Do you love your phone more than your spouse?

No one will dispute how busy life seems to be these days. Work demands are fierce as people strive to find and keep much-needed employment. Children seem to have ever higher expectations in extra-curricular participation that requires parents to spend countless hours driving kids to one of their ten sports teams, school clubs, and music lessons. Parents become the shuttle service, coaches, and the cheerleading squad working in support of their kids. Volunteering in community or religious … [Read more...]

Look for the Happiness in Your Life and Your Marriage

My sons are incredible boys. Both have come from difficult pasts and endured more than most of us have to in a lifetime. My younger son has faced some significant physical trials throughout his 3 years of life. He was born with a cleft lip and palate and spent the first 21 months of his life in an orphanage. Since we adopted him two years ago, he has had to acclimate to a completely different culture, climate, and life. He has endured 9 painful surgeries that have been very scary for him. He has … [Read more...]

Will your spouse be thankful for you?

With Thanksgiving approaching you may reflect on the things you are thankful for. What are you thankful for? Do you think your spouse is thankful for you? As I think of that question my mind and heart turn to my wife. She has shown her commitment to me and our children for many years. We love her because she is someone we can rely on. She is selfless, compassionate, generous, and loving. I know that she will be there for me and our boys because that is who she has always been. Today as … [Read more...]

7 Tools To Help My Child Sleep

As a parent, one of the most challenging and frustrating things I have experienced is helping a child sleep. Sleep is essential for children. Their rapidly growing bodies need rest more than we needs as adults. How much sleep do kids need in a 24 hour period? <1 years old: 15 hours 1-3 years old: 12-14 hours 3-6 years old: 10-12 hours 6-12 years old: 10-11 hours 12-18 Years old: 8-10 hours Parents regularly report frustration to me regarding the sleep schedules, or lack … [Read more...]

Dr. Swinton featured on Digital Romance

Dr. Swinton wrote a great article for Digital Romance. Click here to read his great advice - and don't let go of your spouse:   … [Read more...]