*Expect The Best:

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.”http://www.suzanbafford.com

 

William James was an original thinker in and between the disciplines of physiology, psychology and philosophy. His twelve-hundred page masterwork, The Principles of Psychology(1890), is a rich blend of physiology, psychology, philosophy, and personal reflection that has given us such ideas as “the stream of thought” and the baby’s impression of the world “as one great blooming, buzzing confusion” (PP 462). It contains seeds of pragmatism and phenomenology, and influenced generations of thinkers in Europe and America, including Edmund Husserl, Bertrand Russell, John Dewey, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. James studied at Harvard’s Lawrence Scientific School and the School of Medicine, but his writings were from the outset as much philosophical as scientific. “Some Remarks on Spencer’s Notion of Mind as Correspondence” (1878) and “The Sentiment of Rationality” (1879, 1882) presage his future pragmatism and pluralism, and contain the first statements of his view that philosophical theories are reflections of a philosopher’s temperament.

William James

 

What are you expecting today? Set your mind to expect the best! You command the tone for your day, your year, and your life. Do not wait for events to unfold. Make the decision in advance to expect the best.

Make the commitment to pull every ounce of positivity out of the day before it ever begins. Declare what your day will have in store. It is not the circumstances that arise that matter, it is how you choose to interpret them and respond to them that will dictate the direction of your day and your life.

Are you expecting to struggle or to soar? Are you expecting trouble or triumph? Ask yourself, “What is the best that can happen today?”

Expect good breaks. Expect to make a great business connection. Expect to have something positive happen unexpectedly. Expect to finish your project on time. Expect to close the deal. Expect that your proposal will be welcomed. Expect to have more energy and to feel better. Expect to enjoy the visit with your in-laws. Expect your children to do well in school, and to listen to your counsel. Expect creative ideas to flow into your mind. Expect to find the answer to a difficult problem.

Do you have an attitude of expectancy? Wake up each day ready to win. Command the day to line up with your expectations. Command your mind to find the good in every situation. Take control of your thoughts
throughout the day, and make them align with your expectations.

You can change your life by changing your attitude. Expect the best!

Be a Blessing,

Suzan

www.suzanbafford.com

480-251-3054

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Ephesians 3:20 (The Message)

“We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.

Every morning I have a accountability call with a few members on our team, the leaders Iwork with in my primary business. I like to prepare before with personal developmentinspirations from books, cd’s & the Bible. One of the books that I love is written from abusiness coach, her name is Madeline Alexander, this is one of her inserts from a book of hers that I love to read over & over.

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Power Coach Madeline Alexander

At some point in your journey of achievement, you must come to fully realize who you are, and you must recognize the exceptional gifting that you carry within you. It dose not serve you to play small and insignificant. Your brilliancewas never intended to be bound and bridled. You were not created for containment. To be average is alien to your DNA. The compellingvision that burns within you is not by accident. The mission was not misplaced when it was placed in you. No it was planned with precision, and entrusted to you on purpose, along with every gift and ability you will ever need to masterfully fulfill it. Your burning desire to rise higher and to break free of ritual and routine is the extraordinarygifting inside of you demanding to be expressed. Will you release it? Will you silence the limiting beliefs that question your qualifications? Will you shake off the self-criticism that scrutinizes your skills?



Success Power Coach

Don’t miss your moment by tearing down your talents! There is no need to second guess yourself. You have everything you need to succeed! Stop underestimating your excellence! You are thoroughly equipped for every great work. You are empoweredto exceed all expectations. You are equipped to beextraordinary!

from Madeline Alexander book called ” How to Break Through Barriers & Achieve Power Results.”

Today after our morning calls and testimonials conference calls, I had several of my business partners ask me to share this video with my blog friends…. I hope you enjoy Madeline & the video about Laminine from me ♥
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Committed to your success!

