If It Ain’t Broke, Break It

If It Ain’t Broke, Break It

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” For example, if you make a comment to a friend that you realize later on might have been rude, but they didn’t say anything and they continue to act fine around you, then let it go. That’s a...
I Didn’t Notice It

I Didn’t Notice It

Did you ever walk into a friend’s house and fail to notice a new picture on the wall or a new piece of furniture? How about when a friend shaves off his mustache but you don’t see the change? How many men have failed to notice a spouse’s haircut?It’s not unusual,...
I Spy

I Spy

Have you played the game “I Spy?” The great thing about this game is that you can play it anywhere and it can quickly entertain a restless toddler. The gist of the game is that somebody (the spy), spots something with a certain color in the immediate area. Then they...
“I Do” Need to Talk

“I Do” Need to Talk

My wife Jane and I were on a walk together when we began discussing our plans for the day, and it didn’t take long for the two of us to figure out that not only were our plans different from each other, they were also at odds. As we got further into the conversation,...
Getting Them to Talk

Getting Them to Talk

I’m not sure what age it begins, but as our children get older, many of them go from chatterboxes to barely grunting out a few sounds. This may be more true for boys than girls, but it’s a frustration parents often express—that their children don’t talk to them as...