Advance Warning

I remember as a young child when friends of my parents got a divorce.  It was a complete surprise.  This couple appeared to get along well, at least in public, and seemed to like each other.  Yet, without much warning, it was over.  What happened?  You may have seen similar situations unravel before you or…

Details

Delay

As I recently sat listening to a couple, I was aware of just how quickly they are headed towards divorce.  This is in part because they want all of their problems and conflicts solved immediately – if not sooner.  And because of their impatience, they were barreling towards the divorce cliff.  Yet – this doesn’t…

Details

Keeping the Promise

One of the headlines this past November read, “Emails from Paramour Led To FBI Inquiry of Petraeus.”   We have no doubt all heard about the resignation of the decorated general that resulted from an affair that he had with his biographer.  It seems hard to believe that an illustrious career that was decades in the…

Details

Winning

Last week I shared with you some of the story of Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher a couple that was married for 86 years.  Herbert died at 105 while his wife was 103.  What was striking about this couple was that they did not just endure for 86 years but they vibrantly engaged in life together,…

Details

Love

Good Morning and welcome to this second installment of “Relationships Tip Tuesdays.” Since this is a month in which we celebrate “Love” with Valentine’s Day, I thought it appropriate to share some thoughts about this critical subject.  I want to share two quotes with you this morning.  The first is from the movie “Chaos Theory.” …

Details

Introduction

Greetings!  I am Dr. Barry Ham.  If you are receiving this initial “Relationships Tips Tuesdays”, it is probably for one of several reasons . . . . . . it may be that you purchased my book God Understands Divorce: A Biblical Message of Grace, sometime during the past year; or you may have signed…

Details