Suzan

www.suzanbafford.com

 

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Have been an entrepreneur all my life, grew up with my family of business owners. Knowing when I grew up I would own my own business as well. One thing that is really important to me is grooming our children for success, what kids learn at home is what they always turn back to when they grow up… A Native of Arizona, born and raised in Flagstaff~~ we are 3 rd generation of the town. Have lived all over the western states and love all of them. My favorite is Seattle, I would love to spend more time in the mountains. The desert is very beautiful, but the hot gets old very quickly… 3 beautiful daughters, 5 grand-babies. My husband is a fire fighter and the most loving, caring man I ever meet in my entire life. He is my dream come true, even after 21 years of marriage. Life is grand and I am super grateful all the Blessings & favor that I believe God has poured upon me & my family. I love becoming better everyday, in by making sure Jesus is in all that I do, say and think ♥

Laminine & People

Today I was so excited when I kept getting calls about people over coming many challenges~~

Suzan & Ethan
I never would of realized that when I stepped into Laminine for a business to do at home, that people with actually get results!! Getting better, healthier with a huge sense of wellness. The financial results have gone beyond my expectations, as I have only been representing this company for 3 months. I had no idea that the pay scale would be so lucrative, until the money started rolling in. This is the greatest Win-Win for everybody, wherever your at financially, physically or emotionally ~ we have a special gift for you. We are only asking this: Do you know anyone who would like to be happier, calmer, reduce pain & get the best good night sleep ever? I would love to connect with you or the person that you thought of…

suzanbaffordChange your Life!

 

Committed to your Success,

Suzan

480-251-3054

Do You See What I See?

As I was reading my daily morning activity to get me thinking correctly, I had a huge revolution! As our world is in such turmoil and confusion, people have lost hope in the way of life as I have known it. It came to me that Love & Joy it what matters to all of us most. Of course we need to make a living, have a home and add to our community. What is so exciting for today & everyday  who we become on this journey of life.

“I only wish you could see what I see when I look at you.” -Kobi Yamada

I Believe!

The start to a better world, or a better job, or a better relationship, or a better future is our belief that it is possible. The quotations in the Believe gift book are so inspiring and affirming, especially in these difficult times. They remind us that the future really does belong to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Give the Believe book with confidence for almost any occasion. Remind your friends, family or loved ones to believe in their dreams to believe that the best is yet to be to believe there’s light at the end of the tunnel to believe that they might be that light for someone else.

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When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the common, the ordinary, or the extraordinary? Do you see your past or your potential? Do you see failure for the fantastic finish designed in your future? Do you see the trials or the triumph? do you see mediocrity or magnificence? It is time for you to see yourself as the unique and truly amazing person that your are. It is time to redefine your self-perception to accurately reflect the perspective of your Creator, who made you in the image of greatness. It is time to shed your self-criticism, and hyper-focus on past mistakes and failures. Are you beating your self up, or building yourself up? Now is the time to celebrate the extraordinary in you. I see you through the eyes of the One that made you for this time and for a purpose. I see power, strength, and beauty. I see integrity, honesty and loyalty. I see endurance tenacity and perseverance . I see a creative genius. I see a leader. I see a brilliant business owner; and extraordinary entrepreneur. I see a loving, nurturing mother, and a committed, compassionate father. I see kindness, generosity, and compassion. I see determination, diligence, and destiny. I see a conqueror, and over-comer, and world changer. Do you see what I see?

 

Have a beautiful day ♥

Suzan
www.suzanbafford.com

 

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Have been an entrepreneur all my life, grew up with my family of business owners. Knowing when I grew up I would own my own business as well. One thing that is really important to me is grooming our children for success, what kids learn at home is what they always turn back to when they grow up… A Native of Arizona, born and raised in Flagstaff~~ we are 3 rd generation of the town. Have lived all over the western states and love all of them. My favorite is Seattle, I would love to spend more time in the mountains. The desert is very beautiful, but the hot gets old very quickly… 3 beautiful daughters, 5 grand-babies. My husband is a fire fighter and the most loving, caring man I ever meet in my entire life. He is my dream come true, even after 21 years of marriage. Life is grand and I am super grateful all the Blessings & favor that I believe God has poured upon me & my family. I love becoming better everyday, in by making sure Jesus is in all that I do, say and think♥

Enjoying Life in Marriage ♥

Tonight my amazing husband and I attend a marriage conference at our Church “Missions 68”, it has got to be the most fabulous place to truly learn about the Bible. If you are reading this and don’t like church, check out the video’s on the website: www.mission68.org. You will be blessed by hearing Pastor Mark Connely. 

