Eating to beat depression

During the long winter months, it is easy to fall into bad eating habits, but what is most important to keep in mind, is that nutrition can affect your mood! The better you eat, the better you will feel. Making healthy eating choices will help you not only feel better physically, but emotionally as well. Magnesium, found in dark green...[ read more ]

Hypersexual disorder can be linked to hyperactive stress systems

Do you know someone with a sex addiction, or an overactive sex drive? Recent research has shown that sex addiction can be linked to hyperactive stress systems. In a stress regulation test using the cortisone drug dexamethasone, men with hypersexual disorder showed higher levels of stress hormones than controls, a finding that the researchers hope will contribute to improved therapy for...[ read more ]

Marriage Myth: My Spouse Will Make Me Whole

Many of us may have grown up with the belief that your spouse will "make you whole", or "complete you", and that every couple is "made for each other". This is a dangerous myth that can sow the seeds of confusion and doubt in your marriage if things are less than perfect. Marriage is a God-given way to improve and...[ read more ]

Stay strong during times of struggle

No one goes through a life of completely smooth sailing. At one point or another, we will all experience some form of difficulty or hardship. Of course we can't shove our problems under the rug, but we can't either allow for them to take over our lives. So what can we do when everything around us seems so bleak? We...[ read more ]

5 tips for being married to an introvert

Are you married to an introvert? Any introvert can tell you that they draw their energy from being alone. An introvert is not necessarily shy, but after spending time in a social setting, they will need time to recharge. Extroverts, on the other hand, are energized by people. They enjoy spending time socially and this is how they recharge. (more…)

You can heal from your depression through mindfulness

Do you have trouble managing your emotions? Are you struggling with depression? If the answer is yes, you may greatly benefit from implementing some mindfulness techniques into your daily routine. Mindfulness requires you to be aware and present in each moment, allowing you to fully experience every situation in your life, the positive as well as the negative.  (more…)

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Criticism, Defensiveness, Contempt and Stonewalling, are 4 negative communication patterns that can lead to your relationship's downfall. Dr. John Gottman, from the Gottman Institute calls these patterns the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" because in most cases, if the behavior isn't changed, your relationship won't survive. Watch this video to learn more about how to eliminate the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse,...[ read more ]

You can restore a broken relationship with these 7 biblical tips

[caption id="attachment_489" align="aligncenter" width="300"] You can start to enjoy your relationship again![/caption] Every relationship has its ups and downs. At times, things can get so rocky, you might even think of giving up. Pastor Rick Warren, writing on Faith Gateway, says relationships are always worth saving. While it may take work and practice, forgiveness in relationships will bring honor to God, and...[ read more ]

We Need To Focus On The Powerful Truth Behind Addiction

If you can’t walk a mile in the shoes of another, the least you can do is keep from judging them for the condition of their soul. Are you or a loved one struggling with an addiction? (more…)

Secret Love Advice: The 80/20 Rule (Not Everyday is Valentine’s Day)

[caption id="attachment_918" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Not everyday is Valentine's Day. Top secret love advice from J.D. Murphy.[/caption] You probably heard of the 80/20 rule. Applied to a business, you might expect 80% of your sales to come from 20% of your customers. In your love life, the 80/20 rule may well hold true as well. You may find that most of the...[ read more ]