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What are Marriage Enrichment Exercises and Why do Them?

What are Marriage Enrichment Exercises and Why do Them? Marriage Enrichment Exercises are tools to strengthen your marriage. They consist of structured questions for couples and a structured way of discussing answers. Just as regular physical exercise benefits our body, marriage enrichment […]

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Loving Well

by Bea Strickland We know that the first hot love, infatuation, doesn't last. In the book, The Truth About Love, author Pat Love talks about the behaviors of falling in love and what we can learn from them. We can employ […]

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Bea and Jim Strickland

Jim Strickland passed away May 26. He will be missed! Bea and Jim Strickland have been long-time members of Better Marriages, active on the national as well as the local (Silicon Valley) level. Bea and Jim believed in marriage enrichment - they […]

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Better Marriages Board of Directors Member Responsibilities

The Board of Directors is the policymaking body of the corporation. The direction of the affairs of the corporation, including responsibility for matters in furtherance of the corporation’s purposes, shall be vested in the Board of Directors. The responsibilities of Board […]

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The Joy of the Unexpected

From the resource files of Better Marriages   All of us expected to find happiness with our partners when we decided to marry. However, one of life's surprises is the joy of the unexpected pleasures. That joy is the focus of this couple […]

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Marriage Growth Plan

by Eddie and Sylvia Robertson adapted from Wonderful Wednesdays, available in our online bookstore here. It is time for a Marriage Growth Plan for the new year. But, before you begin, share your answers to these questions: Where have you made progress toward […]

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10 Ways to Make the New Year a Relationship Game Changer

by Priscilla Hunt New Year's Resolutions sometimes get a bad rap. Often, they're the butt of jokes and we get the message that we're expected to fail after the first week of the new year. But, Greg and I know that if […]

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A BIG Message about Love Relationships in a Few Select Words

Your life will not be “better” if you are married or in a committed relationship. We take ourselves with us wherever we go…especially into love relationships. A successful, committed relationship depends upon being ready: physically emotionally financially legally spiritually for the life and relationship that you want. […]

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Living A Life in Alignment

We create our life and our love life through our beliefs, intentions, and the actions we take in the world. Every one of us has an inner guidance system that drives us and guides our choice-making whether we are aware of […]

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Why Argue? Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

by Dr. Jackie Black, Professional Member of Better Marriages A minor disagreement can get out of hand very quickly or a simple conversation can suddenly turn into a shouting match. Why? Because your fear of being abandoned, or disappointing your partner makes itself […]

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Dividing chores equally leads to a better sex life

By Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune Couples can be forgiven for not knowing whether to give chores the side-eye or the come-hither. A new study says that dividing them evenly — particularly child-care responsibilities — leads to a better sex life and all-around […]

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