I really want to share this great experience we had at Pastor Ted Cunningham, from Branson Mo. He and his wife Amy are Marriage enriching speakers, enjoy my notes and grab your sweetie… Its time to make your marriage the best it has ever been…

Ted’s Bio:

Ted Cunningham is the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, MO. He is the author of Trophy Child and Young
and In Love 
and coauthor of four books with Dr. Gary Smalley: The Language of Sex; From Anger to Intimacy; Great Parents, Lousy Lovers and As Long as We Both Shall Live. He is a graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Ted and his wife, Amy, have been married for 15 years and live in Branson, MO with their two children, Corynn and Carson.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

 

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Pastor Ted teaching

A Word from Dr. Gary Smalley

Ted Cunningham is my friend, pastor, and trusted colleague. He is passionate, gifted and a quite humorous communicator. I have asked him to join me at my conferences as we encourage couples together. I believe that Ted is going to be a leader and much needed voice for healthy marriages in the next generation.

SPEAKING TOPICS

1 – Enjoying Life and Marriage

Guess what? You don’t have to choose between life and a spouse. You can enjoy both, and at the same time. Enjoying life, marriage and your spouse is possible when you prioritize the relationships in your home. This topic includes honoring marriage (Hebrews 13:4), enjoying marriage (Ecclesiastes 9:7-9), and prioritizing marriage (Genesis 2:24). This topic can be covered in one 35-60 minute session or expanded to 3 sessions. This is the most requested session filled with nonstop laughter. If you only need one session for couples, this is it!

2 – The Four Spiritual Journeys of the Home

Eradicating the kid-centered home begins by prioritizing marriage in the home (Genesis 2:24). The greatest gift parents give their children is a mother and father who love each other deeply, because a great marriage is the single most important parenting tool. To prioritize the spiritual journeys in the home take personal responsibility for your journey, serve your spouse’s journey, model Jesus in your marriage journey for the sake your child’s journey. This topic does not alienate single parents or blended families, but equips them to discover balance in the home and prepare their children for future relational success. 

 

3 – Marriage: Misery or Mystery?

Most couples make three observations shortly after marriage. One, you discover your spouse is selfish and weird. Two, your spouse tells you that you are selfish and weird. Three, you justify the situation with, “Well, at least I am not as selfish and weird as my spouse!” Marriages are called to model the gospel of Jesus. He is the profound mystery and secret to marital success and happiness. “A consumer relationship lasts only as long as the vendor meets your needs at a cost acceptable to you. A covenant relationship is binding and the good of the relationship takes precedence over the immediate needs of the individual” (TKeller). In a covenant relationship you submit to one another out of reverence for Christ (Ephesians 5:21). That is the profound mystery. This session addresses the selfishness and woundedness that prevents us from living out the gospel in our marriage.

– The 6 Levels of Communication

What if your goal was to help your spouse win every argument? What would happen if you made it your priority to understand, instead of being understood? What if your marriage was marked by genuine listening, understanding and validating? This session walks each spouse through the six levels of communication (Small Talk, Facts, Opinions, Feelings, Desires/Needs, and Beliefs) and gets beneath the surface of issues and into the heart (Proverbs 4:23). This session receives the most “I wish we would have heard this years ago” comments from spouses and couples. 

 

5 – From Anger to Intimacy

Unresolved anger is like drinking poison expecting the other person to get sick. Some drink it in sips over time. Others gulp it daily by the gallons. In this session, couples will learn the skills to resolve conflict, hurt and pain. As spouses discover their “hot buttons,” they will learn tactics to deal with feelings of anger, frustration and rage. This session also covers the essentials of forgiveness, keys to nurturing a forgiving spirit, how to craft the perfect apology, and ways to remove the roadblocks to forgiveness. 

6 – The Language of Sex

How often should an evangelical couple have sex? (That is an actual question that was asked on our website.) How creative can we get? Who sets the boundaries in the bedroom? The Church has largely gone silent on the issue. Sex is sacred, yet it must be discussed if it’s going to truly be honored and protected (Hebrews 13:4). God has given us sex as a gift and it’s one to be thoroughly treasured, celebrated and enjoyed. In this fun, practical session, we will answer the question “How can I have the best sex of my life?” We take an honest look at the differences between men and women and find ways to bridge the gap that we can create the security and intimacy that great sex needs to flourish. 

