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I Understand Everything

The goal of listening is to understand what the other person is expressing. Seems like a simple goal, but why is it so difficult? If we listen with love, truly opening ourselves to the message our partner wants us to understand, […]

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Because I Have a Brain

Robert Browning said "Where my heart lies, let my brain lie also." Because I have a brain, because I love you. . . I'll think before I speak I'll give you the benefit of the doubt I'll think of new ways […]

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Group Ice Breakers

Do you work with a Marriage Enrichment Group or other small group? Consider using ice breakers at the beginning of your group time. Ice Breakers serve the purpose of promoting a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere in which couples grow increasingly comfortable sharing […]

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Rescuing Your Relationship from Stress

Jon Beaty/November 2017 This article was originally published by The Gottman Institute and republished with permission   Emotional distance, a loss of intimacy, and the death of romance. That describes our marriage less than six months after my wife and I exchanged vows. […]

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How to Find Your Paddle When Your Marriage Feels Up the Creek

How to Find Your Paddle When Your Marriage Feels Up the Creek by Heather McAlpine http://heathermcalpineconsulting.com Each of us ends up in difficult situations individually or in our marriages. Through no fault of our own, we have to adjust our plan, direction or […]

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What Makes a Great Wedding Video?

By Viddedit.com Everyone wants to cover a wedding video but most of us end up failing miserably. On a wedding, you have only one chance to take the perfect shot. There are no retakes like in the other kind of shootings. […]

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Love Your Partner More

by Belinda Luscombe Time Magazine May 20, 2019 Parents’ love for their children can make them do peculiar things. Like staying up until 1:00 am gluing glitter on a second-grade class project. Or driving 40 miles to deliver a single soccer cleat. […]

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Grateful for Mac and Mildred McIver

by Huw and Rachel Christopher (Mac and Mildred McIver were early participants with the Maces in the development of marriage enrichment). When we moved to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina in August 1986 some of the first people we met were Mac and […]

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Study Reveals Secrets for a Happy Life

By Christine Martinello linkedin.com/in/christine-martinello-0817594 It's the eternal quest - the search for a happy life. What if you knew just what to do, to have a happy and successful life? Would you focus on it with all your time, money & energy? Probably. Do you […]

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5 Movies To Watch Together

By DoULike.com Movies are great, everyone loves them and they often help us relax when we need it the most. They are even better when your bae is at home with you. Many couples struggle to find a movie to watch […]

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