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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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Joanne Reid 1. I believe there are two types of people: Givers and Takers. Choose a partner with a generous heart. Observe how they treat disadvantaged people and how they treat animals, children, and elderly people. You'll see their true […]
Local experts offer tips for strong relationships. Don’t wait too long to seek help, they say. By Sara Mastbaum Thomas - Contributing Writer A new report by the Institute for Family Studies suggests that couples who marry between the ages of 25 […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Alex Craig of Have a Rich Marriage. Let’s be honest, money causes conflict in all of our marriages. It causes conflict because nobody has taught us how to handle or respond to money, especially […]
Every year my wife and I have pointed discussions about our dreams, goals and plans for the future. Over the years we have tried to keep life simple. This includes our marriage, parenting, household schedules, and activities our kids are involved in. We […]
Dear Eddie, Last week, we took part in a Virtual Marriage Enrichment Group about Differences. A couple shared that when they are vulnerable, their differences rise up. Under stress, you and I often fall back into Default Mode. Our personal factory settings give […]
by David & Darlene Steele. What does a Radical Marriage look like? No-one really knows because this is largely uncharted territory and individual for each couple. You can see glimpses in other couple relationships when they seem incredibly connected and in […]