Relationships

What Were They Thinking?

Isn’t that the question you ask when your pastor runs off with a church member or your friend runs off with his/her trainer from the gym?   The verdict is in: Count 1:  Infidelity – Guilty Count 2:  Not thinking – Guilty What were they not thinking about? The consequences of their actions –... -Read More


A Match Made in Heaven or Online?

Have you found your perfect match? No? Perhaps you are hoping that God will provide that mate at your church’s singles group or at a Christian dating Internet site such as ChristianMingle.com. If that’s the case, don’t let the Christian part of the “mingle” fool you. While God might use a dating site to... -Read More


Does This Dress Make Me Look Fat?

Men, does this question strike fear in your hearts? It is the title question raised by Stephen James and David Thomas in their book subtitled “A Man’s Guide to the Loaded Questions Women Ask.” Other no-win questions they teach you to answer are: • “Do you notice anything different about the house?” • “Do... -Read More


Insights to Emotional Health for Couples

What’s the difference between couples whose marriages remain faithful, upbeat and nourishing (FUN) and those who get stuck in the routine, unhappy and tedious (RUT)? Current psychological research verifies repeatedly that emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional health (EH) have a direct effect on maintaining quality FUN relationships. The following three potent secrets discovered in... -Read More


Giving Your Heart to the Wrong Person

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (Proverbs 4:23). While trying to find the one you will marry, giving our heart to the wrong person is a heartbreaking experience. It is not unusual for people to find themselves in a relationship with someone who initially presented himself... -Read More


Romantic Date Ideas in South Florida

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the age-old question about what to do or where to go pops up again. But let’s face it, the standard of a (crowded) dinner at a good restaurant can feel unoriginal — not to mention the hassle of waiting for a table can strip the pleasure from the evening. And... -Read More


Wives: Are You a Gift or a Burden?

Marriage is not a word. It’s a life sentence. Is this how your husband feels about your marriage? Are you unknowingly destroying your husband and killing your marriage? According to an article by Katelyn Carmen on FamilyShare.com, there are five ways to do exactly that. As you take this inventory, consider how these relate... -Read More


Enjoy a Healthy Life Balance

We usually associate the Christmas season with words like joy and peace, giving and receiving, happy and merry. Other choice words could be stressful and tiring, packed and rushed, expensive and…perhaps…Aaaaahhhhh! What are the best practices to enjoy a healthy life balance? Actually, our lives are an outward expression of inward living. Jesus’ career... -Read More


The In-laws Who Stole Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all thro’ the house Not a couple was merry, not even one spouse.   The stockings hand quilted by Grandma with care, Were replaced by Dad’s mom with new store-bought pairs.   The children played video games all snug in the den, In hopes that Mom and Dad... -Read More


What’s Lurking Under the Hood?

On a scale of 1 — 10, with 10 being the highest, how would you rate the condition of your marriage?   Husband 9.5 – Wife 2.0 Before founding Live the Life, Richard Albertson attended a marriage class with his wife. When asked to rate their marriage, he pridefully proclaimed a 9.5. In shock,... -Read More