Closing Your Mental WindowsOne of the most important parts of transitioning into lovemaking is developing the mental discipline to close down the many mental windows open in a woman’s mind. A woman must be able to “turn off,” in order to be able to “turn on!” My friend and colleague, Mark Gungor, comedian and popular speaker on marriage, talks about how men’s brains are more like individual boxes (that don’t like to touch), whereas women’s brains are more like an interconnected web of wires with Read More.
Recently a woman who was asking for my advice said, “My 10-year-old son, Benjamin, will not do what I say. I know he hears me but he just ignores me when I talk to him. How can I get him to listen to me? I know I shouldn’t feel this way, but it’s like his heart is hard or something. He doesn’t seem to care about helping out or listening to me at all.”When this woman shared her frustration with me, I knew exactly what it felt like to feel ignored by a child. When my oldest daughter was three Read More.
I hope this day seems a blessing to you. Whether you are at the top of the mountain of joy, or in a deep ravine of difficulty, each day we are granted breath to live, learn, and understand more about ourselves, the Plan, and about others – there are blessings to obtain.When it’s nighttime, the stars shine brightly. What a thoughtful and beautiful reminder that- even in darkness- there is light to guide us. [Read More at Meridian Magazine] Read More.
Protecting Yourself and Escaping from Domestic ViolenceGetting out of an abusive or violent relationship isn’t easy. Maybe you’re still hoping that things will change or you’re afraid of what your partner will do if he discovers you’re trying to leave. Whatever your reasons, you probably feel trapped and helpless. But help is available. There are many resources available for abused and battered women, including crisis hotlines, shelters—even job training, legal services, and childcare. You Read More.
“The Perfect Lie”—Tiffany Webster’s dynamic talk (in the “Hope Works” series on the Mormon Channel) brought it all back. As she described her idealistic goals and how she chased perfection (in both looks and performance) only to crash in discouragement, I realized that young women today face the same dilemma I faced so many years ago. But perhaps the media makes the challenges even greater now. What intrigues me is the similarity between two myths that all women deal with every day.Parallel Read More.