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

1. Realize there’s a reason for your pain. I, too, remember asking God “why” in the wake of my parents’ divorce and the discovery of my father’s closet alcoholism for more than two decades. Being raised in the church, I didn’t expect to go through something like that. And I certainly couldn’t think of a good reason that it happened. It wasn’t until I came upon a passage of Scripture that I realized I might never understand the “why” and that’s okay. In Isaiah 55:8-11,...

by bote brian on 20 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

From the day we are born, we are taught things. We are taught to speak, to write, to spell and everything in between. As we progress in life, we are taught social ethics, we get to know the difficulties life brings our way, we are taught to be strong and face our problems. What we miss out are the very basics of human nature , we are never properly taught ways to avoid toxic and harmful relationships, we just get warned without the means of getting out of them or turning them into something they’re...

by School Of Life on 11 May 2018

No one lives a stress-free life, no matter how amazing or normal their lifestyle is. You may find yourself stuck in certain traumatic situations when you want everything to just stop, you start finding a “pause” button to life. The best way is to think and solve. This article focuses on six questions that you can ask yourself when you’re going through tough times. 1. Can I Live Without Him/Her? If all else fails and you still find your relationship going down in flames, the last...

by School Of Life on 10 May 2018

A large proportion of the population seem to think that it is unfortunate to be single. That they can only be “complete” once they have met that special someone with whom they would find eternal happiness. Nothing could be further from the truth. Oh, this article is most certainly not to condemn all of those happy couples. Know that I am infinitely happy for all those of you have found someone just right who loves you for you. But what I mean to say here is that the idea that you...

by School Of Life on 9 May 2018

This is actually going to be an article about self-realization. I usually write about my personal experiences and this is going to hit home! I used to be one of the most self-deprecating and pessimistic people anyone would come across, but I came out of that sad and empty shell and I became very self aware and started loving everything about myself. You think you’re not good enough? You think you need to prove yourself to everyone else? You think you’ll never amount to anything? Then you seriously...

by School Of Life on 9 May 2018

Don’t expect so much, you’ll get hurt. The word “expectation” is probably one of the most powerful words in the world. We all have our fair share of expectations from others that we like to live on and be content with. Keeping expectations from others is not a bad thing, as long as your expectations are met. But in a realistic world, most of the time our expectations are left unfilled and are forgotten. This article is for you guys to be stronger and happier with your own selves and to...

by School Of Life on 9 May 2018

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future,” stated Franklin D. Roosevelt. In these uncertain times, his words ring more powerful and true than ever before. Here Are Five Things ANY Parent Can Do To Set Their Child Up For A Successful Future In Our Ever-Changing World: 1. Prioritize The Learning Process Over Achieving Perfection. It’s important for children to feel that success is a result of effort – not inherent advantages, talents, or...

by School Of Life on 8 May 2018

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages,” wrote Friedrich Nietzsche. As it turns out, there are plenty of other variables that can make or break your union as well. Emory University researchers Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon studied over three thousand married couples in hopes of finding commonalities that led to either long lasting unions or quick splits. Their findings, published in this paper and further visualized here by University of Pennsylvania...

by School Of Life on 8 May 2018