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: http://digitalromanceinc.com/mens/let-her-go-how-to-know/   … [Read more...]

Stop trying to solve my problem and just listen!

I remember early in my marriage I learned an important lesson. My wife has a tough job - teaching high school math. Teachers rarely get enough credit for the difficult job they do. Many years ago when I was in graduate school my wife would come home after dealing with a lot of stressful situations at work. She came to me to vent some of those stresses. I felt sad for her and I wanted her to not feel that way anymore. As I listened, I made the incorrect assumption that she was sharing these … [Read more...]

Are you too entitled in your marriage?

We live in a consumer-driven society. We are surrounded by new technological advances that have made life easier and more interesting in many ways. We can access libraries of information in the palm of our hands. These great steps forward as a human race is forever changing how we can access what we want in life. Companies who develop and sell these products know this. They need to spend money on the gizmos they have developed so they can maintain their businesses. They develop comprehensive … [Read more...]