Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 20

5/25 Website of the Month – Marriage Revolution by Debra White Smith

Breaking Free from Your Family of Origin

Debra White Smith writes as an Author for ‘Marriage Revolution’, Monday, male female tug of warApril 07, 2008

Debra’s comments are based on the Passage: Genesis 2:20-25

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24 KJ

  There can be no cleaving without leaving. A husband and wife cannot fully join to each other until they have severed dependence on their families of origin. While connection with extensive family networks can be a great source of support and encouragement, they were never meant to be a controlling factor in the lives of a married couple.


Aug 11

5/24 A Relationship Profile on Conflict Solutions

ResourcesConsider the following statements about your relationship with your partner.  This is a profile FOR YOUR EYES ONLY.  You will not be asked to share it with anyone.  It is only for your own private consideration.  Be honest and go with your first reactions.  You do not need to spend an excessive amount of time on each item. 

Rate yourself in Column A.  Then rate what you think that your partner thinks about you in column B, using a 0 to 5 scale:

Rate the statement on a 0 = “This is not true for us.” to 5 = “This is very true for us.”


Aug 09

5/23 Life Law #5: “You can’t change what you won’t Acknowledge.”

Life Stratagies - McGrawWe continue with the Life Law series from Dr. Phil McGraw’s book on ‘Life Strategies’ with the topic of ‘You can’t change what you won’t Acknowledge’.  We have covered other parts of his book and his ‘life laws’ in previous posts.  Life Law #2:  “You either get it or you don’t.” 

Then we talked about ‘Payoffs.  From there, we shared Dr. Phil’s Life Law #3: “You Create your own Experience’.

 In this post, we continue with Dr. Phil’s lessons on finding the kind of life you want: