1.You can be in a relationship for months and only be talking. In the world of modern relationships, you can date someone for months, even spend more time together than a married couple, but when it comes down to someone asking about the relationship, you’re only ‘talking’ with the person, not ‘with’ the person. This not only opens the space for major confusion, but also opens the floor for cheating, with one person on one page about the relationship, and another person on a completely...

by bote brian on 26 March 2019

1.It decreases stress. When a home is full of clutter or filled with unfinished projects people will become more depressed because it’s a stark reminder that they failed to meet a goal. A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that women who felt disorganized had “Flatter diurnal slopes of cortisol, a profile associated with adverse health outcomes.” The findings were relevant because lower cortisol causes depression, anxiety and mood disorders and...

by bote brian on 26 March 2019

1.Empathy Michele Borba, parenting expert and educator, recently wrote a book entitled Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. The book highlights the value of empathy and why it’s important in raising children and how an empathetic child has a higher chance of being successful. Empathetic children are more aware of the world that’s surrounding them. They see things as having value and recognize the feelings and emotions that the people around them feel on a day-to-day...

by bote brian on 26 March 2019

1.Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” The world today only knows brokenness, but God believes in hope and restoration. God’s plan for your life includes an incredibly hopeful and prosperous future. He has exciting things planned for your life and cannot wait to utilize you as a Christian in His army. God wants to bless your life to become one where you will truly thrive....

by bote brian on 17 March 2019

1.As You Get Older, You Should Lower Your Relationship Expectations Just because you’re growing in age doesn’t mean you have to lower your relationship expectations. So many singles get lost in the “I’ll take what I can get at my age” mentality that they think they’re not worthy of a partner who meets their standards. Contrary to the belief that you have to compromise your desires with age, relationship partners get better with age. Why? Because they’re generally more established,...

by bote brian on 16 March 2019

1.Find the Bright Side Tragedy can strike at anytime and its only human nature to react by getting upset. However once the dust has settled, you must pick yourself up and look for the positive. If you’re strong enough to find the bright side, you’ll find that you will have grown as an individual. 2.Adjust Your Expectations It’s okay to lean on others and ask for help. But its not okay to place unreasonable expectations on others. To have a happy and healthy life, we must find...

by bote brian on 16 March 2019

1.Share Household Tasks When you and your spouse are unhappy about the division of household chores or tasks, the stress level in your marriage can increase dramatically. If one spouse is taking over more tasks than the other, consider taking on a non-routine task this week or simply helping them with what they’re doing. If you see your wife or husband sweeping consider pulling out the vacuum or if you see your wife beginning to wash the dishes, consider wiping them down and putting them in...

by bote brian on 6 March 2019

1. Develop a Relaxing Schedule. If you’ve reached the magic age of 66 and you’re able to retire, now is the time to relax and rejuvenate. Most of us have been taught a strong work ethic which has served us well. But the vitality of 8-5 with only a two-week vacation belongs to the past season. Nap when you feel like it. Stop setting your alarm. Sleep in on Monday mornings, which used to be the most stressful day of the week. Spend time watching the sun set or the sun rise if your circadian...

by bote brian on 1 March 2019

1. (Lack of) Communication Most of the problems we experience in our marriages can be solved (or prevented) if we just would do a better job of communicating. In a successful marriage, you have to fight the urge to sweep things under the rug. Don’t allow things to fester. Instead, keep an open line of communication. Bad things tend to happen in the absence of communication. Instead of giving our partner the benefit of the doubt, we assume the worst. As a PR person, I’ve spent a lot of time...

by bote brian on 25 February 2019

Paul Asher is a talented reporter who is having a crisis of faith. He once believed in God, but a visit to war-torn Afghanistan changed all that. He now questions everything he was taught about religion. He also has a crumbling marriage. And he’s battling emotions and thoughts from seeing soldiers die. What will it take to rescue him? Perhaps an interview with the Almighty would help. That’s exactly what Paul gets: three sit-down interviews with God, 30 minutes apiece. Will it help? An...

by bote brian on 21 August 2018