Saying Goodbye to The Good, The Bad and The Indifferent

Our family lovingly call the house I grew up in just by its address, 1203. A few years ago, I, like many people, had to say goodbye to a home I’d loved. I’d done it before. I’d departed several homes, either due to moves or divorces. I’m a...

The Boundary-less Couple: Victims and Savers

Boundaries. What in the world does that word really mean when it comes to relationships? A boundary is a limit, an edge, where one thing stops and another begins. When someone says, “I don’t have good boundaries,” what do they mean? Generally, they...

When A Parent’s Unconditional Love Is Worn Away

Whenever I hear the term “unconditional love,” I think of the first moment I saw my son. That’s probably the purest love I’ve ever felt, or ever will feel. All he had done so far was breathe and cry a little, and I loved him. Yet unconditional...

What Could Be The Best Valentines Gift You Could Give Yourself?

In the second grade, I was elected “Valentine Queen” of my class. I wore a glittery paper crown all day long. and dreamed of future ascensions. Miss Pine Bluff. Miss Arkansas. Miss America. I remember the surprising happiness that seeped inside of me,...

When Your Marriage Has Turned Into A Business: 7 Healing Ideas

There are thousands of couples whose marriage has turned into a business. Don’t get me wrong. All couples are running a business. There’s the business of household chores, of coordinating kids’ schedules or work trips out of town, of paying bills, or...

10 Questions To Ask If You’re In A Codependent Relationship

People describe themselves as “codependent” these days as commonly as they ask for ketchup with their fries. What exactly is codependency? Is it a good thing, a bad thing, or somewhere in the middle? There are many different definitions, and many different...

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