Signs That a Person May be at Risk for Developing a Gambling Problem

There are more than 750,000 people in Florida with a serious gambling problem. For most folks in our area gambling is fun and recreational. However, as recent research tells us, gambling is a growing and serious problem. A “yes” to any of the questions means the person is at risk for developing a gambling problem [...]

The Serenity Prayer

Remember the funny episode of the TV program, Seinfeld, where George Castanza’s father, when upset, screams “Serenity Now!  Serenity Now!”  As though screaming for serenity when he’s most upset about things will bring it to him.  George’s dad wanted it, tried to claim it by screaming it out loud, but didn’t and couldn’t achieve it. [...]

Investment Tips For Your Relationship

[in-vest-m uh nt] 1. the investing of money or capital in order to gain profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value. 2. a devoting, using, or giving of time talent, emotional energy, etc., as for a purpose or to achieve something.   What couples do in relationships that are working well: Make a [...]

BARRIERS TO INTIMACY & ADDICTIVE DISORDERS

Addiction [uh- dik - sh uh n] 1. the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.  A few facts about addictive disorders~ According to a recent NIH study there are over 17.6 million people in America [...]

Emotional Barriers & Depression

One of the more common emotional barriers found in relationships is depression. The following information provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.   What makes depression different from the blues? Depression is a serious medical condition that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects how you eat and sleep. It alters your self-perception. [...]

Barriers To Emotional Intimacy

In an earlier post we talked about developing emotional intimacy. In review, developing emotional intimacy is an ongoing process whereby a husband and wife develop an emotionally safe space where they are able to listen and really hear each other while freely and openly expressing their feelings, thoughts, and opinions about anything without fear of [...]

Developing Emotional Intimacy

“Developing Intimacy is an ongoing emotional growth process where a husband, wife or committed couple develop an emotionally safe space where they are able to listen and really hear each other while freely and openly expressing their feelings, thoughts, and opinions about anything without the fear of criticism and judgement.” ~Lyn and Terry Ganaway Next [...]

Love

“The most desired gift of love is not diamonds, roses, or chocolate. It is Focused Attention. Love concentrates so intently on another that you forget yourself at the moment. Attention says: ” ‘I value you enough to give you my most precious asset- my time.’ ” Whenever you give your time, you are making a [...]

God’s Definition of Love

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses [...]

Understanding the Inner Lives of Women: Part III

se-cu-ri-ty 1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety 2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear   “Your woman needs emotional security and closeness with you so much that she will endure financial insecurity to get it.” -Jeff Feldhahn   *Key # 3 SECURITY Why does she…? Accuse you of “not caring about her,” when you’re [...]