The “Love Changes It All” Blog

A weekly radio feature and blog focusing on issues that impact families.  Use as a discussion starter each week with your family.

The Power of Forgiveness

Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping it kills the other person.  Harboring negative thoughts only harms the person holding onto them.  When you think of forgiveness in this way, you can quickly understand why it's one of the most powerful gifts you can...

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Investing When Others Run Away

If you want to freak out an enemy in your life, follow today's tip.  Whether it's someone that you are consistently at odds with or simply someone who posts a rude comment on social media, showing kindness and making an investment in someone when conflict brews will...

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Viewing Disagreements as Opportunities

Recently I had to work through a challenging disagreement with a friend.  To be honest, I didn't know how it was going to go.  It was one of those conversations that you dread, but know needs to happen.  While I knew that things could go south really quickly, I made...

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Meet Madelyn, A Student Peace Ambassador

Each week I drop some nuggets of wisdom challenging you to love well.  This week, I've invited my friend Madelyn Johnson, a student who is currently traveling the country, promoting peace and showing love in many places.  I met Madelyn a few years back, while speaking...

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Leaving a Legacy

Yesterday I attended a funeral for a retired police officer and military veteran who passed away suddenly.  Standing in Texas cemetary with the cold wind blowing across my face, time seemed to slow down as I listened to the words of the chaplain who was officiating. ...

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Parenting Lessons from Wal Mart

I have to admit that when I first started in the social work field, I would occasionally visit Wal Mart to gather illustrations on parenting.  The people were always there and the demonstrations never disappointed.  Before you call me creepy, recognize that you do...

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Making Time in the New Year

As you set goals in 2018, I want to challenge you to think not only about personal goals but also goals for your family.  How do you want to love each other in 2018?  What things will you put in place to help you do so?  Research shows that writing down your goals...

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Merry Christmas to You!

Enjoy this joyous time of year with those that you love most and spread a little love and kindness to someone that you don't know.  Together, we can make the world a little brighter.

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How to Manage Your Emotions

It's the holiday season and, amoung the hustle and bustle are a few extra opportunties to get your feathers ruffled.  Stress levels during "the most wonderful time of the year" tend to be at all-time high.  As you prepare for many family gatherings, prepare food,...

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What To Do When You Feel Unappreciated

This year marks the 25th anniversary of “The 5 Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman.  The book is not only a classic for how to love well in relationships, but it’s also helped me solve a number of conflicts with people that I deeply care for.  It’s amazing how things...

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