A Delightful Surprise Sometimes diligence comes with unexpected delights! While reviewing early family therapy theorists for my licensing exam, I came across this list of Five Freedoms. It was created by Virginia Satir, a pioneering family therapist. I remember spending a day or two in graduate school talking about her contributions. Reviewing her work now,...

How Complaining Can Save Your Relationship

How many of these thoughts on complaining have you heard? “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” “Do everything without complaining or arguing.” (Phil. 2:14) “Don’t complain, just work harder.” All of these sayings are helpful….in the right context. So how can complaining save your relationship? Complaining can save your...