Q&A with Geoff: My daughter is fighting me about wearing a mask in her home

q&a with geoff Oct 19, 2020

Question

My 40-year-old daughter and I had a relatively good relationship until the last few months when COVID-19 changed our lives. She believes that COVID is not dangerous and we should go about our lives as before. She started homeschooling her four children so that they won’t have to wear masks because she thinks that wearing masks are...

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Q&A with Geoff: Did we emotionally mess up our daughter?

q&a with geoff Oct 13, 2020

Question

My oldest daughter, now in her mid-20s, has always been the in-charge, critical child, bossing around her younger siblings and eves me. She’s narcissistic and has a hard time understanding that anyone else has feelings aside from her, and she never thinks any of us are good enough for her.

She’s now married and lately has been...

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Illuminate: Dr. Jill Manning - Staying safe after betrayal - Episode 69

illuminate podcast Oct 08, 2020

Dr. Jill Manning joins me in this episode to talk about how betrayed partners can stay safe in their relationship in the aftermath of sexual betrayal. She introduces her safety checklist and guide to help support betrayed partner (available with the link below). 

 

 

You can find Dr. Manning and her digital downloads at:...

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Q&A with Geoff: I’m married to a man who can’t emotionally connect with me

q&a with geoff Oct 06, 2020

Question

I’m married to a man who can’t emotionally connect with me. I have a nine out of 10 emotional meter “need,” and his need is at level one. We’ve been to counseling and it hasn’t worked.

How can I be happy in a marriage where I don’t want to have sex with my partner that I can’t connect to? I...

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Q&A with Geoff: I’m tired of caring for my stepdaughter when her father should be doing it

q&a with geoff Sep 30, 2020

Question

My partner and I have a daughter that is almost 5. He also has a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

My issue is that I spend more time with his 7-year-old, who has a mother, yet I care for her more than he does on numerous occasions when it’s his time with her.

Caring for my child is plenty. I’d like to take it on,...

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Illuminate: Dr. Jill Manning - Self-care for betrayal trauma - Episode 68

illuminate podcast Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Jill Manning joins me in this episode to talk about self-care for betrayed partners. She emphasizes the need to care for yourself physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually while healing from the impact of partner betrayal trauma. 

 

 

You can find Dr. Manning and her digital downloads at:...

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Q&A with Geoff: I just discovered my biological father is alive

q&a with geoff Sep 18, 2020

Question

How do I proceed from finding out that my biological father is still alive? I grew up more than four decades with little or no knowledge of my biological father and relatives. I accepted that he was deceased as I was told. I discovered that he is still alive by accepting friend requests with people I have never met having the same last name....

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Q&A with Geoff: Am I obligated to financially support my irresponsible aging father?

q&a with geoff Sep 15, 2020

Question

All my life, I have been taught that God wants us to care for our parents in their old age. We are commanded to honor our father and mother in the 10 commandments. The Bible says that it is good and acceptable before God to requite our parents, and if you fail to do this, you have denied the faith and are worse than an infidel (1 Tim 5:3-4,...

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Illuminate: Jody Steurer and Jamee Adams - Discover and use your voice - Episode 67

illuminate podcast Sep 12, 2020

Both men and women have the desire to be heard and feel part of an organization (4:24). As the world feels more divided, it’s essential to understand how to find unity (9:48).

 

 

Learn more from my wife Jody and her sister Jamee as they share their experiences with their podcast Your Place at the Table (38:07). They discuss how to...

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Q&A with Geoff: My husband doesn’t seem to care about my health concerns

q&a with geoff Sep 09, 2020

Question

Several months ago, I had a pulmonary embolism and thankfully lived through it. The day this occurred I felt ill at work and ended up at the hospital. I texted my husband that morning to tell him I was getting some tests and having chest discomfort and pain but that I would keep him posted.

In his defense, I didn’t make a big deal about...

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