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Communication. We all know that it's important in healthy relationships. We need to communicate. We need to share with each other. We need to be clear and assertive. We know all this. And yet we continue to struggle when we try to talk to each other. Maybe we don't really understand what it takes to communicate effectively with our intimates. Maybe it's time for some more specific instructions. We all know that it's important in healthy relationships. We need to communicate. We need to share with each other. We need to be clear and assertive. We know all this. And yet we continue to struggle when we try to talk to each other. Maybe we don't really understand what it takes to communicate effectively with our intimates. Maybe it's time for some more specific instructions. Continue reading
The series on family communication continues. Until now the focus has been on resolving some of the most common causes of family disharmony. We have worked on building a foundation for peaceful home life. But we aren't going to stop there. We want joyful homes. We want families that truly LIKE spending time together. How do we get that? We have to go beyond fixing problems. Continue reading
We've talked about the importance of communication here before. A lot. It is a vital component to all healthy relationships – romantic relationships, parent-child bonds, even friendship require us to be able to communicate well. It is how we connect with one another. It’s also how we alienate one another... Continue reading
Conflict is an inevitable part of every co-habitating relationship. When we live together, sometimes we fight. We don’t all agree on every decision all the time. This holds for husbands and wives, parents and children, siblings. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you live under the same roof, occasionally you will face conflict! Continue reading
I've talked before about the importance of rituals. Families thrive on the little things that add to their unique identity. Here are some suggestions to get you started. Continue reading

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