we are called to be charitable toward others, there are some relationships that we simply have to acknowledge are patently unhealthy.  Certainly we can pray for healing, but wemight need to do that from a distance! Unfortunately, sometimes the least healthy relationships are the ones we’re most anxious about letting go!  This article from PsychCentral can help you discern whether you’re in a toxic relationship with a poisonous person. 1. It seems like you can’t … [Read more...]

Healthy Marriage Habit #3: Emotional Regulation


Each day, in celebration of the release of my latest book, When Divorce Is Not An Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love, I’ll look at one of the 8 habits that separates “marriage masters” from “marriage disasters.”  Last week, I summarized all 8 habits and we've looked at the first two habits in greater detail already.   Today, I’ll describe the third habit, Emotional Regulation.  After a brief explanation, you’ll have a chance to take a quiz that can help you evaluate how he … [Read more...]

“Mommy, Daddy, Stop Fighting!” Parental Conflict Hurts Kids’ Ability to Identify/Control Emotions


Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child's ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study. Exposure to the home can shape children's neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral responses."Our study points to ways in which aggression between parents may powerfully shape children's emotional adjustment," says C. Cybele Raver, professor of applied psychology at NYU Steinhardt and the study's lead author. "Arguing and … [Read more...]

Protect Your Kids from Cyberbullies with this 1 Simple Habit


Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health.About 1 in 5 adolescents has experienced recent online bullying and cyberbullying, like traditional bullying, can increase the risk of mental health problems in teens as well as the misuse of drugs and alcohol. It is important to understand whether cyberbullying contributes … [Read more...]