Your Roots Make A Difference

. Today’s question comes from the site of Wiselike by an anonymous member.

Q: “What are the roots of your findings (about relationships)? Is it from personal experience? Or patterns that you’ve seen?” Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,

I’d like to give you the short version, but I think your question deserves the complete story. I’ve never told my story quite like this before,  but I’ll share it today in full humility because someone needs to hear it.

Our roots make a huge difference, but they don’t define who we are, no matter what our experiences or patterns look like. 

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What to say to a young couple wanting to get married

The Question

“What do you consider when advising a new couple in their early twenties?” Thomas

This is a good question, though I’m not sure from what perspective Thomas was wanting a response from, parent perspective, friends, coach, marriage counselor, etc. It would have been helpful to know that first, but my audience is usually faith conscious entrepreneurs, often between the ages of 25 and 55, who are looking for a stronger connection to God, themselves and each other as a couple or family.

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Why Relationships With Spouses Ought To Come Before Relationships With Children

The Question

“How do you feel about the advice that couples put their relationship before everything else? I’ve seen some relationship experts recommend that couples put their marriage first, even over the kids. Do you recommend something similar? It seems selfish say no to spending time with the kids on a night off just to have a date night with the hubby.” Mia

You might be unhappy to find out that yes, I do indeed recommend that parents put their relationship first.

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Is There Ever A Point When A Couple Should Call It Quits?

Today’s Question

“Is there ever a point when a couple should call it quits? What are typical precursors to this?” Emma

Relationships are definitely not a ‘one size fits all’. Not everyone has a desire to heal their relationship or stay together. And though most people focus on precursors, I’m going to flip those on their head and share what I believe will serve you better. In today’s video, I’ll share what will keep you together so you can focus on those instead. 

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America Is Filled With Kryptonite. Is It Too Late To Change The Trajectory?

There is a form of Kryptonite running rampant in our country. It’s called indifference and we’ve given it lots of territory. This is a life-sucking hope-draining trajectory for our entire nation unless we do something about it.

When Brandon Stanton, Humans Of New York Author and Photographer, wrote an open letter to Donald Trump, he shared his concern of just how indifferent Trump has become, and how it will affect America if he is elected president. After reading it, I began a speaking campaign to change the trajectory of our country.

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How To Stay Motivated By Inspiration

Photo by: Matthew WiebeMy sister-in-law recently told me I’m one of the most “highly consciously aware” people she knows. I’m just glad she doesn’t see me as a guru wrapped in garb who meditates all day. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but she knows I’m simply an idealist who strongly believes in a healthier lifestyle. I also believe in a healthier love you can’t find from this world alone.

Where most people want a degree and a job, I want adventure. Lord willing, I’ll live out my calling to the very best of my ability until I’m called home. I also work my tail off doing what I’m called, led or prompted to say or do on a daily basis. Sometimes its easy, sometimes its very hard and sometimes its even life threatening. What I know though, is that its absolutely the way I want to live until the end. 

For those who enjoy living in a tidy home, without interruption or fear, this must seem like insanity. I get it. I live like that too when I’m focused on my writing (like today) and I’m sitting behind my computer so I can get my next article written or next book published.

Since scripture is my main mentor and guide, I want to unify in love, to exchange life experiences and to encourage freedom. I like living my life this way because it helps people believe that anything is possible. Its like taking an old broken down home and rehabbing it to make it beautiful again. I absolutely LOVE seeing the before and after picture of anything, but especially the human spirit.

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How couples can discuss religion, even when they believe differently

Photo by: Samantha SophiaReligion and politics are two topics everyone says you should avoid discussing with your mate. I say there is no conversation that should be avoided as long as two emotionally mature adults are present.

In this article I’ll share a few tips that work for my husband and I when it comes to discussing religion from differing viewpoints. I trust this can help in some way, especially if you are divided on beliefs.

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