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  • 19 – Courageous Women Series: Melanie Studley | Anatomy of Marriage

    On this episode of Hello Courageous, Melanie Studley tells us her courageous story of the creation of Anatomy of Marriage Podcast. She tells us about how she and her husband courageously chose marriage over divorce when things got very hard and how that resulted in a podcast. We get into deep conversation about sexuality in marriage and how to handle some of the struggles we face. I know you are going to love Melanie! If you would like to learn more about her and some of the exciting things she…

  • My Son On Stage

    Proud Sappy Mom Moment In this video, you can see Luke playing guitar on stage at church during worship. Today was his first time doing it, and he played all three services.  That doesn’t sound like a big deal to most of you. I know a lot of musicians and a lot of you use your gifts to serve at church, but for this mama, it was a big deal. I have always loved music. I have loved all genres-pop, country, rock, hip hop, contemporary Christian, Christian pop, gospel…all of…

  • 18 – Courageous Women Series: Fit Rocker Chick-Erin Sanderson

    On today’s episode, I interview Fit Rocker Chick, Erin Sanderson. You are going to LOVE her! Erin is a successful health coach, life coach, and musician. She has developed multiple programs for women who struggle with thyroid issues. She is funny and entertaining and brings a level of no BS to the table that we can appreciate! She tells us how she stays positive and the process she uses to get out of a funk!! You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook by clicking on the links or by…

  • Make America Kind Again

    Allie snapped this picture in Chicago and it took my breath away. Why? Because wouldn’t this be an America we would all like to live in? A KIND America?  Kindness is free for all of us, free to give and receive. However, Kindness gets pushed aside in this world where everyone is fighting for survival; fighting to win. We forget to be kind. For example, someone cuts us off in traffic, and suddenly it becomes our right to “tell them like it is.” Someone makes a snide remark or a…

  • 17: Together Forever Series – Communication is Not The Dirty C Word

    Common Communication Issues Couples tend to need improvement in the following assessment areas: Not believing everything their partner says. Making comments that belittle or degrade each other. Having difficulty conveying needs and desires with each other. Having difficulty sharing negative feelings with each other. Not listening to each other well. Getting defensive every time someone disagrees with them. Being more interested in proving who is to blame rather than looking for solutions. There are four major communication styles: passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive. While the assertive style is usually the…