7 – Face to Face(book):
The Effects of Social Media on Emotional, Relational and Spiritual Health

With it’s over 750 million active monthly users, Facebook (along with Twitter) has changed the landscape of human relationships. This one session helps parents, teens, teachers, pastors and mental health professionals examine both the positive and negative impact of social media on our families, jobs and church. 

8 – Trophy Child: Preparing Children For Something Greater than Themselves

I am guilty of showering my children with excessive praise, endless organized activities, too much privilege and not enough responsibility. I am part of a new generation of parents raising trophy children. Vanity parenting exists when parents use the attributes and accomplishments of their children to impress others. Spend a few minutes on Facebook and you will find plenty of examples of this modern parenting trend. This sessions covers parenting motives and the necessary strategies for raising children who love Jesus and others, not just themselves. 

9 – The Lighter Side of Parenting: Creating a Close-Knit Family

Years ago, my mentor, Dr. Gary Smalley, took notice of families that displayed unusually happy interaction among themselves. He intrigue led him to launch a study. The Smalley Relationship Center individually interviewed thousands of wives, husbands, and children separately. Each person was asked the same question: What do you believe is the main reason you are all so close and happy as a family? Each family member gave some form of this answer: “We do a lot of things together.” Close-knit families maximize togetherness and minimize times apart. Families that laugh and play together develop a bond that makes for more success in discipline strategies. 

10 – The Sex Talk: Teaching Your Children about Sex and Sexuality

Who taught you about sex? Perhaps it was your parents for a sit down, one-time “Talk” with minimal details. Was it friends or teachers at school? Maybe you picked up bits and pieces from television sitcoms of the 80’s. Unfortunately, the “Talk” doesn’t work anymore. Advances in technology, accessibility of pornography, and explicit content and innuendo in music, movies and television have exposed our children to sex like no generation prior. 

This Ten great topic have the ability to give you the gift of a greatest marriage you could of every imagined…

I can’t wait to read these books, with my sweet hubby Curt…

Be Blessed & remember to be a blessing,

Suzan

www.suzanbafford.com

 

N O R W A Y ’ S A N T I – AG I N G M I R A C L E

I have been involved with a amazing product ( Laminine “YTE” )that is changing people lives in a huge way….

It all started when I was doing a presentation for a person that was not interested in the product that I represented at the time. Different company that I am writing about today. Watch this short 4 min. video to hear my story about this awesome transition in my profession.

http://youtu.be/KAJvDYJAmVI

I want to share with you a e-book from one of the Doctors that shares about this Young Tissue Extract, we call Laminine today, its a complete miracle that we are able to purchase this anti-aging (plus more) food. You have come into the some of the most remarkable information released as of today, September 6th 2012.

Dr. Bjødne Eskeland: 
If you are reading this booklet, you are among the first
individuals in the United States to learn about an exciting new health supplement called Young Tissue Extract, or YTE.
YTE is a virtually cholesterol-free extract derived
from healthy, pre-embryonic fertilized hen eggs. YTE
delivers a myriad of potential health benefits, including
increased sexual health and desire, a remarkable increase
in energy and stamina, a boost in muscle strength for
athletes, and enhanced sense of well-being.
While virtually unknown in the United States until
very recently, YTE, has been marketed successfully as a
nutritional supplement in Scandinavia for many years.

“Within ten to eleven days, I felt more energetic
and much more productive. I have been sleeping
better since then and don’t get tired so quickly. 
My self-esteem has really increased.”
—John B., Age 51, Norway

In 1929, a Canadian doctor named John Ralston Davidson, former associate professor of medicine at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, discovered that an
injected extract from fertilized chicken eggs could be
helpful for cancer patients. In 1943, Dr. Davidson’s work
was presented at the Third International Cancer Conference. However, he died soon thereafter. His death
marked the end of research on fertilized hen eggs until
I picked it up decades later, rediscovering the power of
protein from fertilized eggs to enhance human health
and performance in a number of ways.
I have spent a great deal of my professional life
working in the egg industry in Norway. In the 1990s, I
hypothesized that incubated and fertilized eggs contained a special protein fraction that could help increase and enhance the human body’s natural testosterone production, without supplementation. I then teamed with Nils Christian Mortensen, and we developed the procedure to extract this special protein from fertilized eggs.

Once the procedure was perfected, we began testing the
extract on human subjects, with very positive results.

