Character Creates Opportunity® – Are We There Yet? Thursday, September 7, 2017

Are we there yet?  We are all very familiar with the question that comes at some point during a long drive.  Depending on how long the drive or how much stress has been injected into the preparations for the drive, there will be a wide array of follow-on responses to that simple question. So often we attribute that question to a young child on a road trip.  However, many of us as adults may find ourselves asking a similar question on our journey of life. When will we be happily married?    When will our children be able to stand on their own? When will I be in a stable and fruitful career?  When will we finally have peace in our home and community? When will I finally be done with getting an education?   As we continue on our journey to build and strengthen our character, how we cope with the adult version of the question “are we there yet?” will help us grow our joy and peace as we journey along to reach our full potential. We all celebrate the accomplishment of significant milestones.  The awarding of a graduation diploma, the winning of a championship, the anniversary […]

Transitions: Blending Families

The transition of divorce is hard enough, but with that transition comes another, the transition of blending families. If you are a child of divorced parents or have experienced a death of a parent, this transition is inevitable in your life. Blending families is hard; it stirs up many […]

Character Creates Opportunity® – A Silent Temptation: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Our world is full of temptation.  The temptations of fame, fortune, and friends with benefits are all around us.  In addition, there is a world of temptations to relieve the pain of physical ailments, the emotional trauma of relationship struggles, and the anxiety developed out of today’s hyper-stressed environment […]

Transitions: Divorce

Tolstoy once said, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” No divorce is the same, and no child experiences their parent’s divorce in the same way. In the United States, 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. (Source) The transition […]