10 Lessons About Relationships From A Little Mouse

Lion and Mouse Art © 2012 Ed Koehler Some of my clients have asked why I have this illustration above my bookcase in my office. When they ask, I explain that my husband, Ed, drew this a few years ago. When I sit across from it, I'm reminded of him and our connection...

Sometimes Marriage Can Be So Inconvenient

Some of you know that my husband underwent serious eye surgery a couple of weeks ago. During this time, we were amazingly blessed by family and friends who brought him lunch, made a meal, prayed for his healing, or simply “came to entertain him.” Ed and I both...

How To Get Your Husband’s Attention

Are you having difficulty getting your husband to take your needs seriously? If so, let’s talk. Before we get into the nitty gritty of this all-too-common communication problem, I’d better acknowledge that it is not just women frantically trying to get their spouse to...

They Spell Love “W-I-T-H”

Of course, they can spell. But my caregiver friends realize their presence with their loved one is far more important than cards, flowers and the types of gifts we normally associate with Valentine’s Day. My goal today is to give you a taste of their experience and...

Affairs And Car Accidents

Sadly, this was my car a few weeks ago. I’ll tell you how it happened. I was on my way to my office admiring a gorgeous summer day. I was humming along thinking about how nice and early I would be for a meeting. I thought I’d have time for coffee, follow up on a few...

Not Communicating? Try L-O-V-E

Usually, the wife makes the first call for marriage counseling, but sometimes, it’s the guy. When I ask the caller to tell me why they’re seeking counseling, part of the conversation is almost always, “We’re just not communicating.” Most relationships get off the...