“In doing the research, I was intrigued by
something that had been around so long and 
had no detractors or any noted side effects. 
I can now say without question that the effects 
of YTE are both marked and far reaching.
—Chris Botosan, California

 

What Is YTE?
YTE (Young Tissue Extract) is derived from fertilized
hen eggs that are incubated just until they reach the preembryonic stage. As the eggs approach this stage, biological substances are activated that exhibit favorable
metabolic properties.
The biological substances derived from the eggs are
from protein fractions extracted at a precise point in
development when key nutrients reach their peak concentration. YTE is produced from incubated eggs in Norway, one of the few countries that remains salmonella
free.

No day is the same, and sometimes it is difficult
to regenerate one’s energy fast enough, especially
where the level of activity has been quite high over
a long period of time. Therefore, I was very glad
to have been able to use Young Tissue Extract.”
—Ingrid Kristiansen, Norway
Former World Champion runner 
in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters

What Does YTE Contain?
YTE contains a natural combination of nutrients, including amino acids, glycopeptides, and oligopeptides,
which form after fertilization.
Once an egg is fertilized, a tremendous amount of
activity takes place, including cellular growth, which is
supported by the development of a high concentration
of nutrients. We have developed a process to extract
these powerful nutrients and make them available as a
nutritional supplement ingredient.

The initial recommended dose is 1,600–1,680 mg for the
first two weeks, followed by 800–840 mg thereafter.
The Cholesterol Question
Health-conscious consumers have avoided eggs due to
their cholesterol content, even though they are undeniably
one of nature’s most highly nutritious foods. YTE contains virtually no cholesterol. During the pre-embryonic development, 90% of the cholesterol is consumed within
the egg itself, so that YTE is virtually cholesterol-free.
Dr. Eskeland’s Young Tissue Extract (YTE)


The Amazing Egg
The egg contains all the necessary elements for the
development, nourishment, and protection of the life
form that will ultimately spring forth from it. It is a natural, unprocessed food that contains all known vitamins
(except vitamin C), as well as important trace minerals.
The egg has long been the “gold standard” as a protein
food because of its outstanding amino acid profile. It is
considered a “complete” protein because it contains all
eight essential amino acids (protein constituents that the

body can’t make on its own) in generous quantities.

Eggs are especially rich in the sulfur-containing amino
acid L-cysteine, which is essential for healthy skin and
hair.

Not All Eggs Are Created Equal
Chickens raised in factory farms where there is overcrowding, inadequate nutrition, no fresh air or sunshine,
and inadequate space to roam and interact with other
chickens produce eggs of inferior quality. Fertilized eggs,
however—those laid by unconfined, well-nourished hens
that have mated with roosters in a natural environment
—are high-quality eggs.
Fertilization mobilizes and activates the tremendous
nutrients in the egg. At this time, highly specific amino
acids and glycoproteins (proteins that are covalently linked
to carbohydrates) are formed. Herein lies the critical
difference between the fertilized incubated Norwegian
eggs used for YTE and your typical American egg laid
by factory farm hens.
Clinical studies conducted in the U.S., Norway, and
Sweden have demonstrated YTE’s ability to help people
obtain and maintain optimal physical and mental health,
as well as achieve peak performance levels.

Dr. Bjodne Eskeland

“Within ten to eleven days, I felt more energetic
and much more productive. I have been sleeping
better since then and don’t get tired so quickly. 
My self-esteem has really increased.”
—John B., Age 51, Norway

 

 

 

Watch this video of 

Dr. Eskeland

http://youtu.be/xMEayr3C4Oc

Laminine”YTE”  has a variety of potential health benefits, including enhanced sexual desire, energy, strength, stamina,
and sense of well-being. These various effects may all
be related to the significant reduction of the stress hormone cortisol (by about 50 percent) after the ingestion of YTE.
Sexual Enhancement 
Sexual dysfunction is believed to affect 10 to 15 percent
of the adult population today. YTE has a favorable effect
upon sexual desire, in both genders; it increases sexual
desire by normalizing testosterone production. Testosterone is the major male sex hormone, but it is also the
hormone with the most powerful effect on sexual desire in both men and women.

