Archives For Growth

Our Word for 2018: WONDER

olive chan —  January 3, 2018

Every January, we set aside a day to assess where we’re at and plan for the year ahead. We call it our “Blue Day” (a more detailed description of it can be found in our free e-book, Fight With Me). We always begin our Blue Day with a bit of silence and solitude, out of which usually arises a word that becomes our theme for the year. For 2018, our word is WONDER.
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A recent NBC news headline advised, “Secret to marital bliss? Don’t have kids.” While it’s true that the marriage relationship does undergo significant strain in the transition of having a baby, becoming parents can also be an opportunity for growth in a marriage. That’s what happened for us.
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“Good sex = good marriage.” That’s a commonly accepted line of thinking in our culture. You see it in movies all the time. Recently, Tim and I watched “Hope Springs” with Meryl Streep. The general plot line went like this: A couple sits in a counselor’s office on opposite ends of the couch and admit they can’t remember the last time they had sex. Over the course of the movie they reconcile their relationship and at the end, they fall into bed in ecstasy.
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Oh how a baby grows

tim chan —  March 7, 2012 — Leave a comment

It’s amazing how much a baby changes in just 3 months.
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Over the course of my 8 year career, I have sometimes thought about quitting my job in search for a better one (this usually happens when I’m super stressed or super bored). I found myself thinking about finding new work this past summer and asked myself, “What would be my ideal workplace to work in?”
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