Build a Better Relationship in Three Weeks! (Part 3): Rebuilding Relationships

Rebuilding Relationships. We’re in the home stretch! To build better relationships we have talked about spending time with someone, listening/sharing with that someone, and now . . . Giving. Everyone knows what it means to give. From objects (clothes, furniture) to time (listening, driving to a ballgame) to emotions (love,…

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Build a Better Relationship in Three Weeks! (Part 2): Listening.

In Part 1 we talked about building a better relationship by spending TIME with people. When you spend time on anything you will see results. Have you ever met this woman: she has a standing hair appointment every week that she never misses; she wraps or covers her hair every…

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Build a Better Relationship in Three Weeks! by Evelyn Ransom

I never get to see my friends. I wish I knew how to talk to my teenager. My spouse and I are more like roommates. I don’t really know my brother/sister at all. I see the same faces at church/work every week, but I really don’t connect with anyone. Ever…

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Embracing Personalities in the Workplace

In the working environment you will encounter every type of person imaginable. Creative, structured, detailed-oriented, free-thinkers, talkers and thinkers – you name it. How do you navigate in an environment so diverse without losing your mind? First, to thine own self be true! Determining your own personality traits will take…

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Quick Turn It Over

I just learned to really cook pancakes — good, fluffy, I-want-to eat-them pancakes. My husband taught me that it’s all about watching the bubbles and controlling the heat. Once the batter is in the pan, I must carefully watch the bubbles as they appear on the top of the pancake.…

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Surviving New Seasons in Your Relationship by Evelyn Ransom

Every year seasons change. From winter to spring, summer and then fall. Each year the process repeats. Of course, each year each season presents its own unique differences and challenges. One winter can be extremely mild. Anyone ever worn shorts at Christmas? The very next winter can be bitter and…

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Whose Job Is This? Divide Responsibilities with Your Spouse without Causing Division

The Business Model A few years ago a man started a business. He discovers that there is much to do: write a business plan, secure financing, managing the taxes, paperwork, servicing potential customers, advertising, building maintenance, janitorial services and developing business relationships. He comes to the conclusion that he cannot…

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How Can I Keep My Child Safe?

One of the scariest moments in the life of any parent is when you really internalize the fact that you cannot protect your kids from everything. You get them immunizations, take them to church, set them on the path to getting a good education, teach them to look before crossing…

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Romance on a Schedule? Find Creative Ways to Reconnect with Your Spouse–without the Kids!

Keeping romance alive in a relationship is easy. Get a babysitter for the weekend, book a stay in a nice hotel, have breakfast in bed, sleep late, play golf or go to the spa, have lots of un-hurried sex then return home rested and rejuvenated. Okay–now back to reality. In…

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