5 Tips for Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions

According to a study done by the University of Scranton nearly 45% of Americans set New Year’s Resolutions every year but only 8% actually succeed. There is no reason you can’t achieve your goals. These 5 ideas will help you get started on your new year. Read more

Relationships: Taking the Next Step

The next step. Those are the three words so often said in relationships when they have progressed to another level of intimacy or seriousness. If you had asked me two years ago if I would be experiencing a next step in my previous relationship, I would’ve said it was not likely to happen. Read more

Discipline, Parenthood, and Martial Arts

We homeschool our children, and have recently enrolled them in the School of Tomorrow program here in the Philippines. But apart from that program my wife and I endeavor to teach them something that we may need to relearn ourselves: discipline. Right off the bat, I can say that my self-discipline is not so good.  Read more

Orphaned Before 50!

You may think the title strange but I want to get your attention. I’m not one to preach about smoking, I don’t smoke, never have, so I can’t tell you about quitting, but I can tell you about not quitting. Read more

Giving Regular Doses of “I Love You”

One of the things I cherish the most as a dad is the ability to say “I love you” so many times to my wife and children every day. I’m the type of person who just calls one of my daughters out of the blue and says those three words with a hug. Read more

Lonely This Christmas? 9 Helpful Tips

Christmas is almost upon us again. The shops are crammed with sparkling decorations and excited shoppers. Christmas trees are beginning to appear in folk’s windows, the first Christmas songs are being played on the radio, and even the weather is turning cold and frosty as if in anticipation of the big day. Christmas can be a time of great joy and laughter, of celebration with family and close friends, of parties and dinners and cosy firesides just for two; but it can also be the loneliest time of the year for many. Read more

8 Ways to Survive Your Family Christmas

For many families Christmas is the only time of the year when everyone gets together under one roof to ‘celebrate’. Unfortunately, there’s often a very good reason for this gathering remaining just an annual ritual; sibling rivalries, past grudges and personality clashes abound. There’s more than a grain of truth in the old adage; “You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family”! Read more

The Growing Pains During My First Year of Marriage

I never realized how loving, yet tough something as foundational as marriage could be. You soon discover that living with someone else, day after day, can become draining. However, as draining as it may be, you would much rather have them beside you than anywhere else. Yes, this sounds a lot like love, but this is marriage. Of course, love is there, but day after day, you realize there is more needed, to keep this marriage afloat. Read more

How To Protect Children From The Pain Of Divorce

Divorce is never pleasant or easy and it’s particularly tough when kids are involved.  A traumatic and acrimonious divorce can leave an indelible mark on your child’s psyche forever.  Here’s some invaluable advice for parents to make a difficult time easier on your child. Read more