Author Archives: Lynda Martens

Why we don’t need to (publically or privately) shame our children…(or anyone)

There’s a news story today about a father who punished his 13 year-old daughter after she sent what he judged an inappropriate photo to a boy.  He cut off her long hair and then videotaping her standing beside the hair as he described her punishment. It was posted to social media, although the father claims […]

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What are Your Love Languages?

Gary Chapman wrote a book called “The Five Love Languages”, and I’ve met many couples who find his concepts helpful in creating a healthy perspective and building love in a relationship. This blog is a synopsis of the book. After a few years, that sparkly intense lovey-dovey (does anybody say that anymore?) feeling that new […]

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