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Would of….Could of …… Should of….

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on August 29, 2016

“Would my husband have stayed if I had made better meals for him?” “Should I have paid more attention to my wife?” “Could I have lost that last 20 pounds of baby weight?  Would he have found me more attractive?” “Could I have made her fall back in love with me if I had gotten […]

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Marriage Matters for CURBING CRIME and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on July 26, 2016
by Rev. Michael Wolfram

This month we are nearing the end of the summary results adopted from Why Marriage Matters: Thirty Conclusions from the Social Sciences, a publication of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values.   The final area in which the study found that Marriage Matters is in regards to Crime and Domestic […]

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Communication: Listen with your heart

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on July 22, 2016
by Lutheran Family Service

When people connect with one another, there is energy that is brought to the relationship, and with each connection and understanding of the other, the relationship grows. God’s design for our life is to be in relationships with one another, to be connected.

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“I think we should break-up…”

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on July 13, 2016
by Audrey Winterhof

No matter what the reasons are, a break-up can be tough – if you still want to be in the relationship and/or if you are the one choosing to end the relationship.  Here are a few things to keep in mind if you find yourself at the end of a relationship. The end could be the […]

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“What Should I Be Looking For in A New Spouse?”

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on July 1, 2016
by Gerry Bruhn, LISW

The question that takes work to answer. One of the age old questions that I get from clients who are looking for a new partner is, “What should I be looking for in a new spouse?” The question is an appropriate one, but often times what’s not being taken into consideration, is all the necessary […]

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Couples and Money

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on June 24, 2016
by Gerry Bruhn, LISW

Finances appears to be one of those hot button issues for most couples, particularly for couples just about to enter into marriage. It seems you can depend on the fact that the two will have very different notions of how the finances should work in their new household. You may even find yourselves avoiding this […]

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Is this Abuse??

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on June 17, 2016
by Audrey Winterhof

At times it can be pretty clear when you are in an abusive relationship.  But there are also times when it can very difficult to tell. An abusive relationship is not a healthy relationship.  Ask yourself the following questions to help you determine if you are in a healthy relationship or not.  If you can […]

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Marriage Matters for EMOTIONAL HEALTH and WELL-BEING

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on May 31, 2016
by Rev. Michael Wolfram

I have been blogging about why marriage matters based on conclusions from the Center on Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values.  Their research shows that marriage is good for us in many ways including our mental health and emotional well-being!  These are some of their findings: Children whose parents divorce have higher […]

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What is a Godly Marriage?

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on May 26, 2016
by Kristi Manley, LMHC

Scripture tells us that marriage was God’s idea. It was meant to be the first building block of family and a place for little humans to become mature humans, capable of survival. Everyone needs family, that has never changed, from before Christ to today. Relationships within the family are all about getting our needs met, […]

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Problem Solving in Relationships

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on May 6, 2016
by Dorothy Westin, LISW

Problem solving in a relationship can be simple, but not easy.  It takes a lot of hard work from both individuals in the relationship and the know-how to tackle these three steps together.

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