Relationship Blog

Thrilled to Share Advice for Great Relationships This Holiday Season

We were so thrilled to have the opportunity to talk with Radio Show hosts Joel Markel and Marianne Levy of the Preferred Company show. We offer our 7 survival kit steps to help you cope with family drama during the holidays.  Please listen to the full interview below, but here is a recap…

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Benny and the Pets

Wearing our Green Bay Packer shirts in eager anticipation of the Sunday nighttime game, we streamed Christmas lights along the bushes in our front yard. The SUV with Ohio plates inched our way. A small cluster of fear immediately gathered in our stomachs as we noticed a “LOST DOG” sign…

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7 Ways to Make This Thanksgiving Smooth as Gravy

We imagine right now that many in our world feel as though we are having an emotional civil war. Except, we’re not civil. Divided and angry, we’ve become disempowered and shut off from one another. Our good will toward man is like five-day-old Thanksgiving stuffing—dried up. Some of us feel…

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Shawshank and Sherpas

On Sundays, after we sing in our church choir, we plan our week with the themes that will best serve our clients. After our choir had finished the anthem, our beloved pastor, Dr. Stephen McConnell began his message titled, “The Greatest Thing to Fear.” Several moments into his message, we…

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Just waiting for our next call

The rumbling sound of their trucks didn’t really obstruct our communication or understanding. We knew exactly why they were there. The large utility trucks rumbled as they idled in the parking lot outside our WSRQ radio station where we’d just finished our live broadcast with our amazing guest, Laura Gilkey.…

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7 Must Haves for Successful Parenting

As parenting experts, (and we have 5 kids) we have spoken with hundreds of families for more than 30 years. We have seen trends and attitudes shift, yet there are several tried and true parenting structures that stand the test of time. Here are 7 basic caveats: 1) Structure: All…

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What Do 9/11 and Irma Have in Common?

What do 9/11 and Irma have in common? They both had gazillions of help from total strangers. Driven by compassion for humanity, thousands and thousands of people woosh in to help; to bring comfort, to reassure, to provide food and shelter—to share their hearts. Here’s what we know from first…

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Irma, Algebra, and the Four-Letter F-Word

No, not that one. Fear. Like the insane swirling winds of Hurricane Irma, fear wreaks havoc with the entirety of our mind, body, and spirit. We’ve come to know all of the players on the Weather Channel, as we binge watched Irma’s next move with the fervor of our favorite…

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Press Kit

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What if your boss is like Miranda Priestly?

As “Millennial Translators,” we are often asked to help the 23-34-year-old with social graces, as well as, how to manage their own negative thoughts and emotions. Many in this demographic, the trailblazers of “participation winners” have not practiced resolving conflict. Nor have they learned to set appropriate boundaries. We sat…

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