Most of us seek a loving, caring relationship in which there is mutual trust. As young adults, we are optimistic about finding the right person who will fulfill that expectation. If we haven't witnessed an example of a secure bond in our parents' relationship, marriage may bring disillusionment when we perpetually need to protect ourselves because we don't feel secure. At the same time, we may discover that we are blaming our partner for faults we don't want to see in ourselves.
In Relationship Security, Kathleen Price records her experience growing up in a family in which two committed parents were not able to establish a trusting relationship. The same problem repeats itself in her first marriage as she and her husband grapple with the challenges of parenthood without a secure bond. A divorce and remarriage follow, but this time she and her new husband, who is also disillusioned by a first marriage, are determined not to make the same mistakes again. Both acknowledge they shared the responsibility for the failure of their first marriages, but they don't yet understand how or why.
Her book reveals a progression of awareness as the author strives for security and nurturing, not only with her spouse, but with her children, siblings, in-laws, and close friends. Each chapter contains an "insight" section including reliable concepts and theories which she applies not only to her past, but her present challenges. With this understanding, she is better able to let down her defenses and embrace her relationships more fully in a calm, trusting, and optimistic way.
This book is available at Amazon.com in both print and e-book formats.
This book is a poignant memoir about the life of a young woman, Leslie Doyle, and her battle with brain cancer. The heart and soul of this story are found in Leslie's own words expressed in poetry, journal entries, and letters. We learn firsthand how she faces the terror of a disease that threatens to destroy the very essence of who she is. How Leslie, her family, and friends respond to her illness provides a revealing look into our human response to fear and the potential we have for extraordinary courage. The book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites in print and e-book forms.
"I wish adults would be more careful with our lives and our world. We're not old enough to control our lives completely yet, so we depend on adults to control them for us.... It's like riding in the back seat of a car because you are not old enough to drive yourself. Gradually you discover to your horror that the adult driving knows about as much as you do. You are careening wildly around corners and barely missing the edges of cliffs."
"The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him. ~ Rachel Carson