First Snowfall

First Snowfall

by Helga Illig After our first big snowfall this winter, I had an unfortunate incident…….yup…..I can still hardly believe it happened to me….. as I was leaving the office for home, I started my car and then got out to brush the snow off my windows.  I couldn’t find my...
Lost

Lost

by Helga Illig A few years ago, during a busy “Pre-Christmas” trip to Costco, I found myself heading in the direction of the cashiers at the front of the store when I noticed a man with a shopping cart, a young boy in the shopping cart and another little boy seemingly...
Strong

Strong

Marriage For Men Articles by: Henry Sawatzky MA; RCC and Director I was on vacation for the first week of July. OK, so not everyone would consider it a vacation. When I tell people what I did and where I did it, I routinely see a look of bewilderment cross their face...
The Foxhole

The Foxhole

 Marriage For MenArticles by: Henry SawatzkyMA; RCC and Director I remember when I got my first GPS device.It was a puck-sized disk that connected via Bluetooth to my Palm Pilot (there’s a piece of archaeology for you). I was awed by this technology. I threw out my...
Men & Intimacy

Men & Intimacy

Marriage For Men Articles by: Henry Sawatzky MA; RCC and Director When it comes to reputation regarding sexual conduct, men seriously take it on the chin.And to be sure, we are guilty of far too much heinous sexual misconduct. It seems that hardly a week goes by...
Bruce Willis Syndrome

Bruce Willis Syndrome

Marriage For Men Articles by: Henry Sawatzky MA; RCC and Director Bruce Willis is one of my all-time favorite actors. I know, he’s never won an Oscar, and lots of his films are super cliché. But really, who doesn’t love Bruce Willis? He’s been in close to 90 movies...
So…My Wife had a Heart Attack

So…My Wife had a Heart Attack

Marriage For Men Articles by: Henry Sawatzky MA; RCC and Director The first thing you have to know about my wife is that she is absolutely the light of my life. I know it sounds a bit corny to quote the title of the song here. She has literally been The Wind Beneath...
Marriage for Men Introduction

Marriage for Men Introduction

Marriage For Men Articles by: Henry Sawatzky MA; RCC and Director Some years ago I was unwinding over a coffee with a friend. Our conversation meandered over a wide array of topics as we simply enjoyed one another’s company. Eventually, we came to discuss...

Depression

Often I will hear clients say “I’m just not myself” or “I just can’t seem to get myself motivated”. When we talk about depression, many people struggle with negative thoughts and feelings about being depressed. Many people ask “Will I ever feel like myself again?” The...
Couples Workshop