Revving Up Stamina and Energy
Whether it is a physical or mental challenge you face or
just the need to handle everyday demands, YTE may
help. Benefits may include:
1. Quicker recovery from physical exertion
2. Better muscle tone
3. Increased muscle strength

Mood Enhancement
Some 20 million people worldwide experience depression serious enough to warrant being placed on prescription medication. Many—an estimated 16 to 30 percent
—who take such drugs experience sexual dysfunction
as a side effect. Some medical experts believe the true
number of people experiencing this adverse side effect

may be as high as 78 percent due to the fact that the
condition often goes unreported by patients.
Clinical studies have shown that YTE may be beneficial in enhancing libido among those taking anti-depressants. These benefits may include:
1. An increase in the desire to engage in sexual activity
2. An increase in the ability to reach orgasm
3. Enhanced intensity of orgasms
In addition, YTE promotes a relaxation effect that may
be to some degree attributed to the dramatic decrease in
levels of the stress hormone cortisol produced after
Laminine  YTE ingestion.

“I have taken Dr. Eskeland’s Young Tissue
Extract . . . and I can attest to the fact that it is 
the most well-researched, safe and effective, natural
anti-aging supplement I have personally used in 
my almost forty years in the natural health field. 
I truly believe from my own personal experience
that YTE is the ‘Fountain of Youth’ in a capsule 
form. I’ve never felt better in my life.”
—Lee Swanson, Age 55, North Dakota

You may want to recieve the full details of the entire E-Book:

http://www.eggoflife.com/team/booklet.pdf

He offers some very cool charts and graphs to help you get all the information about his research and results.

Thank you for taking the time to read this today, our health is in the worst condition in our Nations History, lets be proactive and take care of the amazing bodies that God has given us!

Blessings Suzan

www.suzanbafford.com

480-251-3054

 

The Belief’s You Bring Into A Marriage ♥

Tonight my amazing husband and I attend a marriage conference at our Church “Missions 68”, it has got to be the most fabulous place to truly learn about the Bible. If you are reading this and don’t like church, check out the video’s on the website: www.mission68.org. You will be blessed by hearing Pastor Mark Connely. 

I really want to share this great experience we had at Pastor Ted Cunningham, from Branson Mo. He and his wife Amy are Marriage enriching speakers, enjoy my notes and grab your sweetie… Its time to make your marriage the best it has ever been…

Ted’s Bio:

Ted Cunningham is the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, MO. He is the author of Trophy Child and Young
and In Love 
and coauthor of four books with Dr. Gary Smalley: The Language of Sex; From Anger to Intimacy; Great Parents, Lousy Lovers and As Long as We Both Shall Live. He is a graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Ted and his wife, Amy, have been married for 15 years and live in Branson, MO with their two children, Corynn and Carson.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

 

http://youtu.be/5sdDMY5LJ6I

http://youtu.be/qJVxLQ8k8hc

Pastor Ted teaching

A Word from Dr. Gary Smalley

Ted Cunningham is my friend, pastor, and trusted colleague. He is passionate, gifted and a quite humorous communicator. I have asked him to join me at my conferences as we encourage couples together. I believe that Ted is going to be a leader and much needed voice for healthy marriages in the next generation.

Reading great books together as a couple will change your perspective about your spouse….
Check out the classes that you can be a part of on line or introduce them to your church~

1 – Enjoying Life and Marriage

Guess what? You don’t have to choose between life and a spouse. You can enjoy both, and at the same time. Enjoying life, marriage and your spouse is possible when you prioritize the relationships in your home. This topic includes honoring marriage (Hebrews 13:4), enjoying marriage (Ecclesiastes 9:7-9), and prioritizing marriage (Genesis 2:24). This topic can be covered in one 35-60 minute session or expanded to 3 sessions. This is the most requested session filled with nonstop laughter. If you only need one session for couples, this is it!

2 – The Four Spiritual Journeys of the Home

Eradicating the kid-centered home begins by prioritizing marriage in the home (Genesis 2:24). The greatest gift parents give their children is a mother and father who love each other deeply, because a great marriage is the single most important parenting tool. To prioritize the spiritual journeys in the home take personal responsibility for your journey, serve your spouse’s journey, model Jesus in your marriage journey for the sake your child’s journey. This topic does not alienate single parents or blended families, but equips them to discover balance in the home and prepare their children for future relational success. 

 

3 – Marriage: Misery or Mystery?

