Love your Neighbor Well

We live in a beautiful community, surrounded by lakes and natural preserves.  When we walk by the lake, we are reminded of God’s presence.  A crane moves with grace through our yard, calling to mind the freedom and grace we enjoy in this community.  We marvel at our...

Motherless: A Journey to Feeling Whole Again

“There is a calm after the emotional storm, and I realize I was only trying to connect with the only mother I ever knew.” Was there ever a time when I felt the love and protection of Mom?  It’s difficult to recall ….. Mental illness claimed my mother when I was eleven...

When Are You Going to Get Out of the Boat?

After everyone ate their meal, He left everyone and went to his Father to pray.  He was by himself.  The disciples in the meantime were in the boat when the storm started brewing.  Jesus walked towards them on the water, and they were terrified because they thought he...

75 Things I LOVE about my Husband

On your 75th birthday, I decided to give you the gift of time of writing out some of the very best things I love about you. While I originally wanted to keep it private, I realize that this exercise can be a motivation for other wives to affirm their husbands, and it...

What Are My Responsibilities in Marriage?

Here at Breakwater Coaching we teach there are three components to a healthy marriage. They are: Caring for Self, Caring for Your Spouse, and Caring for the Marriage. Caring for Self is vitally important for the individual to stay balanced physically, mentally,...