Learn to Fight Fair

“You’re trying to change me,” Leslie blurted as we sat down for dinner.

“What are you talking about?” I demanded with as much piety and surprise as I could muster. Truth be told, I knew exactly what she was talking about. I was trying to change her. She knew it. I knew it. I just didn’t want her to know that I knew. It had been tense in our little apartment ever since we got home from work. The issue? Who knows. It happened more than 25 years ago. All I recall is that I’d made some inane comment about not being able to find something I could always find in my kitchen growing up.

“I’m talking about the way you make snippy comments,” Leslie said as she tried to restrain her tears. “No matter what I do, it’s not good enough.”

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How to Handle Working Mom Guilt


 How can I stop feeling guilty and resist the temptation to be “Superwoman”? I’m a working mother with a preschooler and a couple of school-age kids who are also involved in lots of extra-curricular activities. I have to admit that I feel bad whenever I’m not doing something “productive.” My family’s schedule is so tight, and there’s so much to be done, that I feel compelled to “work” – and sometimes that involves multi-tasking – all the time. If I don’t, I quickly become gripped by the fear that things won’t get done.


 We’d suggest that a new lease on life begins with an overhauled attitude. If you want to escape your burden of workaholism (and that’s exactly what you’re describing), you’ll have to change your way of thinking and adopt an entirely new philosophy on life.

Let’s face it: the concept of the

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Porn: Is it okay to look?

Our culture has bought into two lies about pornography:

  1. Most guys look at porn. It’s normal behaviour.
  2. Porn does not hurt anyone. It’s no big deal.

Here’s the truth – men have trouble separating love from lust. Love is personal; lust is impersonal. Love is a matter of giving; lust is a matter of taking. Love seeks stability; lust is short-lived. Love overcomes addictions; lust fuels addictions. Men who just “look at” pornography have begun the descent down the slippery slope to sexual addiction, and that hurts both them and their wives. Men addicted to porn compartmentalize; they put loving their wives in one box and lusting after pictures of nude women in another box. They don’t see the connection. So, what for women are inseparably entwined – love and sex – can Read more

Coming Home

by Focus on the Family
Rushing off to work … coming home weary… paying the bills … raising the kids. It often seems like an endless cycle. But during the quiet moments, do you dare to be honest with yourself? Have you ever wondered, "Is this all there is to life? Is it merely a 70-year cycle of eating and sleeping, of getting and spending, of growing older and older?"

If your heart longs for something or someone that will give meaning to your existence, this article can help. The following takes a straightforward look at the things we value in this world and shows that there is much more.

There is a way to live that brings satisfaction at our inner most levels. You’ll

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