Most couples make three observations shortly after marriage. One, you discover your spouse is selfish and weird. Two, your spouse tells you that you are selfish and weird. Three, you justify the situation with, “Well, at least I am not as selfish and weird as my spouse!” Marriages are called to model the gospel of Jesus. He is the profound mystery and secret to marital success and happiness. “A consumer relationship lasts only as long as the vendor meets your needs at a cost acceptable to you. A covenant relationship is binding and the good of the relationship takes precedence over the immediate needs of the individual” (TKeller). In a covenant relationship you submit to one another out of reverence for Christ (Ephesians 5:21). That is the profound mystery. This session addresses the selfishness and woundedness that prevents us from living out the gospel in our marriage.

– The 6 Levels of Communication

What if your goal was to help your spouse win every argument? What would happen if you made it your priority to understand, instead of being understood? What if your marriage was marked by genuine listening, understanding and validating? This session walks each spouse through the six levels of communication (Small Talk, Facts, Opinions, Feelings, Desires/Needs, and Beliefs) and gets beneath the surface of issues and into the heart (Proverbs 4:23). This session receives the most “I wish we would have heard this years ago” comments from spouses and couples. 

 

5 – From Anger to Intimacy

Unresolved anger is like drinking poison expecting the other person to get sick. Some drink it in sips over time. Others gulp it daily by the gallons. In this session, couples will learn the skills to resolve conflict, hurt and pain. As spouses discover their “hot buttons,” they will learn tactics to deal with feelings of anger, frustration and rage. This session also covers the essentials of forgiveness, keys to nurturing a forgiving spirit, how to craft the perfect apology, and ways to remove the roadblocks to forgiveness. 

6 – The Language of Sex

How often should an evangelical couple have sex? (That is an actual question that was asked on our website.) How creative can we get? Who sets the boundaries in the bedroom? The Church has largely gone silent on the issue. Sex is sacred, yet it must be discussed if it’s going to truly be honored and protected (Hebrews 13:4). God has given us sex as a gift and it’s one to be thoroughly treasured, celebrated and enjoyed. In this fun, practical session, we will answer the question “How can I have the best sex of my life?” We take an honest look at the differences between men and women and find ways to bridge the gap that we can create the security and intimacy that great sex needs to flourish. 

7 – Face to Face(book):
The Effects of Social Media on Emotional, Relational and Spiritual Health

With it’s over 750 million active monthly users, Facebook (along with Twitter) has changed the landscape of human relationships. This one session helps parents, teens, teachers, pastors and mental health professionals examine both the positive and negative impact of social media on our families, jobs and church. 

8 – Trophy Child: Preparing Children For Something Greater than Themselves

I am guilty of showering my children with excessive praise, endless organized activities, too much privilege and not enough responsibility. I am part of a new generation of parents raising trophy children. Vanity parenting exists when parents use the attributes and accomplishments of their children to impress others. Spend a few minutes on Facebook and you will find plenty of examples of this modern parenting trend. This sessions covers parenting motives and the necessary strategies for raising children who love Jesus and others, not just themselves. 

9 – The Lighter Side of Parenting: Creating a Close-Knit Family

Years ago, my mentor, Dr. Gary Smalley, took notice of families that displayed unusually happy interaction among themselves. He intrigue led him to launch a study. The Smalley Relationship Center individually interviewed thousands of wives, husbands, and children separately. Each person was asked the same question: What do you believe is the main reason you are all so close and happy as a family? Each family member gave some form of this answer: “We do a lot of things together.” Close-knit families maximize togetherness and minimize times apart. Families that laugh and play together develop a bond that makes for more success in discipline strategies. 

10 – The Sex Talk: Teaching Your Children about Sex and Sexuality

Who taught you about sex? Perhaps it was your parents for a sit down, one-time “Talk” with minimal details. Was it friends or teachers at school? Maybe you picked up bits and pieces from television sitcoms of the 80’s. Unfortunately, the “Talk” doesn’t work anymore. Advances in technology, accessibility of pornography, and explicit content and innuendo in music, movies and television have exposed our children to sex like no generation prior. 

This Ten great topic have the ability to give you the gift of a greatest marriage you could of every imagined…

I can’t wait to read these books, with my sweet hubby Curt…

Be Blessed & remember to be a blessing,

Suzan

www.suzanbafford.com